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Our mission is to offer space for pioneer initiatives and ideas which can make our oceans cleaner and more sustainable. We must have healthy and balanced seas. Our own welfare depends on the evolution of the exploitation methods to gather the natural resources our planet so gently offers. We must evolve as a species, climb the next step, move on, learn from our mistakes and reinforce the right choices, so we can at last share the “Blue” with marine creatures in a fair and equitable way.

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MARCELO KRAUSE WINS AT FESTIVAL IN FRANCE For 38 years the World Festival of Underwater Images has recognized cinematographic, photographic and artistic productions related to the submarine world. Every year for five days in the end of October the festival offers the general public a window into the seas and oceans of the world. More than 100 exhibitors, almost 450 photos on display and more than 140 movies screened. It is undoubtedly the most traditional and important subaquatic images festival in Europe. In 2011, Marcelo won a “Plongeur d´Argent” for second place in the Photo Trio category. It was the first time that a Brazilian won a prize at the Festival. The pictures were all taken in Brazil and will part of his book “Pantanal Terra e Água” to be released soon.


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uraçao is the slice of the Caribbean which has recently conquered the heart of many Brazilians. Trying to describe such a magic and welcoming place, as is this island, in words is a delicate task, and I believe the following images will explain the reason for such passion.

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The History of Curaçao begins in 1499, during the third exploratory voyage to the New World by Christopher Columbus. Upon disembarking, under the leadership of Alonso Ojeda, the seamen became the first Europeans to set foot on Curaçao. In 1634, Curaçao became a Dutch colony, and in 1815 an international treaty awarded its definitive possession to the Netherlands. In 1954, Curaçao attained autonomous government, replacing the status of colony. Considered the main island among the five which form the Dutch Antilles, Curaçao has picturesque and cosmopolitan Willemstad as its capital. Boasting a beautiful architecture and bustling shopping, since 1997 the town is considered a Historic and Cultural Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO.

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A paradise that invites us to forget everything and everyone. A place where we can leave all problems and concerns behind and enjoy a true Paradise on Earth, with varied dive sites: shipwrecks, walls, dolphin dives, mantas, blue water and visibility which easily reaches 40 meters, with sites less than a five minutes´ boat ride away and a hotel infrastructure that makes any other Caribbean island envious.

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This is Curaรงao, a complete program for families, singles, passionate couples, and in May 2012 a destination not to be missed by the fans of underwater photography, since the island will be the venue for one of the largest such events in Latin America: Shootout Brazil 2012, to be attended by some of the most celebrated names in Brazilian and global u/w photo. At the end of this article you will find a page with more information about this event. Upon invitation by ARRIBATUR and CTB (Curaรงao Tourist Board), we joined a fam trip together with 11 Brazilian dive center owners and managers. Old and new friends who made this trip an unforgettable one. We dove a lot, duly guided by the team from Ocean Encounters who boast the largest and best diving infrastructure on the island, with boats and shops at the main hotels and resorts. Thanks to this fantastic infrastructure we had the opportunity to savor the main dive sites of this paradise.

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Klein Curaçao: it is a small island very close to the main one, with a longer boat ride and exposed to the open ocean, not a trip for those who get seasick. It’s a wild, uninhabited place, where you can visit the lighthouse ruins and a shipwreck stuck on the beach. Crystal-clear water, life-covered walls, turtles and rays are frequently seen during the dive. Great hammerhead sharks are not rare out in the blue.

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East Point: on the way to Klein Curaรงao we find a more exposed wall right at the eastern tip of the main island, which due to the distance and exposure to currents is an excellent site for drifts, where we can find passing pelagic fish out in the blue, besides the regular coral formations with their colorful walls pulsating with life. During our visit we were pleased by the sighting of an enormous manta ray which calmly passed by the group, leaving us dazzled and ecstatic.

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SHIPWRECK | SUPERIOR PRODUCER

Superior Producer: Elected by Sport Diver Magazine as one of the best wreck dives of the Caribbean. It´s a cargo ship sunk in December 1977 which lies on the bottom in navigation position at a depth of 30 meters. Diving there is not always possible, as it is located in a region with intense cruise ship traffic, and therefore the diver should check with the operators about the best dates and times to visit the wreck, since it´s one of the highlights of the trip.

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The ship is covered in coral and in general you can see large barracudas patrolling its surroundings. It is possible to penetrate its cargo holds and wheel room, if you have the training for it. We were also honored with a night dive in this wreck, including turtles and lots of activity all around.

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Tugboat: There is a word to describe Tugboat: “enchantment”. Sunk 25 years ago, the wreck remains are in five meters of water. It´s a very popular site, excellent both for diving and snorkeling. An amazing photo opportunity, as due to the small depth even simple cameras without flash can attain great results. Besides the wreck this site offers deeper walls, and is one of the top 10 dive sites of Curaçao.

