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Old 03/09/2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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Maui Dive and Camera mode recommendations

I will be going to Maui in 2 months and will bring my gopro hero 3+ to shoot while diving. I have a tray mount, a red filter, anti-fog inserts, an extra battery and 64gb micro sd card.

1. Am I missing anything for diving?
2. What mode is best for diving? I saw someone mention on youtube that 30fps and 2.7k was best. What do you use?
3. What are the best dive sites for beginner divers where I can see sharks? I asked Lahaina divers about the Hammerhead dive and I dont have enough experience. Any other good spots for sharks in Maui? Any other recommendations for dive spots?

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Old 03/16/2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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There will be black and white tip reef sharks on pretty much every dive you do. There certainly were on all that I went on. IMHO, skip the filter and adjust in post processing after the fact. Take more than one micro SD. They can fail, or just get filled up, and are so inexpensive anymore that it just does not make sense to run short.


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Old 03/18/2017, 02:11 PM   #3
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I will be going to Maui in 2 months and will bring my gopro hero 3+ to shoot while diving. I have a tray mount, a red filter, anti-fog inserts, an extra battery and 64gb micro sd card.

1. Am I missing anything for diving?
2. What mode is best for diving? I saw someone mention on youtube that 30fps and 2.7k was best. What do you use?
3. What are the best dive sites for beginner divers where I can see sharks? I asked Lahaina divers about the Hammerhead dive and I dont have enough experience. Any other good spots for sharks in Maui? Any other recommendations for dive spots?

Thanks!

Dive with Mike Severns diving very good outfit and the captain ,his name is Andy is a very good photographer.They usally do a Molokini dive and a near shore dive. http://www.mikesevernsdiving.com/


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Old 03/18/2017, 08:02 PM   #4
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I'd add another battery to the list. GoPro batteries don't last very long and you can never have enough. I would bring 3 as a minimum. Use two and have an extra so you have at least one to use on short notice while charging the dead ones.

The sd card should be fine as long as you upload the content to a computer at the end of each day. That way you can reformat the card for each day's use and not worry about accidentally wiping it clean by hitting the wrong button or losing the card.


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Old 03/20/2017, 10:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips


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Old 03/21/2017, 09:39 AM   #6
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I just went to Maui in November for some freediving. The stuff off the beaches can be pretty good, but by far the best snorkel spot I went to was malokini crater. Fantastic coral and fish there. I also went to the back side, which is less popular, but I think I enjoyed it even more. basically just a giant (400ft) rock wall with coral as far down as the sun will reach. It was sublime looking down 200+ feet and seeing no end to the ocean and coral, not to mention the thousands of fish.

For my go-pro, I used the stick holder thing to mount it to, but would be easier to get a snorkel mask that you can mount it to. they aren't much more expensive than a normal mask.

In the meantime, you can practice holding your breath to train your body to get the most out of your snorkel/diving. I also liked doing walks across my office to see how far I could walk on a single breath, rather than time you can hold your breath. That's more relevant since you'll be swimming while holding your breath. makes a world of difference IMO to train in advance if you're not used to it.


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Old 03/21/2017, 09:35 PM   #7
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That may be good for snorkeling, but Ill be scuba diving so Ill have air under water. Not supposed to hold your breath when scuba diving as it can cause lung damage.


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Old 03/22/2017, 12:21 AM   #8
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When I get a chance, I can check my dive log, but both sides of Molokini are great depending on weather and wind. There are also some great beginner spots not too far from Kihei. (need to check my dive logs to remember the names)


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Old 03/23/2017, 09:08 PM   #9
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When I get a chance, I can check my dive log, but both sides of Molokini are great depending on weather and wind. There are also some great beginner spots not too far from Kihei. (need to check my dive logs to remember the names)
Ulua is close to Kihei. Black rock is a good one close to Lahaina.


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Old 03/24/2017, 11:25 AM   #10
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Yes, Black Rock is very easy and can be a shore dive. I have also done that dive spot as a night dive.


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Old 03/24/2017, 11:58 AM   #11
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We did the day trip to Lanai on Trilogy Excursions, which was excellent. We saw a lot of dolphins and whales. I used a red filter on my GoPro snorkeling and it was unnecessary. I don't know about diving.


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We did the day trip to Lanai on Trilogy Excursions, which was excellent. We saw a lot of dolphins and whales. I used a red filter on my GoPro snorkeling and it was unnecessary. I don't know about diving.
There are a few companies that go to lanai'i to dive.


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Higher FPS vs Higher Resolution for better video and pictures taken from the video.

I like B&B scuba. They get out to molokini just as the sun is rising. Feeding time is best time to dive! First boat out.


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Old 04/20/2017, 01:34 PM   #14
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I like mike severns dive company


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Old 04/25/2017, 06:44 PM   #15
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I like mike severns dive company
They're both great outfits. Probably the only two i'd dive with on Maui short of a private charter.


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Old 05/02/2017, 02:55 PM   #16
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Ed robinson is a good dive company to we use to dive with ed robinson until we found Mike Severns


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Old 05/24/2017, 04:16 PM   #17
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I will be going to Maui in 2 months and will bring my gopro hero 3+ to shoot while diving. I have a tray mount, a red filter, anti-fog inserts, an extra battery and 64gb micro sd card.

1. Am I missing anything for diving?
2. What mode is best for diving? I saw someone mention on youtube that 30fps and 2.7k was best. What do you use?
3. What are the best dive sites for beginner divers where I can see sharks? I asked Lahaina divers about the Hammerhead dive and I dont have enough experience. Any other good spots for sharks in Maui? Any other recommendations for dive spots?

Thanks!
So,i'm curious how was your trip? What did you do? Where did you go? who did you dive with? tell me all about it.


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Old 05/25/2017, 04:50 PM   #18
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better diving on the Big Island and Kauai I think
50 miles of peaceful leaward diving on the west side
Kohala divers up north and Big island divers in Kona

A few dive places on hilo side Nautalis divers is one

You can see the lava going to the ocean on hilo side alos
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Old 06/01/2017, 08:00 AM   #19
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better diving on the Big Island and Kauai I think
50 miles of peaceful leaward diving on the west side
Kohala divers up north and Big island divers in Kona

A few dive places on hilo side Nautalis divers is one

You can see the lava going to the ocean on hilo side alos
aloha
We usually go in the winter is the diving still good then?


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