Emerald Coast Underwater Blog

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Swimming with a Goliath

Our dive club went out with Scuba Shack of Pensacola last Sunday and had two excellent dives on the San Pablo Freighter and the Ocean Wind sites.  We’ve been getting a lot of rain this summer and we also had west winds which is not ideal for the panhandle so...

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Wide-Angle with Dual Strobes

I’ve only been able to get in a handful of dives since adding a second strobe, and they’ve all been shore dives where I left my WAL behind to focus on macro and close-up shooting.  But an outstanding marine forecast was enough motivation for me to make time for some boat...

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First Dives of 2017

After three months without diving I couldn’t wait any longer to get back in the water, so I bought a hooded 5/3 mm vest to wear under my 3mm farmer john and did a couple dives. I was also eager to test a few camera upgrades.  The water temperature was...

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Camera Upgrades

At the beginning of last season I added a UWL-04 lens to my TG-4 camera rig and, with the 2017 season currently underway, I recently decided to make a few more upgrades.  The simple tray and flex arm that I started with are adequate for a compact single strobe setup,...

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Favorite Emerald Coast Dive Sites

So far I’ve only scratched the surface of the nearly 100 dive sites along the Emerald Coast.  All of the sites I have explored have been fairly enjoyable with most being worth repeating, but some are quickly becoming my favorites.  With so many sites remaining to explore it might change...