26.3.13

News from England

From the Sky website


Just came back from a visit to the UK. I was lucky enough to be able to get a copy of the Galapagos 3D with David Attemborough documentary that aired in New Year's day at Sky 3D. I also had the opportunity to meet again with Michael Pitts, underwater cameraman, who cam on location to film in the Galapagos.

Going through the expedition files we found a testimony Michael recorded whilst in the Islands. Here is a transcription of it: 

As a professional cameraman, I am fortunate enough to travel right across the globe to some of the most remote places imaginable.  So I am often asked, by fellow divers, fellow photographers, “Where is the best place to dive?”  And my answer has always been, “There is no best place, there are many.” But after being at sea for three weeks and traveling around these truly incredible volcanic islands, and my answer now has to be “There is a best place and it stands head and shoulders above the rest.  It’s the Galapagos."
From the most charismatic of sharks, the elusive ocean sunfish, and right down to the small fish and invertebrates that live on the sand flats, you have it all.  But to do this place justice you really do have to dive on a rebreather.  With your rebreather, you have the time, you have the silence and you have the ability to stay down so much longer and observe behavior that so few other people actually get to see.  So I highly recommend coming here with a rebreather.  Traveling to the Galapagos with your oxygen equipment and camera gear is always going to be a challenge.  But once here, you can be secure in the knowledge that you have the dedicated support of one of the most knowledgeable dive guides I have ever worked with, Jorge Mahauad.  Jorge will facilitate that trip of a lifetime and will help to make it one of the most memorable.
We expect to have a short video clip put out to the public later this year

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