① memo 20160608 ~ Sara & Me – Selfie For The Sea ~ This short film that I made today is a ‘Selfie For The Sea’ for World Oceans Day. My encounter with Sara the southern Sea lion diving in the open Caribbean Sea along the coast of Curaçao (Netherlands) was filmed by Gordy Cox in 2004. #SelfieForTheSea #WorldOceansDay @CelebrateOceans
① memo 20160604 ~ Dive #57 – Kalli’s Reef ~ Afternoon (2-3 PM) wall dive at Kalli’s Reef near the coast of the Dutch Caribbean island Bonaire , May 23 , 2006.
Filming with Sony DSC-T1 camera. Seen a free-swimming spotted moray eel , trumpetfish, and caribbean reef squids among many other species.
A 72 min dive , max 18 meter (60 ft) depth , with buddy Christina (divemaster , Captain Don’s Habitat) and back solo.
① memo 20160603 ~ Mi Dushi ~ Diving 10 years ago at the Mi Dushi (Papiamento for “My Sweetheart”) site at the Klein Bonaire islet at 10-26 meters (30-85 ft) around noon ( you need a lot of sun-light going deep down there for filming some of the colors ) May 23, 2006 , Bonaire Dutch Caribbean. You can hear some air steadily escaping at a leaking O-ring of the gas regulator – not so dushi ! Filming with Sony DSC-T1 camera (no stabilisation).
① memo 20160602 ~ Mel’s Swing ~ Melfina – 12 years back – swinging in her snack at the Rose Inn to music broadcasted by the local Bonaire radio station , Rincón , Bonaire Dutch Caribbean, Sep 2004
① memo 20160601 ~ Mel’s Caribbean Creole Cuisine ~ 10 years back : Melfina making her famous Kabritu stobá (Goat Stew / dutch: Geiten stoofpot) – having a very cold Polar beer – on a big konfo in her outdoor creole restaurant Rose Inn in Rincón , Bonaire Dutch Caribbean, May 2006
① memo 20160531 ~ Filming Upside Down A Moray Eel ~ I was hanging upside down some 10 meters (30ft) underwater to film this moray eel on the bottom. To keep a safe distance while holding the camera with both hands , I varied the air reserve in my lungs – though breathing can be difficult in that position (audible at the end) because it can prevent normal function of the pressure regulator. (Excessive shake was reduced by slow-motion in post-production using Final Cut Pro X). Filmed 10 years ago using the Sony DSC-T1 – the first ‘credit card style’ digital camera from Sony – near the Tugboat diving site in Caracas Bay , Caribbean Sea, Curaçao (Netherlands), May 2006.
① memo 20160525 ~ Slave Rebellion ~ Here at the former dutch plantation Kenepa (Knip) on the Caribbean island Curaçao began the great slave rebellion guided by “captain” Tula on August 17, 1795 – he liberated all those who were locked up here. Here a link for the trailer of the 2013 film “Tula The Revolt” – Plantation Kenepa house , Curaçao (Netherlands), May 2006