One Diver’s Perspective.

Scuba, Photography and Scandal


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  1. Mind if I lift a photo for a post as long as I give you credit/link?

    Comment by Bunk Strutts | July 23, 2008 | Reply

    • Hmm, I hope I replied to this before, but I surely do not mind you lifting a photo and giving me credit/link back.

      Comment by davidscubadiver | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. Great Photos, my grandson came across your site and sent me a link. You need to try the Pacific Islands for an entirely different dive enviornment and fish. Keep it up and glad you like this great sport. The campfire stories are great also. An hour in the water produces at least 2 hours of stories.

    Don Evans
    71 and still love it.

    Comment by Don Evans | August 3, 2008 | Reply

  3. Don, love to hear that you are still diving! Colleen and I are diving Komod and maybe a day or so in Bali in the Summer of 2009. Of course, we can’t wait to do it!

    Comment by davidscubadiver | August 3, 2008 | Reply

  4. what kind of camera/underwater case do you use? also do you have any recommendations on gear and/or which scuba tour companies you’ve gone with and liked?

    Comment by joe | June 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. oops, meant to specify that i’m looking into tour companies in cozumel (ive been there twice but have only snorkeled)

    Comment by joe | June 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Joe, I think if you look at the about me section of the website, it has a section regarding my equipment. The more recent photos were taken with a Nikon d300 camera in an ikelite housing, with a single ds125 strobe. The older photos were taken with a sony cybershot camera in a sony housing. If you are not interested in spending thousands of dollars to carry around 25 pounds of camera equipment on vacation, I highly recommend going with a sony or canon point and shoot in the manufacturer’s housing, as they take very nice pictures without the huge cost and inconvenience of the dslr camera. That said, I enjoy shooting with the dslr!

      When I dove in cozumel I went with Aldora Divers and the barracuda hotel. You cannot go wrong with Aldora and I highly recommend them. They are a bit more expensive but worth it.

      Comment by davidscubadiver | June 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. My name is Erin Rowan and I’m interning with Heal the Bay – an environmental nonprofit based in Santa Monica, California. I found your Blog through and thought that your dedication to ocean exploration and diving was inspiring! Here at Heal the Bay our mission is to keep coastal waters, safe, healthy and clean – so we’ve been fighting hard against ocean pollution and plastic marine debris, such as nurdles, bottle caps and single-use bags.

    In case you didn’t already know, here are some outrageous plastic bag facts: 1) plastic bags are the 4th most common piece of debris collected at beach clean-ups, 2) 19 BILLION plastic bags are distributed in CA each year 3) less than 5% of those bags get recycled and 4) well over 40% of marine mammal species, seabird species and sea turtle species are recorded to have been negatively impacted by the ingestation or entanglement of marine debris (60-80% of which is plastics!) – in fact 7 whales were recently found dead from ingesting plastic bags (

    I’m reaching out to you to see if we can potentially partner and collaborate on this issue. Heal the Bay is about to initiate a Viral Bag Campaign called “Trash Your Friends” to drive awareness and action and rid our shores and seas of one-time-use plastic bags.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in learning more about this campaign, and the tools we can provide for spreading the word about banning plastic bags.

    Thank you in advance for your response!

    Comment by Erin Rowan | February 1, 2010 | Reply

  7. Hi, im interested in your add on wetpixel. i would like to know if you will break up the rig, if your interested send me an email

    Comment by Ryan | May 12, 2015 | Reply

    • Not really sure how/why my wet pixel add responses wind up going to my word press account. But I assume you have already purchased your d300 rig?

      Comment by davidscubadiver | May 4, 2018 | Reply

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