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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 03:38 pm
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grunter
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I went to order a new suit today (open cell)with the intention of getting another black suit, to replace my picaso which is starting to let the cold in.It was mentioned that guys are moving away from black due to it being the same colour of seals, (mistaken identity )anyway i thought for about 1 second , better safe than sorry so i ended up ordering a cammo suit for R500 more. what do the more experienced guys  think is there a benifit of having a camo suit over a black suit.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:21 pm
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Capespearo
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Hi Grunter,

I don't think the black or camo is going to make any difference in terms of the shark issue as they will see a silhouette from underneath rather than a colour.

But I do believe camo helps with the fish,as it breaks up your pattern (outline) and does not make you look as 1 big menacing predator but rather a "group" formation.

My 2c ................

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:22 pm
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skrops
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sorry grunter, I don't know the answer but what I do know it that your mates will not see you:hyst::hyst:

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:24 pm
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And how you gonna find your suit when you want to go and dive ...lol

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:25 pm
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carcharias
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I agree. I have also found that the lighter colour seems to last longer. The back of a black suit gets destroyed by the sun. I have a sand colour suit, it seems to have lasted longer than my previous suits.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:59 pm
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grunter
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badballie wrote: And how you gonna find your suit when you want to go and dive ...lol

Good one lol badballie, lol

capespero what d you mean group formation ?we are going out to have a look tomorrow , weather looks good , only a small boat so hope it holds, will let you know how it goes. 

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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 05:27 pm
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Capespearo
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Instead of 1 shape,you look like a bunch of smaller shapes . Make sense ?

A mate of mine took an underwater video clip of us diving at Stilbaai just for the hell of it in a deserted bay,when I hit the bottom the reef was perfectly coloured for the camo top I was wearing and made me blend in perfectly ...... and pure luck I managed to get a Red Stump on that dive,the only one for the day,all caught on camera !

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 05:51 pm
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Sharhbait!!!!!!!!!!!

Got some nice fotos of fish thats been shot by friends working offshore in West Africa,, do you guys think i should post it?

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 06:05 pm
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Capespearo
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Go ahead and post the pics.

I have some commercial diver mates working all over the place and if they could get half a chance they reckon there are some amazing fish to be had that are swimming by them as they work :fswim  problem is the client is not so keen on sponsoring a spearfishing/work situation for them.

Last edited on Thu Aug 7th, 2008 06:11 pm by Capespearo

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 06:45 pm
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Every now and then the okes het a chance to fish and shoot fish, the chances of having a diver dying in the water while not working are too big thats why they are so strich-fishing wise you might get away more, specially out in Nigeria and aslong as the locals get some fish eveyone's happy

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