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This is my experience, normally during open water or AOW courses, because you are diving at very calm condition, normally DM or instructor deploy SMB during the 5 meter safety stop.

There are 2 reasons to deploy SMB, one is to avoid been crashed by boat, and secondly is to allow boatman to see you. For reason one, deploy at 5meter is fine, because you are not likely to dive in the path of Tanker nor big cruise ship. But for second reason, you want to deploy SMB as early as possible, see my explanation below:

From my experience it is better to deploy SMB whenever you decided to ascent, especially important when you are diving at challenging conditions, where surface wave is high, strong current or drift diving, you want the boatman to see your SMB as early as possible, because you could be drifted very far away after the 3 minutes safety stop. As long as the captain see your SMB, he will be able to track and locate you even after you are drifted far away.  Especially when you are diving with small boat, when there is strong current and 1 meter surface wave, if you are drifted half to 1km away, the boatman will not be able to locate you, on the other hand, if your SMB is raised near the boat, the boatman can track and know to find you.

There is no disadvantage of releasing SMB early, except that you work more to reel back the line.
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Trip Reports & Reviews / Maldives. Underwater painter.
« Last post by Luk.Ar. on 03 Apr 20, 13:56 »
Hi guys!  I'm a new member in your community)))  My wife and I were visiting Maldives about a year ago. We are not divers, we can only snorkel and freedive a bit.  I was making a video of corals from the surface with a selfie stick. Suddenly I saw a girl in a funny orange hat painting underwater! It was very shallow, maybe 2-3 meters deep. So I tried to go deeper to take video closer. But it bothered her. Anyway, we had to check out in 15 minutes. So we left the hotel without getting any info about her. My wife wants to get exactly this painting and she has been asking me to find this artist for a long time. Iím specially registered on a few diving forums to ask professionals, maybe someone knows the name of the artist?

Don't know how to add video. On another webforum agree with this link

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Hi! Please tell how to attach video, I have questions about video and can't find how to do it. Try from smart phone.
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Hey folks,

I have the following for sale, used for 2 trips and did a full service since.

Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III ver.2 SG$3000 (for Canon 5DMIII)
Sea & Sea DX Macro Port 87 SG$350 (for Canon 100MM Macro L or Macro)
Sea & Sea Dual Sync Cords SG$100
Sea & Sea Extension Ring 40 4CM SG$350 (extension ring for wide angle etc.)

http://www.seaandsea.jp/products/digital_slr/mdx5dmarkIIIver2/

If your interested please whatsapp me at 9247 two three two three
I won't pick up calls as so please just whatsapp.
Thanks
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Price reduce to $2800. Very affordable DSLR setup.
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Singapore & Malaysia / Re: Singapore to Perhentian islands
« Last post by jchantw on 12 Mar 20, 17:17 »
Did you come to a conclusion what's the best way to get to pulau perhentian? I've got the same question to pulau tenggol too..   :-\
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Everywhere Else / Scuba Diving, Placencia, Belize
« Last post by Mattnewkirk@yahoo.com on 05 Feb 20, 10:48 »
Placencia, located in the relaxed, southern end of Belize, is a place where everything gets done, but at a far less stressful pace than areas with heavy tourist traffic. Good food and friendly people are easy to find in this colorful village that has long been a haven for ocean lovers and scuba divers. With this coastal haven as our base, we were able to dive the nearby waters and enjoy multiple days of creature spotting around colorful reefs filled with life.

https://www.mymola.com/scuba-diving-placencia-belize/
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Placencia, located in the relaxed, southern end of Belize, is a place where everything gets done, but at a far less stressful pace than areas with heavy tourist traffic. Good food and friendly people are easy to find in this colorful village that has long been a haven for ocean lovers and scuba divers. With this coastal haven as our base, we were able to dive the nearby waters and enjoy multiple days of creature spotting around colorful reefs filled with life. The full trip report with photos is posted here https://www.mymola.com/scuba-diving-placencia-belize/


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