Pete Atkinson thinks so

I used to think Nai'a was a wonderful live-aboard dive boat. Compared with my own boat, where I have to do the cooking, washing-up, fill the tanks, the cleaning, even model for myself with a self -timer - for Christ's sakes, how pitiful is that -anything would be an improvement. But since my last trip on Nai'a I went on another live-aboard, one of a fleet of clones, a bit like McDonald's. Unfortunately the comparison didn't end there. So now I know that Nai'a is a wonderful dive boat....

Subal D10 housing for Nikon D100 DSLR

Subal have announced their latest housing for the Nikon D100 digital SLR camera. Deliveries should be available by the end of the year and there will be controls for shutter release, front control dial, on off, exposure compensation, flash sync, display light, mode dial, M S C, manual focus, zoom, lens release, AF lock, meter switch, focus area selector, delete,flash power compensation, menu and enter OK. The housing will be similar to the Nikon F80 and will have an optical viewfinder as well...

By Jack Jackson

Dolphin and diver, Nikonos V, 15mm lens 1 90 at F5.6. Dolphin and diver, Nikonos V, 15mm lens 1 90 at F5.6. Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Nikonos V, 28mm lens 1 90 at F8. Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Nikonos V, 28mm lens 1 90 at F8. an emergency. For the same reason I always dive with two different dive computers, one of which has user replaceable batteries. I have only found two countries where local law prohibits me from diving alone -Aruba and Israel. The tourist board supplied me with a buddy...

Jonah housings

A new South Korean company has begun producing housings for Nikon F100 cameras and plans housings for Canon EOS3 and Leica R6 cameras. In addition they are working on a housing for the Nikon D100 right digital stills camera which should be available towards the end of the year. Power switch, Shutter release mechanical , Main command dial, Sub-command dial, Shooting mode dial, Flash sync mode button, Exposure compensation button, LCD illuminator button, LCD panel window, Function dial,...

By Steve Warren Aquamatic

Aquamatic Camera

La Spirotechnique is an illustriuos name. Originally set up as the diving equipment manufacturing arm of the Air L'iquide group to build and market Cousteau - Gagnan Aqualungs, the French company has many innovations to its credit. One of Spiros most revered products was the Calypsophot developed for the Cousteau divers. Later the rights to this camera were bought by Nikon and the Nikonos line was established and passed into legend. In the late seventies Spiro introduced another underwater...

Useful information

Rapid bay is about 100km and a few hours drive south of Adelaide. Apart from a campsite there is little other accommodation near the jetty. We stayed at Dolphin dive in nearby Normanville. Simple but comfortable accommodation above the dive shop made it easy to pick up tanks and fills etc. They also hire out wetsuits and the range of gear at reasonable prices. Dolphin dive went out of their way to ensure we had a good time including lending us their trolley when ours died . Normanville also has...

Kodak DCS Pro 14n full frame Digital 35mm SLR

Kodak has announced the new 14 megapixel DCS-14n. The magnesium-alloy body is built around a Nikon F100 F80, has a built-in portrait grip and is notably smaller than any previous Kodak DCS D-SLR. The camera is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, takes Compact Flash Type I II and SD MMC storage, supports JPEG-ERI higher dynamic range JPEG and also features an orientation sensor. The camera should be available in December with an expected street price of US 4,000. The DCS Pro 14n is Kodak's...

Aquatica A5000 for Coolpix

The Aquatica A5000 is a very compact housing that allows easy access to all of the key camera controls. Users are able to view their pictures instantly through the lcd screen and the shade dramatically improves viewing under difficult conditions. The A5000 housing has a foam grip handle for easy portability. It comes equipped with one Nikonos-style bulkhead, with the option of using a second. The housing is fully anodized in black and coated with a polyurethane powder paint and a clear coat....

Gates Sony F707 housing

Rich with features found only on higher-end systems, the F707 housing from Gates is designed for both the professional and recreational underwater photographer. Professional-level controls, a dedicated external strobe, and the Gates Multi Port lens system make the F707 from Gates a highly flexible, yet user friendly digital still housing. Control Access - The professional will appreciate access to all key camera functions including manual focus, white balance, auto exposure lock, and complete...

Subal wide angle port for CP5 Coolpix 5000 housing

The Subal wide angle port for the CP5 Nikon Coolpix 5000 housing is now available and it incorporates a unique sensor for use with TTL flash. The port can be used with either of the two wide angle lenses WC-E68 and FC-E8 and the dome is made from optical glass. This port completes the CP5 system making it the most versatile midrange digital stills camera outfit on the market today. For further details go to www.subal.com or Ocean Optics Tel 020 7930 8408 www.oceanoptics.co.uk

Blue Dolphin Of Malta Is Back

After an absence of six years, the prestigious Blue Dolphin of Malta International underwater photographic competition is back with a splash. This 10th Edition of Blue Dolphin is being held from the12th to 17 th November 2002. Competitors and their models, judges and journalists from various countries, are meeting to respectively share and exchange, the pleasures and knowledge of capturing the beauty and wonders of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition this year, for the beginners in this...