Barbados Scuba Diving

Trunkfish

Trunkfish, Lobster Reef, Bridgetown, , Barbados, © 2017 Bob Hahn

Barbados is a small island located in the lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. It was part of Great Britain and is now an independent nation.

I found it a good destination for scuba diving in the Caribbean.  With his visibility of 50 to 75 feet and warm calm water.  Below is a series of photographs taken on my recent trip.  I dove with the ECO Dive located at House of Pillars, Cavens Lane, Bridgetown, St. Michael, Barbados. (www.ecodivebarbados.com Tel. (246) 243-5816 – Email: dive@ecodivebarbados.com)

We went on four dive sites over two days for first was as Asta Reef in the second was Carlysle Bay Marine Park, this was my favorite diver site on the island with calm waters and 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. We were able see three on the dive. The second day we went to  Shark Reef and Lobster Reef, current was strong on Shark Reef  but otherwise a good dive.

ECO Dive’s boat holds six people which makes it a great place to get personal attention. Andrew Western, Instructor/Manager and Michael Waltress, Divemaster and captain of the boat did a great job showing me where to find good subjects for photography. I highly recommend that if you’re going to Barbados contact them, their service was excellent and Andrew’s knowledge of diving and photography very helpful to great photographs.

Thank you Andrew and Michael.

Olympus OM-D/EM1 Mark II in a was PT-EP14 Underwater Housing and PPO-E04 Dome Lens Port use for the photographs. Lighting was two Fantasea Radiant 1600 Video Lights.

 

 

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Olympus Demo at Dutch Springs Expo Weekend

Challenger 600 Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA, © 2016 Bob Hahn, Olympus OMD/E-M1 OLYMPUS M.7-14mm F2.8 at 7 mm, ISO 800 Exposure: 1/60@f/5

Challenger 600 Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA, © 2016 Bob Hahn, Olympus OMD/E-M1 OLYMPUS M.7-14mm F2.8 at 7 mm, ISO 800 Exposure: 1/60@f/5

Dutch Springs is holding it’s 1st Annual Expo Weekend  June 3-4, 2017.

Join us to demo the latest Olympus Cameras and housings. I will be doing seminars on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by our booth to register for a door prize.

Many leading manufacturers in the Dive Industry will demo their dive gear.

Dutch Spring’s dive safety seminar series will kick off this weekend.

Dutch Springs, located in Bethlehem, PA, is a 50-acre lake, with attractions at depths up to 100 feet. The lake is spring-fed from an underground aquifer that filters through limestone to provide excellent visibility. Explore underwater platforms, submerged vehicles, aircraft and other unusual sites. Enjoy a variety of interesting fish and aquatic life, including Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Palomino Trout, Koi, Yellow Perch and Goldfish. Visit their website www.dutchsprings.com for more information.

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving

2015 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Dutch Springs

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/6.3

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/6.3

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/5.6

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/5.6

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/6.3

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/6.3

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/6.3

Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA © 2015 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M1 OLYMPUS 8mm Lens at 8 mm, 1/60@f/6.3

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M.Zuiko ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Lens

180° of Creative Shooting

Explore exciting creative possibilities the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f1.8 fisheye PRO. The super-fast lens lets you apply interesting fisheye effects in low-light conditions, yet it delivers the same amazing edge-to-edge sharpness as other Olympus PRO series lenses.

This ultra portable fisheye lens makes this a perfect companion for creative shooting in any environment, especially urban street shooting, landscapes, underwater and  hand-held night shots.

The M.Zuiko PRO 8mm fisheye, with a full 180° of creative shooting. It’s lightweight and portable enough to throw in your camera bag without a second thought.

Unparalleled Optical Performance

The M.Zuiko PRO 8mm fisheye’s lens architecture (17 elements in 15 groups) dramatically reduces, chromatic and comatic aberration. Its proprietary ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating virtually eliminates ghosts and flares from backlit scenes. And its precision optics maintains pin-point sharp resolution right up to the edges of the frame – even at a wide-open f1.8 aperture.

Sealed For Perfection

The M.Zuiko PRO 8mm fisheye is surprisingly rugged. There’s a weather-sealing in five separate locations and it’s freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C).

The PPO-EP02 Dome Port available For The M.Zuiko 8mm F1.8 Pro Lens. The Dome Port is compact and designed to maximize the lens performance whether you’re shooting over/unders, macros or around the reef or wreck.

PPO-EP02 is compatible with the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II Underwater housings. The PT-EP13 Underwater Housing for E-M5 Mark II requires a port exchange service.  Users are required to send their housing into the service dept at which time they will install the PPO-EP02 (item only available through service) for use in that housing.

Shot with the OM-D E-M1 and the 8mm F1.8 PRO Lens

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Bonaire Underwater Photo Safari

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Camera Review: Olympus OM-D/E-M5

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