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Old 01-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Here's some pics from a dive a couple weeks ago. My pics and video have been trapped on my computer for a couple weeks since my laptop charger broke. Just finally ordered a new one.

This was a UWF scuba club trip with Snapper Trapper Charters. Paul runs an awesome dive charter and always has really great places to take us. We have a few underwater archaeology students so this was a great way to have fun diving and experience raw, real, unadulterated Pensacola history in an interesting way. For me, this is what it's all about.

Thought I would share these with the PFF, It was truly a breathtaking sight. Looks to be a WWII-era F4 corsair. You could even stick your hands inside and feel the throttle and controls. Sorry they are not the best quality, they are all screenshots from 720p video. I may edit this down into a short video, haven't decided yet. Enjoy


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pretty cool!
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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What a great dive. Is the UWF dive club open to alumni as well? I've been looking into joining a dive club and the two that I know of are the UWF club and the club in Gulf Breeze.
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That is an awesome dive. Paul Redman dropped me on it last year, and its one of my favorite wrecks. Here is a link to the video I shot. Paul has all the best spots!
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What a great dive. Is the UWF dive club open to alumni as well?
I don't think so, but I'm not 100% sure. Its worth checking into.

Firefish, thanks for the post. That is some really great footage. I tried to film the controls, but it was a bit too dark for the anemic little gopro. I need to mount some mini strobes on the top and maybe that would help
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Wow, that's some nice viz!
Thanks for sharing.
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It's a real shame there are very few Snapper left in the gulf though.
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I don't think so, but I'm not 100% sure. Its worth checking into.

Firefish, thanks for the post. That is some really great footage. I tried to film the controls, but it was a bit too dark for the anemic little gopro. I need to mount some mini strobes on the top and maybe that would help
I have to throw out about !!!! 8000 lumens !!!! to even get the color I did in that video....could use a lot more.
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AWESOME pics! Looks like you guys had a great dive!! Thanks for sharing!
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I can remember when that plane was sitting on the wheels and you could swim under it. If it's the one in 140 feet. south of the pass.
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