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Old 08-25-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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sony nex5n.... Brad's Wreck offshore Key West

This is my best work yet on the wreck Keyskiller /Johnylongblades found while glancing at the sonar trolling.
Shot with a sony nex5n in a nauticam housing with a 15mm Nikor underwater wide angle lens and twin solas 4000 lumens video lites. 3200 iso, manual white balance "shoot ur foot" card. Great definition at about 5 atm depth.
Me and Wet hit the wreck looking to spear dinner , but no big boys home this day. Its always a cool dive and one of the goals of the trip was to get some clear footage of the wreck. Time goes quick deep and all too soon we have to leave the wreck. As we're boarding the Scarab we notice ....AH CRAP !!!! missing a lite bar. One of the Light and Motion Solas 4000 video light is missing!!! Talk about being bummed out after having a great dive.....loosing a $1500.00 video lite at sea....
We motored back to where we thought we were extracted judging by the lobster pot balls and pushed MOB on the garmin. Good news was we had great film footage.
The next day water was flat calm , used that window of opportunity to go back offshore and hunt for the lost solas 4000. Returned to the MOB spot we thought was close to the area and threw a hook and marker ball on it. I dove in with my Dacor Sprint battery powered wheel chair and commenced to do figure 8s around the grappling hook searching ....searching..NOTHING..Man , I was really low now...totally bummed out. The Delima ...waste a day of vacation hunting lost gear or put my tail between my legs and move on. So did a 1 hr surface interval on the Scarab and then kitted up again , this time tossing the hook and marker ball over at the wreck itself. Now this day the current deep is different 180 degrees from the day before. Going down I see grappling hook is 30 feet behind the wreck with the line trailing astern. The day we lost the lite, the hook was out in the sand at 10 o'clock from the bow rail with the current pushing out to the front of the wreck. So I scooter out into the upper left quadrant from the bow and as I leave sight of the wreck I look down and start mentally trail marking via odd sponges and rocks. Well , now the pressure is on ...how far do I search?? Then out of the blue...there it is. Laying on the bottom , were it drifted to when dropped. Talk about a great feeling. What an emotional rollercoaster ride . I'm really pumped now and after a few offgassing stops I break the surface , waving the lost light above my head. Only a half day spent to recover $1500.00 dive toy.
Mentally exhausted but feeling good we motored to our next dive spot on the Bar.
Sometimes when tested we are at our best.
Film is on vimeo in 720 at 30fps although it was shot at 1080p and 60 fps. Wet is still working on some post production stuff like this.

http://vimeo.com/73059423 Link to Brads wreck on vimeo shot aug 2 2013
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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One of the Light and Motion Solas 4000 video light is missing!!! Talk about being bummed out after having a great dive.....loosing a $1500.00 video lite at sea....

Then out of the blue...there it is. Laying on the bottom, were it drifted to when dropped.

http://vimeo.com/73059423
Nice exploration video Wade.

Luck prevailed on the solas light find - those are great lights.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #3
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Re: sony nex5n.... Brad's Wreck offshore Key West

Great vid. Glad you recovered the light. Real bummer to lose that!!

Also should have cleaned up those lionfish. Looked like there was some beefy ones there
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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Re: sony nex5n.... Brad's Wreck offshore Key West

Always a great dive. Glad you got your gear back.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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Re: sony nex5n.... Brad's Wreck offshore Key West

Awesome video of that wreck. Glad you found the light. Too bad no blacks were home!
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Re: sony nex5n.... Brad's Wreck offshore Key West

Nice Wade, brings back memories.
I have another wreck really close to it, just a little bit deeper, call me and I will hook you up.

Also noticed a lot of mono on the wreck. I remember it being very clean, no mono, braid, anything. We used to pull blacks and cuberas off of it routinely.
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