“Around the World Under the Sea” – Launches Indiegogo Campaign

John Lewis of Aqualife Adventures.

John Lewis of Aqualife Adventures.

Have you ever watched an underwater video and been mesmerized by the beauty and wonder of the ocean realm?

I know I have! For me, watching shows like the old episodes of Jacque Cousteau have been inspiring to me. They helped me get into diving and keep me going between dives.

As you may have noticed; however, there isn’t much content out there. If you’re a true fan of the deep you can burn through it faster than it is produced and still not watch much TV.

This is where John Lewis at Aqualife Adventures comes in.

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Cnidariapocolypse II – 2Narced/2… well 2Narced!

© 2011 Derek Keats. Used with permission.

© 2011 Derek Keats. Used with permission.

In the last exciting episode of Cnidariapocolypse our intrepid divers were confronting both the great cnidarian leviathan and the ‘rapture of the deep’.

…and let’s face it things were not looking good…

You may have been there yourself at some point; found yourself mid-dive with a buddy that just wasn’t quite all there (assuming they were normally there in the first place – divers can be a silly lot).

Problem solving underwater is a key element to safe and enjoyable diving and this is how Doug and I kept things together and survived the Cnidariapocolypse.

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Cnidariapocolypse – N2 Narcosis Saves the World – Sort Of

© 2009 Janne Hellsten. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

© 2009 Janne Hellsten. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

It happened over the course of just a few seconds. Seconds though that stretched to what felt like strands of never ending salt water taffy, long and sticky.

My dive buddy and I were coming up from a great SCUBA dive on a reef in Bonaire. At around 43′ I looked up to see a wonder. The sun was shining down through the last atmosphere and a half of our dive and those rays reflected through the fragile bell of a jelly fish. The light shone through in such a way that it seemed the creature was lit from within.

At the time I didn’t carry a camera (think… pre GoPro… or PG as I’m fairly confident we’ll refer to any date prior to the 2010 release of the GoPro Hero HD system. Just sayin’.) and so I had nothing to distract me as I lost myself in the spectacle of scintillating beauty before me.

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It’s 16 minutes into the dive… do you know where your fins are?

The fragile reef!

The fragile reef! Photo by Mika Hiltunen. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Diving changes the way that we interact with our environment. Understanding how that interaction changes is vital to getting the most out of our dives; being a good dive buddy and protecting our fragile reefs.

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