Friday, 29 February 2008
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Thursday, 28th February
- Flight to Newark, NY from Amsterdam
- In Newark, flight to Atlanta, GE
- Sleep in Atlanta
Friday, 29th February
- Flight from Atlanta to Grand Cayman in the morning
- Arrival in Grand Cayman at approx. 12:00
- Stay one day visiting Grand Cayman
Saturday, 1st March
- Board the Cayman Aggressor at 14:00
- Welcome drinks and briefing from the Captain
Sunday, 2nd March - Friday, 7th March
- Dive, dive and more dive
Saturday, 8th March
- Check-out Aggressor
- 17:00 - Flight from Grand Cayman to Houston, Texas
- Stay overnight in Houston
Sunday, 9th March
- Flight from Houston to Amsterdam
Monday, 10th March
- Arrival in Amsterdam at 7:00 am
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
After some unforeseen events, I decided last minute to leave for a while and go to the Cayman Islands aboard the Aggressor. I will go one day before to the Cayman and take a look around. The liveaboard will be between 1-Mar and 8-Mar.
Here's a picture of the boat:
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Well, today I went with Fred to Vinkeveense Plassen a did a short dive to get used to it... Man, that's cold... Not used to it anymore LOL
So finally I got my housing. This has been a very long story for which I have to thank Ron at Scubacam and to Mares Benelux (former TopSport diving) for their great service.
Please find below a short version of the story.
Last year I bought a Sea&Sea housing for my Canon EOS350D at Scubacam. Since the beginning there were issues with the TTL. Ron at Scubacam always promptly tried to solve the issue and housings, TTL converters and strobes came back and forth from Sea&Sea Japan without any success. TopSport diving at that time ordered a brand new housing to try to solve the issue and kept the "old one" in their stock. Unfortunately also this one didn't work.
In between, I had a liveaboard to Honduras. Two days before I left to Honduras one of the strobes simply died. Once more Ron when completely out of his way and immediately got me a new strobe to replace the faulty one. Since the beginning I was very pleased with the level of service provided by both companies.
Unfortunately, after a long time trying to solve the problem, the housing came once more from Japan not working properly.
ScubaCam and TopSport immediately agreed with finding a different solution since this was not working out. Specifically, they agreed to replace the S&S D350 kit for the brand new S&S MDXD300 for the Nikon D300 without any costs from my side. I just had to choose which lens kits I wanted and everything was arranged. In addition to that, for all the troubles, TopSport kindly offered me one Mares product of my choice.
I must say I am very very pleased with how this case was dealt with and must say that these two companies are an example to any company out there in terms of customer service.
For all this, THANK YOU very much.
Below a picture of me and Ron with my new housing:
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Saturday, 9 February 2008
My Sea&Sea housing for the Canon 300D didn't work out. We were never able to make the TTL work properly. So Scubacam agreed to take this system back and get me the new Sea&Sea housing for the Nikon D300 without any additional payment. Although this whole situation has been a pain in the ass, I am extremely happy with the service provided by Scubacam and the important in the Netherlands. Thank you once more Ron... Looking forward to get my new housing !!!
When I get the housing, I will post the whole story.