Here’s a video I put together for the recent Perhentian dive trip. Too bad it wan’t the best dives of the time because I failed to configure my camera settings during the good ones!
Just came back from my diving trip at Pulau Perhentian. This is the first time I am using my Olympus XZ-1 underwater. I did not get really good results the first 3 dives. Only during the last dive was it a little OK but it was also not one of the best dives for the day. Visibility was not so good. There wasn’t much stuff to see. But I did managed to practice my camera settings and also my buoyancy.
You guys should visit Perhentian Islands. The sands are so fine as if someone used a sieve shaker to produce such fine sands. Diving, snorkelling, hiking or party by the beach at night, this is the place for everyone.
We will be diving and having a bit of beach bumming next month in Pulau Perhentian. Hopefully the weather treats us with some sunshine. Diving when it’s raining is OK. Diving when there;s a storm is not OK. Not sure if I should be packing my sunless spray tan instead.
Then again I think it’s gonna be awesome. Can’t wait to experiment with my Olympus XZ-1.
During the recent MIDE (Malaysia International Dive Expo) I was this close to getting the GoPro HD2 together with the underwater dive housing. It was a good deal but I finally went for the Olympus XZ-1. After weighing all the factors, the XZ-1 would be my best choice since there is an upcoming dive trip to Pulau Perhentian and I may want some still shots. I got the XZ-1 with the Underwater housing package for MYR1999. They gave me freebies like tripod, leather casing, extended warranty, some cloth, Olympus PEN (actual pen with a light) and nothing else.
I’m not a fan of DSLR. I prefer-point-and-shoot camera with manual controls. Besides bringing a DSLR on a diving trip just makes you prepare loads of equipment like a cybertech scientist on a mission to Mars, IMHO.
..and here’s a sample shot from my Flickr