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Old 01 January 2012, 04:59   #1
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Dolphins underwater

Bought myself a waterproof Fuji XP20 camera for Christmas... waterproof to 5m and ideal for a quick dip over the side of the RIB. Photography without being able to see the screen is a bit hit and miss but throw enough against the wall and some of it sticks!

A great new perspective which fuels the need to go and buy a dry suit and mask/flippers
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Old 01 January 2012, 06:52   #2
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Nice shots... Were they realy taken in the Falklands!?? Maybe some New form of Argie infiltration? Either way DEFINATELY need a ''Dry suit'' down there for ANY Aqua work I should imagine.
Is it right what I hear, that the chances of substantial Oil reserves in your local are looking better?..It could certainly account for the recent Sabre rattleing.
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Nice shots... Were they realy taken in the Falklands!?? Maybe some New form of Argie infiltration? Either way DEFINATELY need a ''Dry suit'' down there for ANY Aqua work I should imagine.
Is it right what I hear, that the chances of substantial Oil reserves in your local are looking better?..It could certainly account for the recent Sabre rattleing.
Genuine British dolphins in the Falklands

Yes a dry suit is needed - water temps are not warm even in summer!

I've not tried it again - it needs to be fairly calm otherwise you risk falling over the side... video works well also
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Nice photos Monty Halls would be pleased with those.
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(QUOTE Is it right what I hear, that the chances of substantial Oil reserves in your local are looking better?..It could certainly account for the recent Sabre rattleing. UNQUOTE)

Unfortunately all the sabre's being rattled are from South America (Argentina and her neighbours). We don't have any Sabres to rattle as they have all been decommisioned by the Govt. I believe new Sabre's have been ordered but wont be ready until 2090. Even when they have been made (probably by the Chinese), half of them will be put in storage and the other half won't actually rattle as that would be seen as breaching the Argentinians human rights.

In the meantime, the Govt have been given assurances by thr French that if needed, we can borrow one of their Sabres to rattle

At least we can still sing 'Brittania rules the waves'

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(QUOTE Is it right what I hear, that the chances of substantial Oil reserves in your local are looking better?..It could certainly account for the recent Sabre rattleing. UNQUOTE)

Unfortunately all the sabre's being rattled are from South America (Argentina and her neighbours). We don't have any Sabres to rattle as they have all been decommisioned by the Govt. I believe new Sabre's have been ordered but wont be ready until 2090. Even when they have been made (probably by the Chinese), half of them will be put in storage and the other half won't actually rattle as that would be seen as breaching the Argentinians human rights.

In the meantime, the Govt have been given assurances by thr French that if needed, we can borrow one of their Sabres to rattle

At least we can still sing 'Brittania rules the waves'

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We've still got One or two Sub's still in commission...Never too far away either I'm told

Taken a few hits for sure but not quite down to Belgian Navey Standards YET!
Oil/Gas a bit of a Gamechanger for sure.
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