Night Dive


① memo 20170518 ~ Night Dive ~ First night dive 18 May 2006 with buddy David Wassing in front of Captain Don’s Habitat , meeting a hairy crab and a tarpon – filming , holding a camera and a flashlight while diving is pretty difficult 😉 – Dutch Caribbean Bonaire

Dive #57 – Kalli’s Reef

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.

Mi Dushi

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).

Filming Upside Down A Moray Eel

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.