Underwater diving and photography on location can be thrilling and exciting. If you really think about it, you’re exploring a world that isn’t seen by many, and you’re internalizing nature’s beauty. While it can be very adrenaline packed, it can also be dangerous, if you’re not careful.
Recent advances in LED technologies have resulted in new applications of this alternative light source for use above as well as below sea level. Power-sipping and cool to the touch compared to tungsten lighting, the advantages of LED technology can be found in a number of new stand-alone and complete underwater lighting systems now available from Bigblue.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau would have been 100 years old today. He was born on June 11, 1910, in southern France, and died on June 25, 1997, at age 87. He was a pioneer of underwater diving and filming. If he were still around today, I’m sure he would love to have a look around B&H’s SuperStore, which carries a full line of underwater photographic and video gear.
Most of my photographic interest involves working underwater. However, some places in the world are as interesting above water as below. A trip to Egypt would not be complete without visiting the Pyramids and other sites of the ancient world. Planning such a trip is a logistical nightmare, though, involving domestic flights and ground transportation. It is best to use a travel agent who specializes in your destination.
As I prepare for another dive off the Island of Roca Partida, everything is perfect, as it has been the past five days. It is a beautiful day, sea conditions are ideal, and I am thinking about the wonders I will photograph as this amazing trip is coming to an end. I check all my life support equipment and camera gear before boarding the Zodiac (rubber raft type boat).
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