22nd December 2004, 11:01 PM
John Gray's Kayaking Expedition Phuket
ANyone has gone for this trip before, most notably Skylight By Hong ? I would be going this January, and I was wondering if it is camera friendly. Wish to bring my d100 for the kayaking trip, but its risky, isnt it ?
22nd December 2004, 11:07 PM
I've gone canoeing in Phuket before... (but not with John Gray's coz was told there's a much cheaper alternative elsewhere)...
I think it's quite okay to shoot coz the water's normally calm... you do have to take some precaution of course... sekali canoe flip over.. then die die.
23rd December 2004, 02:22 AM
WHat precaution can I take ? and it would be tough to keep the camera dry completely. Maybe I'll buy a disposable camera to bring along on that trip.
Are there alternatives to John Gray's tours ? I'm not sure.... please advice. They are mighty pricey, but the reviews have been incredible so far.
23rd December 2004, 10:31 AM
I would suppose the best solution would be a compact digicam with an underwater casing (so that you can actually take some pictures with the camera you're bringing along).
23rd December 2004, 03:25 PM
Bring along a BAJA bag, it's always goes with canoeing, a must have for regular/serious canoeists. and water-proof with ZIPLOC. (my suggestion)
Another good canoeing spot is at Pangkor Laut in Malaysia. Guess it's also a cheaper alternative.
23rd December 2004, 08:42 PM
Maybe you can use one of those instant waterproof ones that allows a 3-5m depth if I remembered correctly?
Well, pictures not too bad. Quite sharp actually, colours also quite good and no need to worry spoil your camera. I actually used it down at 18-20m......
No leakage and pics still came out......but of course, bluish lah when underwater without flash.