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Old 6th July 2010, 22:20   #46
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I went down to 40 feet and we usually do 1 feet per second, adjusting ear pressure and breathing continuously. Meaning if you get upset for some reasons you will have to wait 40 seconds before you can surface.
I have not got my first experience yet but you have to with the breathing mask and oxygen cylinder. So, how will the lungs be effected when you come outside? you would still be breathing in the mask till you take it of. Yes, the water pressure on body and specially ear would change dramatically if you come out too fast.

One must ensure the diver with you is trained well. The diving equipment is in sound condition.

Anyways, for a newbie snorkeling is a much better option.

@download2live : Simplicity is best. If some one is used to wearing tight/westerners must continue doing so. But sudden change after marriage is funny. At least dont do for the sake of doing so. Be comfortable and enjoy.
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I have not got my first experience yet but you have to with the breathing mask and oxygen cylinder. So, how will the lungs be effected when you come outside? you would still be breathing in the mask till you take it of. Yes, the water pressure on body and specially ear would change dramatically if you come out too fast.

One must ensure the diver with you is trained well. The diving equipment is in sound condition.
when you are under a high psi, your lungs are crushed from all sides, so you need high pressure from the air cylinder to inhale. exhaling is done visa the same mouth piece which has a one way volve. you hold the breathing tube with your teeth. it's not permanently fixed on your face. And there is another mask covering your nose and eyes, so you can see properly.

when you come out suddenly, you still have pressurized air in lungs but the surrounding pressure has reduced to normal atmospheric pressure. the air in lungs will try to escape fast. An expert diver can blow it thru his mouth, but people have a tendency to hold their breath in such condition (courses specifically mention never to hold breath) causing disasters. plus, you also have dissolved nitrogen in blood which will bubble out inside your blood vessels causing unbearable pain and sometimes death. the key is to do it slowly and comfortably.

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Ummm....Guys you are scaring me now.

Anyways here is a scoop. As I stated earlier women start planning for honeymoon as soon as they can do math. Now it turns out that they also plan on dress.
My wife is a simple woman. And dresses simple. So when her colleague saw the pics first thing she said, "Yeh ka behenji type ke kapde pehen rakhe hai tune wahan"

Now when I think about it I do recollect some rather, well Healthy women in some (what they must be thinking "Not Behenji type") unusually fitting short clothes. If one looks good then its fine, but when the combo turns out to be so deadly that others lose appetite(pushing away the plate ) after one look. Well then its time to get real.

But hey, beauty is eye of beholder. I am quiet.

And then there was one Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag also there. God I should stop or else I will get banned.
ha ha ha, that's funny. But you do realize that the women are there to enjoy water, air and sun, not to entertain you. in fact not having an attractive figure helps by not attracting any attention. And not having a good figure doesn't take away their freedom either. Why does somebody's appearance have to kill your appetite? extend this example to, say a nephew or a niece, or an uncle for that matter, would you want them to explore water or to cover up if they were overweight.

I think your wife's friend is simply ahead of her times. a few years in US and 2 kids later, we realized fun in the sun (or wherever) is worth such inconveniences. Thankfully there are no such inconveniences in US.
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Old 6th July 2010, 23:04   #48
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Coming up some Tsunami devastation and trip back home.
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phew, we totally hijacked your thread

keep going
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Next stop was elephant beach. But I was not that impressed. Too much crowded. Kind of mini mela.

Anyways let pics do the talking.

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Boat

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Pink Boat!!!

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Standing tall.

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Two colors of same sea. Was more dramatic when actually seen, somehow camera was not able to capture the same.

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What remains of the tree. Tsunami hit elephant beach not so hard. Wonder what would have been the scene where it hit with force. Locals told me that one whole Island(not a huge one) disappeared in sea.

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Solitary wood.

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Fallen comrade.

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The signs of the destruction this place must have seen.

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Wonder why it was not taken and made into firewood.

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All that remains.

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Makes me wonder what we are running from. And what we are running for.

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Some more wood. I do not know but I was mesmerized by this sight.

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Nature does not respect strong foundations.

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One of my fav snaps.

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Life still goes on. See the moss colonizing the old decaying tree.

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Fishermen.

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Timing was just right.

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Talk about appearance being deceptive. For all the devastation we saw Sea around Elephant Beach was the calmest.

