Yesterday was a two-dive day. Today we did one.
It was the most pleasant day yet. Putting on the gear, setting up the camera, waiting for the dive master to tell me to jump in… This seems as routine as it could get I suppose.
The Gates Underwater Housing and the EX1 are proving to so far be a bulletproof setup. Save for Day 1 when for unexplained reasons the focus failed right after entering the water and I spent 40 minutes being pissed at my equipment at the bottom of Lake Michigan. That hasn’t happened since.
One of the most valuable lessons learned is to wear ankle weights when you have the Superwide Dome Port on the housing. It might otherwise want to tip you forward and then you’ll be wrestling to get a steady shot without fighting the camera. Though it is much improved with the positively-buoyant collar as well.
I’ve been having a great time, diving daily, getting comfortable with the gear, making some really great friends with some truly amazing people from around the world, and doing what I love: going on an adventure with a camera in-hand.
More to come as we continue to examine the site!