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RickI 02-03-2010 10:46 AM

Underwater Photo Of The Day
Have remarkable shots from the undersea, show us here!

RickI 02-03-2010 10:47 AM

Just came across this series of excellent UW photos of a guy free diving with whales:
Looks Photoshopped but suspect it is not!

All these photos and still more at:

RickI 02-17-2010 10:43 AM

HMS Ontario found in 2008 in 500 ft. of water was launched in 1780. Thanks to the cool, dark, low oxygen of the depths of Lake Ontario, it is in a remarkable state of preservation.

More information at:
Artist's rendering of the vessel in better days. Lots more great images at:

Want to have a look, here you go ...

Reminds me of the wrecks of the Scourge and Hamilton largely intact in 300 ft. off St. Catherines, Ontario. That is until Jacque Cousteau amputated one of the masts by accidentally hitting it with his diving saucer. Plimsoll lines, fresh water, cutting ice with copper sheathing (actually the wood hull above it) and hitting irreplaceable cultural resources by poor dive sub stickmanship. The things you learn in the Great Lakes.

RickI 02-24-2010 08:44 AM

It's all about sardines, seriously. The next time you pop a tin of sardines or more accurately in this case, South African Pilchards, you may see them in a new light? These massive bait balls are chased by dolphins, sharks, whales and squadrons of gannets. The dolphins are thought to trigger the feeding behaviors captured on film at times.

More about the sardine run and dynamics at:
Migrations often follow temperature gradients. It is thought sardine runs start when nearshore temperatures drop below 21 C. With climate change this trigger and migration have become more problematical. Runs are becoming less frequent it is said.
The bubble geyser of dive bombing gannets are memorable to see. In the first clip you can see an advancing front of gannets swimming underwater sideways like a large school of humpbacks into prey.


greg meintjes 02-25-2010 05:19 PM

They are really amazing to watch, every year around July they would come past Durban, some of the schools would be huge, easily half a mile long some years, you could easily spot them because of the birds. When the sardines were running the beaches were normally closed for swimming for the month they were around and the shark nets lifted although we still used to surf if they were not too close. Sometimes millions of them would come right up to the shore and everyone would go crazy and grab washing baskets, nets and anything else that they could use to catch them with and go into the water and get them.It was great because when they did come in the bigger fish came in after them so surf fishing was really fun due to the sizes of some of the larger fish you would catch right of the beach.


RickI 03-05-2010 07:39 PM

Beautiful, dynamic place you come from Greg. Lots of great images from SA, above, on and beneath the water!

RickI 03-05-2010 07:42 PM

"PALM BEACH -- Two South Florida divers had a close encounter few would believe. They came face to face with a shark that had a plastic ring around its neck.

John Dickinson and Chip Garber not only saw it, they have proof. They videotaped it.

They were with a group that was diving on a wreck off Palm Beach called "The Princess Ann" when they noticed a nurse shark lying lifeless on the bottom of the ocean.

"We thought the shark was dead, however after pulling her tail she began to swim away," Dickinson said.

They noticed the shark had a large Frisbee-like ring around its neck that prevented it from eating.

They decided to make a brave move. Garber was able to approach the shark from behind, grab the ring and remove it.

"You can tell in the video that the shark had lost a lot of weight. Hopefully the shark will begin eating again and live a long healthy life," Dickinson said."

RickI 03-30-2010 08:41 AM

Waiting for calm water or conversely wind waiting? Why not check out the dozens of other videos at:


RickI 04-19-2010 10:07 AM

"A selection of HD Underwater Video clips filmed during Liquid Media Videography courses from around various dive sites, Chumpon Pinnacles, Southwest Pinnacles, Sail Rock, White Rock, Twin Peaks, Japanese Gardens, Ao Leuk, King Kong Rock and many more.

If you are planning a dive trip to Koh Tao, this is just some of what you might see, this HD Underwater Video footage has been filmed on Underwater Videography Training Courses and internships with Liquid Media.

Filmed by Alan Tansey

Music by Alexander Blu
or check out our facebook fan page for the latest in video news from Koh tao."

and another one posted by Paula B.

RickI 04-22-2010 01:50 PM

Shark with teething pain?
Strobe didn't work so found a willing elasmobranch to shake it?
Getting into tiburon dentistry and wanted some closeup bite shots?
Shark was jealous of attention a friend was getting and so fixed the situation?

Story at:

Hope he doesn't swallow it, will play hell pooping out the xenon tube & batteries.

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