Freediving question

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Posted by Elaine on November 25, 2005 at 21:06:40:

I'm trying to learn to freedive. After about an hour of practice I think that I'm getting the hang of it. I do keep reaching for the inflator hose though and am having to learn that it isn't OK to breathe after I take a photo.

Of course I took a camera with me. The distraction seems to help me to forget what I'm doing and stay deeper longer. I'm finding however that the fish are very difficult to photograph because the minute they see me coming they split. I thought that they would be less afraid because it is easier not to make bubbles but I guess I'm a little more aggressive due to the limited time factor and it scares them. Is there a secret to not having the fish run away? Maybe I should stick to wide angle when I don't have a tank because fish won't let me anywhere near them with the close up kit. Do I have to resort to Peas or am I doing something wrong?

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