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Tips on lake dive at Capo d'Acqua

Discussion in 'Underwater Videography' started by Sbiriguda, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    I will dive in Capo d'Acqua. I would like suggestions from you on how to make videos there and how to edit them

    My gear is:
    Go Pro Hero 6 black
    Andoer light
    Backscatter flip filter

    The result I would like to get is more or less this one:

    While I noticed that others made videos that look worse, especially the colors, like these:

    It's a lake dive, the water is very clear and transparent. It's spring water from the mountains all around, and it contains few algae and microorganisms. The maximum depth is -13 meters (about 42.65 feet) but mostly the dive is I would say at -5 meters or -7 m (23 feet), not more than -10 in order to avoid stirring up bottom sediments. There is an old town from the middle ages underwater

    Now my questions:
    1) should I use a light or not?
    2) should I use a backscatter filter? I think I have 3 of them including a "shallow" filter which I normally don't use
    3) what kind of editing should I make to the colors?
    4) what kind of video should I make to the surrounding mountains before and after the dive?

    Thanks (and sorry for the long post)
  2. Must_dash

    Must_dash Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Lago Maggiore, Varese, Italy
    Watching the thread, planning for spring next year. Is Atlantide still the dive centre?
    in VA Lombadia
  3. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    Yes, the diving is diving Atlantide based in L’Aquila, you can ask of Dante Cetrioli
    ATLANTIDE scuola sommozzatori - unico gestore del lago di Capo D'Acqua, Homepage,
    Make sure you contact them well in advance. Capodacqua is a small irrigation lake inside a natural reserve, it’s closed to the public. The only way to get the permission to dive there is to call atlantidesub. They must come from L’Aquila on purpose to bring the guides, so if you contact them they can find a place for you when other groups go.
    Capodacqua is part of the town of Capestrano, which is worth a visit itself. Very close there is also Rocca Calascio, a must see if you have time, it’s the castle where they shot several movies, including The Name of the Rose, Ladyhawk, Il viaggio della sposa and others
    If you plan to go there perhaps you can make it part of a longer trip, it’s a long way from Varese and maybe you can add some stops to visit towns in Romagna or Marche, or Rome if you pass by the west coast

    We are not far sometimes we can meet for a dive if you like

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