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Old 08-07-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
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Grand Isle Trip

We went out of Grand Isle this weekend. Got some nice red snapper, mangrove snapper, lemon fish, and grouper. Weather was great most of the time. I had ear trouble on my first dive and couldn't dive the rest of the time, so I only got a gag grouper. These are some of the underwater pictures. I will let Andy (Southern Cross) post the rest of the fish pictures since he got the big red snapper.
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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Great pics! What kind of camera is that?
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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The camera belongs to one of the other guys that went diving with us. Not sure exactly what kind it was but I will find out. I do know it is brand new, 5.1 mega pixel, and did not have an external strobe. This trip was the first time he got to use it. I was surprised at how good the underwater pictures turned out. Very little backscater on the close in pictures.
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:41 AM   #4
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Nice pic and report. I went out last week, to some clean clear water, The life on those "nasty oil rigs" is unreal, sometimes rivals the natural reefs.
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:06 PM   #5
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The camera is a Nikon Coolpix 5600.
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:35 PM   #6
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Let me know the next time you need a diver.I will freedive so I won't take up much room.I here that Grand Isle always has great diving.
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:47 PM   #7
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Grand Island, Nebraska, right? =)
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:09 PM   #8
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how far did you have to go out to to get to good water?
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:42 PM   #9
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Where'd he get the housing? I've got a coolpix 3200. I saw a housing online for around $130, but I was a little leary.
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Gauge,
Thanks for the ride, helluva trip.

See if you can get that pic of the snap up here. How do you reduce file size to attach pics?
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #11
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Chasintail,

I sent you a pm. We need to do a freediving trip to Grand Isle.
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Thanks Andy,
I will email you all my info.
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:53 PM   #13
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Let me know the next time you need a diver.I will freedive so I won't take up much room.I here that Grand Isle always has great diving.
Scuba or freedive, anytime. I don't freedive, but I might be willing to try.
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how far did you have to go out to to get to good water?
We went out 43 miles. That is just where the rigs are that we were diving. The water was clear, but not as clear as it may look in the pictures.
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Where'd he get the housing? I've got a coolpix 3200. I saw a housing online for around $130, but I was a little leary.
I know he got the housing from amazon.com. I'm not sure what he paid but I think it was around $130.
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Gauge,
Thanks for the ride, helluva trip.

See if you can get that pic of the snap up here. How do you reduce file size to attach pics?
I used photoshop to reduce the physical size of the picture and reduce the file size. In photoshop, choose the "save for web" option and reduce the size. Not sure how to do it without photoshop.

Here is the picture of Southern Cross's 26 pound red snapper:
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:01 PM   #14
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A couple of more pictures, the smaller snapper went 19 pounds.
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Thanks,
Spearboard kicks ass!!!I have been diving with people I would have never met because of this board.Gauge,I will send contact info.
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