Fun Friday Scuba Flicks — Whales

It’s Friday again, and time for another installment of Fun Friday Scuba Flicks. This week we’re focusing on scuba diver encounters with the giants of the sea: whales. Typically I’ll choose no more than 3 videos to highlight, but I loved each of these videos so much, I decided to put them all up. Enjoy!

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Have a happy and safe weekend. Happy diving!

Fun Friday Scuba Flicks – 3/15/13!

Below are two videos of incredible encounters with scuba divers and wild sea life. In my opinion, the divers in both flicks took unnecessary risks — what do you think?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALOr8knqJ0U?rel=0]Wow, right? Wonder if that sea lion pup knew there was a hungry shark down below?? Am I the only one who thought that? 🙂

This second video literally makes my skin crawl! …enjoy. 🙂

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Thanks for watching. Any thoughts or reactions? Leave us a comment ~ let us know you were here!

Fun Friday Scuba Flicks – March 8

What do you think of this? We’d love for you to leave a comment — especially if your impressions change after watching the second video.

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Tonic Immobility: A natural state of paralysis sharks enter when inverted. The shark can remain in this state for up to 15 minutes, with no apparent lasting or harmful effects. Researchers use tonic immobility in their work, here’s how:

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Please comment, we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Fun Friday Scuba Flicks 2/8/13

In this short 3-minute film by award winning cinematographer Rick Morris, Dr. Sylvia Earle shares her perspective of the state of the world’s oceans. I am especially struck when Dr. Earle says this: “I’m haunted by the vision of those in the future who will look back on those of us who are here, to the beginning of the twentieth century, asking, ‘Why didn’t you do something while there was still time?'” Stunning underwater images punctuate her important message. Enjoy!

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Thanks for watching! Have a fantastic weekend and happy diving!

Fun Friday Scuba Flicks – Jan. 25, 2013

Hey divers, it’s Friday! We at Dolphin Dive Center hope it’s been a wonderful and productive week for you. Was this the week you planned your next dives? If so, let us know in the comments where you’re going! In the meantime, here are a couple scuba videos to enjoy!

This first video has made its way around the scuba community inter-webs this week. It’s  amazing footage of a night dive when a dolphin in trouble appears to “ask” divers for help:

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As many of you know, we have a group of Dolphin Divers vacationing right now in the Maldives. Personally, I can’t wait until they get back to hear their stories, see their photos and watch their videos. (Our Dive Club February 5th meeting will feature them!) In anticipation of the envy that will ensue, here’s a  taste of what they are enjoying:

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And lastly, prepare to be mesmerized! After watching this, Fiji jumped up my dive location wish list. The very last images are a lot of fun, too!

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Thanks for watching! Have a fantastic weekend and happy diving!

Fun Friday Scuba Flicks 1/17/13

This week’s scuba flicks share a common theme: Divers With Disabilities. Scuba diving is a sport accessible to virtually everyone, the young and the old, men and women, and yes, the disabled. Imagine the frustrations on being confined to a wheelchair suddenly lifted in the weightless environment of the underwater world. Consider the veteran who returned from the battlefield to navigate life with missing limbs or with the added burden of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The following videos celebrate how people have used scuba diving as a means of grabbing life by the horns in the face of physical and emotional challenges. Enjoy!

First up: A French quadruple amputee sets a new diving world record.

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Next, Sue Austin has such an incredible perspective regarding her life in a wheelchair. Her 3-minute-long talk before she shares her dive video is inspiring and eye-opening. This video in total is nearly 10 minutes long, but her shared experiences are well worth the time.

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This last video shows disabled vets doing their OW check-out dive. The viz is horrendous, makes me think of Lake Joccassee on a sunny day! But the sense of pride and success on these divers’ faces brought a tear to my eye.

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Thanks for watching! Have a fantastic weekend. Happy diving!

Fun Friday Scuba Flicks!

Enjoy these fabulous videos from scuba divers around the world!

This first one features the sweetest sea turtle ever! (Well, it bites. But don’t we all, sometimes?) Enjoy!

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The next flick is an underwater marriage proposal that’ll make you smile, for sure!

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Last month, a group of divers set a world record by taking a Christmas tree down 123 feet. Great message behind this feat — check it out!

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Thanks for watching! If you haven’t checked out our new Dolphin Dive Club page, why not click over to see what we’re up to? (Click HERE)

Have a fantastic weekend and happy diving!