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Colorado Underwater Photographic Society October Meeting & Photo Contest Winners

CUPS Meeting
Tues October 15th at 6:30 for socializing and 7pm for the
presentation at the Downtown Aquarium.
Park across the street in lot and save stub for validation at bar.

Nick Ferris:
Atlantis Hotel in Dumaguete, The Philippines Reef & Muck Diving


summary of the trip is: Last April, Denver Divers trip to Dumaguete, an
Atlantis resort on the Philippine island of Negros. Weather mostly good, a
couple of strong rains at night. Water temp. 81F. Dumaguete diving is about
half muck diving with weird critters and half reef diving. One star of the show
is Melibe, an accident, and a somewhat less active participant is a dead
zombie. Travel all OK except for U.S. customs in Guam. And the United Air line
in Manila …. But the good stuff is what you remember.

BIO: Retired
professional geologist, Dr. Nick Ferris, spent almost fifty years with his
emphasis on silica sand, and exploration for uranium and gold. Somehow he found
time to be a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Nick bought a SCUBA
outfit and took up diving in early 1957. He went diving alone as there were
very few others interested in SCUBA back then, still considered an acronym for
Some Come Up Barely Alive. It was simple back then -- no certifications, no
gauges, no neoprene, no counterweights and no B.C.s. The only rule was to come
up when it got hard to breathe. That worked very well. In those days divers
would end the dives with free ascents, just for drill. That's not encouraged
anymore. But it can still be useful.

Nick got into
underwater photography in 1976 when his wife bought him a Nikonos.  He has
used film cameras Nikonos II, After several more film cameras and some digitals
he now shoots with Sony NEX 5N camera, Nauticam Housing, and YS-01 strobes.
Join us for an Underwater Experience!!!

Photo Contest at COCO’s MAKING WAVES 2013:

 The photos were judged at Making WAVES and
all of you who entered will need to be present to pick-up you photos. We
have received some late prizes you will need to attend to help us decide how
the prizes are to be distributed.

You may help choose 1st 2nd and
3rd we do have some ties from each category and one grand
overall award. These winners will again be announced at the meeting by CUPS.


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The Team at CUPS

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  • John G.

    Nicks presentation was informative with highlights on some creatures some of us have never seen before. It was good to get the photo contest to a conclusion and award the prizes!

    October 15, 2013

  • John G.

    I Want to give a Special Shout Out to Steve Weaver Who has Graciously supplies CUPS with Several Hotel and Diving Vouchers for prizes. Thank you Steve!!!!

    October 10, 2013

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