Packed and ready to go!

Travels, underwater

Sunset over Komodo NP

Sunset over Komodo NP

All the bags are packed for our 3 weeks trip around Flores island. I think we really reduced our luggage to a strict minimum :
Chris’ and my bags weight 20 kg each!

This includes :

  • all dive equipment such as BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, booties,snorkel, gloves, reef hook  🙂
  • strobe arms, housing handles and all cables for the cameras
  • a bit of clothes such as 3 pants and 4 T-Shirts
  • Lots of Anti -Nyamuk!
Ze bags

Ze bags

An Explorer hard case (15kg) contains the 2 Ike housings.

Well, no need to tell you that our hand luggage  goes slightly over the 7 kg we are allowed to 🙂 But with 10 kg in each bag I find it quite reasonable for a laptop, 2 cameras, as for me I take the 18-200mm lens for topside shots. A 60mm and 105mm macro and the 10-17mm Tokina wide angle and 2 Ike strobes. Chris carries a 50mm macro, a 2x TC , his brand new 14-54mm lens and 2 Ike strobes too. I carry a Canon compact camera for the eventual snapshot during surface interval

Here an old slide picture I took in 2003 around Komodo with my old Sea&Sea MII. The image quality is crap to non-existent, but you can see why I’m eager to get back diving there. Healthy reefs and lots of life!

sharkfamily in Komodo

shark family in Komodo

If internet connections allow I will keep you updated on a daily basis on the adventures around Flores.

Splash calendar 2011

calendar, diving, my slideshows, underwater

Last year we started to print a calendar for the dive shop.It was handed out to lots of customers. It was a big A3 sized wall calendar with dark background. We got lots of positive feedback so it was an easy decision to go for a 2011 edition. Last year I focused on macro photography, so I decided to change and chose wide-angle pictures, all featuring one or more divers.

I placed the order for printing 30 minutes ago.

Here is the very first preview. I hope you enjoy. Don’t hesitate to leave suggestions and comments.

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diving, Exhibitions

Photo Exhibition by Mona Dienhart

Mona and Steven

Invitation !

Dear friends,

I am delighted to invite you to an exhibition of some of my underwater photography.

Steven Weinberg, diver, traveller, adventurer and photographer will also be there to present his latest book: “Eau de Vie – memories of 50 years of diving”. Steven is a biology teacher at the European School and is author of numerous books.

Come and discover photos, slides, books and other surprises over a drink.

When:             Thursday 10 December at 19:00

Where:           Splash – Aquasports

All welcome!