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07/28/2015

GoPro Clinic

Now that you own a GoPro camera or system, let’s teach you how to get the best underwater results. This 2-1/2 hour clinic will take the guesswork out of using your camera for the first time. Course conducted by GoPro Guru, Ryan O’Connor and Photographer and shark enthusiast, Shane Taylor. *Must pre register 303-789-2450 *Please […] ... more >

 



07/28/2015

FREE Care & Maintenance Clinic

We are often surprised at how many diver invest in their own life support equipment but don’t know much about how it works or how to take better care of it. Scuba Maintenance….. that is exactly what this clinic is about. It does not matter what type of gear you own as this session focuses […] ... more >

07/28/2015

The Blood of the Whales is Indeed on Danish Hands

The Blood of the Whales is Indeed on Danish HandsThis is Absolutely a Danish-Faroese IssueCommentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul WatsonWith this obscene abomination they call the Grindadráp (the murder of whales), the Faroese whalers disgrace not only Denmark, but all of humanity
Photo: Sea Shepherd/Mayk WendtFor everyone who cares about the lives of pilot whales and dolphins, I am happy to say that Sea Shepherd’s Operation Sleppid Grindini campaign is being well received by the international media and has gone viral on social media. I did a national news interview in France today and I am speaking to Russian television this evening. Over the last few days, the story of the slaughter of the pilot whales has been carried throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and South America. There is increasing global awareness and we have no intention of allowing the world to forget the horror of the Grind.We need to keep the pressure on. More Sea Shepherd volunteers may be arrested, more boats may be seized, but what is at stake here are the lives of intelligent, self-aware, beautiful, socially complex, living, feeling, and sentient beings.They deserve the risks we must take and the sacrifices we must endure to stop this carnage.Our enemies, the whale killers, have absolutely no comprehension of the empathy we hold in our hearts for these pilot whales and dolphins. They have no understanding of the risks we have taken and why we have taken such risks to defend life in the sea. They dismiss us, they laugh at us, and they seek to hobble us with discriminatory laws and to hamstring us with arrest and seizures.They simply have no idea of the passion that motivates our actions and our commitment to the aggressive non-violent defense of life and diversity.Their lack of understanding is seen in their constant accusations that Sea Shepherd opposes the Grind for profit – a ludicrous charge, but understandable because people who do not comprehend compassion tend to place value only on money. Sea Shepherd volunteers do not do what they do for money, but this is a concept alien to people whose hearts are gilded with the lust for gold. They see value only in the things they understand.Does Sea Shepherd raise money from the public? Of course, how else could ships and campaigns be financed? However the money received is given voluntarily by compassionate people, unlike the subsidies given to the Faroese by European taxpayers who have no say in where their tax dollars go, and most of whom are angry that they are unwillingly helping to support a cruel slaughter of whales that is illegal under the regulations of the European Union.The Faroese try to cast themselves as the victims, constantly saying they kill the whales for meat, and thus implying that they depend upon this slaughter for survival when nothing could be further from the truth. The Faroese enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. They have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. They have an industrialized fishing fleet, salmon farms and sheep, and they trade these commodities for all the benefits of a materialistic society. They want for absolutely nothing, except for their insatiable lust for blood.They kill whales because they like to kill whales, and they want the support of Danish subsidies and the Danish Navy to back up something that is illegal under the laws of Denmark – and the Danes are doing exactly that.And that is the reason that Sea Shepherd has decided to focus on Denmark.For the Danes to say this has nothing to do with Denmark is untrue.Danish warships are defending the hunt with two warships including a frigate, helicopters, small boats and hundreds of sailors, at an enormous cost to Danish and European taxpayers. The Danish Prime Minister has a Faroese wife. The Royal Family says nothing. And not one word of criticism from a single Danish Member of Parliament. These facts speak for themselves.The Grind is just as much a Danish issue as it is a Faroese issue.Danish complicity is something new. There was no Danish intervention in the years prior to 2014. They did not send their warships in the past. The ... more >

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Deal: Canon EOS 5Ds Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

GetItDigital (99.7% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5DS body for $2999 (Reg $3699) via ebay. This has dropped faster than I ever expected it would. This does tell us that there is a shortage of the EOS 5DS R and Canon may have been wrong about which body was going to be more popular between the two. Read more... ... more >

07/28/2015

SeaLife Airs 30-Second TV Commercial Shot Entirely With Micro HD Camera

Diver and photographer Sean Gillespie recently shot a 30-second television commercial using a SeaLife Micro HD camera. The commercial was featured via Scuba Nation‘s “Shark Frenzy” program which is shown on Fox’s Sun Sports Network in Florida. Gillespie used the Micro HD to shoot video and still images during a number of shark dives for ... more >

07/28/2015

Campers collect neverending marine debris.


It seems an endless chore with the nevereding marine debris that our Camps International adventurers’ are so selflessly assisting our island staff team to collect from the beaches in front of our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!Tags: All Divers read more ... more >

07/28/2015

Underwater | dive

LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer ... more >

07/28/2015

Hammer Time- In Black and White



Bill Fisher captures the great hammerhead with the simplicity of monochrome ... more >

07/28/2015

Seahorse Image Gallery

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07/28/2015

New Zeiss Otus Coming in September [CR1]

We’re told that Zeiss will announce a new wide angle Otus in September of this year. While we assumed a 35mm Otus lens would be announced, we’re told it’s actually going to be wider and likely 24mm, but could be announced as a “25mm” lens. The exact speed of the lens was unknown, but the previous Read more... ... more >

07/28/2015

Blackmagic’s Editing App DaVinci Resolve 12 Released



Download the public Beta of the editing app today ... more >

07/28/2015

Warning: Phishing Scam Aimed at Photographers



WallPart website preying on underwater photographers ... more >

07/28/2015

Cannibal Lionfish Signals Lack of Prey



Increase in cannibalism may be a sign of dwindling food sources ... more >

07/28/2015

Phuket’s Proposed Nemo Dolphinarium Creating Controversy


This dolphinarium is an unnecessary attraction for Phuket, which already attracts plentiful tourists seeking both nightlife and Thailand’s rich natural biodiversity.

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07/28/2015

The day a Great White Shark stole my air hose

When the shark hit he thrashed violently and somehow ended up with my air hose in his mouth... ... more >

07/28/2015

Isabela the whale sets migration record

Pygmy blue whale migrated a minimum of 5200 km, the longest recorded latitudinal migration made by any Southern Hemisphere blue whale on record. ... more >

07/28/2015

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Coming in at 24mp? [CR2]

Little bits of information about the upcoming EOS-1D X Mark II continue to come in, though nothing that shows a completed product has arrived in our inbox. We’re told that the EOS-1D X Mark II will sport a 24mp sensor and shoot “faster than 12fps”, though the exact framerate was unknown. We’ll pass on more Read more... ... more >