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Diving Mexico: great whites and massive schools of fish

Discussion in 'U/W Videos' started by Chris Underwater, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Chris Underwater

    Chris Underwater Angel Fish

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    A short video from my trip to Isla Guadalupe and Cabo Pulmo:

     
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  2. matdiver

    matdiver Nassau Grouper

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    Wow, simply amazing! Your composition of the shots is really good, and I love the natural colours you have too. My favourite shot was the whaleshark from above, around 4.10.
    Could you tell us a little bit about the equipment you used please? It looks like you manually white balanced throughout, but it would be really interesting to know which camera and lenses you used etc.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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  3. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Great video and wow that is a lot of fish!
     
  4. Chris Underwater

    Chris Underwater Angel Fish

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    Thanks!
    Camera used was a Sony RX100Mk3 with a Fantasea AOI UWL09 wetlense for most of the wide shots.
    And you were right, all manual whitebalancing.
     
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  5. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Epic!
     
  6. dcvf2

    dcvf2 Nassau Grouper

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    Fantastic and wonderful video:cheers::thumb::heart:
     
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  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    May I assume that you were in a cage for the great white footage?

    That was something when the seal went down to the shark as if it was going to tease but changed mind.
     
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  8. Grateful head

    Grateful head Angel Fish

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    I would definitely be interested in a write-up about traveling to, staying and diving in the area. Looks like it’s very close to Cabo San Lucas but not sure about traveling to the island. Wikipedia has it listed as a “closed town” that requires a permit. If you have time.
     
  9. Chris Underwater

    Chris Underwater Angel Fish

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    You assume right. Leaving the cages is not allowed.
    It's pretty straight forward.

    The first part was Cabo Pulmo, which is a tiny village down a few dusty roads from Los Cabos. You can do day trips to there from the Los Cabos area, or stay in Cabo Pulmo itself, which I did for quite a few days. Not much to do besides diving and hiking there. Note that diving can be canceled due to weather on short notice, so if you wanna be sure to get enough dives in plan some time here.

    To Isla Guadalupe (great whites) your only way to get there is via liveaboard. Liveaboards often leave from Ensenada, which is a short drive from Tijuana. Most of the trips are 5 days, so one day out, three days in the water, one day back. You cannot go onto the island itself.

    So what I did was fly into Los Cabos, stayed at Cabo Pulmo for a good week, took a direct flight up to Tijuana and went to Ensenada, did the liveaboard trip to Guadalupe, and afterwards flew back out from Tijuana.
     
  10. Grateful head

    Grateful head Angel Fish

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    Thanks for that. Probably wouldn’t be interested in doing a live aboard at this point but Cabo Pulmo has my interest.
     

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