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Recognize the lighthouse?

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Time to say bye bye to Havelock

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Sunset at Havelock port.

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We watch the twilight as ship roars towards Port Blair. Havelock I will miss you.

We stayed in Port Blair for a night. The hotel name I forgot. But it was absoulte value for money. And food is good. All I can remember that it is 10 minute walk from Port Blair port.

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Ship arrives

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View from the top of the hotel.


BTW drove my way back to Port Blair.
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Relax guys. Just that captain became a good friend. And let me have a picture taken.

Finishing this off with a random shot.
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Awesome pics man. I am not sure if you mentioned about your camera (type and lens) before. The pics are superb.

BTW whats the smoke from the boat in pic 352527. Is it some cloud effect or they cooking on boat .
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Awesome pics man. I am not sure if you mentioned about your camera (type and lens) before. The pics are superb.

BTW whats the smoke from the boat in pic 352527. Is it some cloud effect or they cooking on boat .
Camera is Panasonic LX3. Its a high end Point and shoot.
24mm F2 Leica lens. That explains the sharpness. And yes it gives you RAW also. Someday I will start processing RAWs.
DSLR was too bulky for me and leica was out of reach.

They just started the engine and hence the initial cloud of smoke.
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Oh My God some of the pictures on this page are simply breathtaking. Well done. You didn't snap any adivasis ? My friend did when he went last year.
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hi download2live.

wonderful pictures there. rated 5 star

i notice that you are already admiring your betterhalf. good going. this is only way you can have peace and happyness in life.

but BTW who is pappu, what is he doing with you on your honeymoon trip ?

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Will set a record by posting the whole travelouge in one day. Take that Unoczar.

, huh?!

hehe.. no problem, buddy, i just saw this today
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I throughly enjoyed all the photos and log,
Thanks for sharing it with us
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Oh My God some of the pictures on this page are simply breathtaking. Well done. You didn't snap any adivasis ? My friend did when he went last year.
I think you are talking about jarwas. Well I don't want to meet them. It turns out that they have been secluded for a long long time and hence have no immunity for the new world diseases. BTW there is a volcano also in Andamans IIRC. But you cannot land there. Just can see the Island from a distance.

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hi download2live.

wonderful pictures there. rated 5 star

i notice that you are already admiring your betterhalf. good going. this is only way you can have peace and happyness in life.

but BTW who is pappu, what is he doing with you on your honeymoon trip ?
Nobody like that. Just created converssation between imaginary Pappu and his Teacher. Experimentation.

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, huh?!

hehe.. no problem, buddy, i just saw this today
Some other day buddy. This travelogue was not completed in one day.

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I throughly enjoyed all the photos and log,
Thanks for sharing it with us
Thanku Thanku.
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Locals told me that one whole Island(not a huge one) disappeared in sea.
As I mentioned earlier, I went for my honeymoon too to Havelock in Andamans. The whole experience was wonderful and relaxing.

Below is the snap of the island which got chopped off due to the Tsunami.

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And below is my installment of pictures in and around Havelock taken in November 2008:

On the way to Havelock

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Stayed here for 2 nights: Wild Orchid Resort

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Library at Wild Orchid

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The restaurant

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The beach outside Wild Orchid (during high tide)

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The beach outside Wild Orchid (during low tide)

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Ash tray made out of coconut

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Emerald Gecko - another (cheaper) place we stayed for 2 nights

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Tsunami hit island

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Went deep sea fishing, caught 15 fish in 2 hrs - angling

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Another fish we caught while snorkelling

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Sideways moving crab

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Sunset

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Random beaches, flowers, boat, boatmen and freaky trees.

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Hope you enjoyed these pictures download2live, just wanted to share these with you as your thread reminded me of my honeymoon and how similar our itinerary was.
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Know what??
We went by that ship Bambooka And returned by North Passage.
And I recognized that tilted tree also.
Man, I should have done fishing.
Keep the pics coming.
Hope more people get interested in exploring these places rather than madly buying tickets to Thailand and Singapore.
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Awesome man! This is pro stuff. I wish I could reach this level of photography.

I love the various colours in the sea waters at one time. Beautiful. There is lot of difference in the water level during the tides.

So, it turns out that you fish also pretty well.
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