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
① memo 20160523 ~ Fish ~ Dive 10 years ago – with buddy Chantal Bourret (divemaster of Ocean Encounters) feeding the fish – at the Tugboat site in Caracas Bay , Caribbean Sea, Curaçao (Netherlands), May 2006