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Mushroom Forest: one of the most famous dive sites in Curaรงao, made of hard coral formations resembling mushrooms, giving the site a forest-like appearance. Mushroom Forest is very rich in marine life, where small fish schools, green morays, sponges and colorful corals complete the scenery. The highlight is a cave named Blue Room, which can be visited at the end of the dive for a wonderful snorkel.


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DIVE SITE | CARPILE Carpile: a different site, an old cars graveyard in front of the Breezes Hotel. It´s a deep dive, between 30 and 50 meters, but with a cool and unique scenery, with more than a hundred cars “parked” at the bottom, already inserted into the reef with abundant marine life. It´s a recommended visit for the more experienced.

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Dolphin Dive: A dive organized jointly with the Curaçao Dolphin Academy. It´s a special opportunity to dive with dolphins used to interact with humans in their natural environment, a marvelous experience – to spend more than 40 minutes with one of the world´s most intelligent animals is a moving experience and worth every cent.


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Non-divers can enjoy all the marine beauty in the 70 giant aquaria of the Seaquarium. Visitors can also visit the underwater park in a glass-bottom boat. Waterskiing, jetski riding and snorkeling are also common sports around the island.

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Also known as the “Caribbean Netherlands”, the island of Curaçao is located in the Southern Caribbean, 60 Km from the Venezuelan mainland. As it pertains to time zones, Brazilian tourists have nothing to fear: Curaçao lies only one hour behind the official time of Brazil (or two hours during Daylight Savings Time).


The island encompasses an area of 472 sq. km, almost the same size as Florian贸polis. In all there are 38 beaches and 40 bays, to be enjoyed under a sun that shines almost all year long. Waters are crystal-clear and blue, with temperatures varying between 2 and 27 degrees centigrade. Visibility can attain 40 meters.

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Half of the 150,000 inhabitants are concentrated in the capital Willemstad, cut in half by Santa Ana Bay and divided in two parts: Otrobanda (residential) and Punda (commercial and touristic). Willemstad harbors the commercial, industrial and banking center. The typically colonial architecture sports bright colors and the Dutch-looking windmills are a major attraction for tourists.

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The locals of Curaçao, always nice and great hosts, know best how to enjoy the beauty and culture of their land. The natives´ joy is contagious on the tourists. Curaçao has three bridges, the most interesting being Emma Bridge (a homage to the grandmother of Mother Queen Juliana), a moving bridge floating over pontoons which swings open to allow the passage of ships. Built entirely of metal, it is the largest moving bridge of its kind in the world and serves as a walkway for pedestrians only, uniting Punda and Otrobanda since 1888.

Best Shopping Options De Breedestraat, De Heerenstraat and Madurostraat are considered to be the most famous in town. They boast an abundant array of shops with electronics, perfumes, jewelry, watches, clothes and computer supplies to catch the tourists´ attention. Those looking for more can visit the Duty Free Zone where prices are even lower, but there you can only buy wholesale. | Lionfish, an invasive species harmful to the local ecosystem |


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The “Floating Market” is also a mandatory stop for consumerists. Located at the Sha Capriles pier, the market is composed of several boats covered in multicolored canvas, where you can find fruit and groceries from Venezuela, besides clothes and utensils in general. The guilder is the official currency of Curaçao and is worth about 1.75 in relation to the US Dollar, which is also accepted in all shops and restaurants.

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| Sunset view of the pool at the Hilton Hotel |

The gastronomy of Curaรงao is based mainly on fish and seafood, but there are also several restaurants offering international cuisine. Jambo (a kind of bean soup with okra); Bestia Chiki (goat with sauce and mooriosh rice with lentils, okra and fried bananas); Sopito (fish in coconut sauce); Karni Stoba (meat stew) and iguana soup are some of the more traditional dishes worth trying. For dessert, Quesillo (caramel pudding) and Casjupete (black cake) are the best choices.

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The best of Curaçao The scenery is simply seductive. Mile upon mile of the most beautiful natural landscapes, composed of turquoise-blue water, passing through emerald green and ending in the deep blue of the open sea. The Northern beaches are considered improper for bathing due to jellyfish and too many rocks. Those down South, however, are great for swimming, Kenepa being one of them. As rainfall is very scarce (500mm per year), the sky is always blue. temperatures are high, never dropping below 23 degrees centigrade. A car is essential to reach the crystal-clear waters of Lagun, Westpunt, Baia Beach, Jeremi, Santu Pretu, San Nicolas, Jan Thiel and Daaibooi. Visiting these beaches is a must for any tourists´ planning.


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A product not to be missed by tourists is the liqueur which carries the name of the island. After all, who hasn´t heard about the Curaçao Liqueur? It is distilled in several tones but blue is the best known. It´s an original recipe, produced from fermenting orange peel oil. The taste is unique.

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When the sun sets Music is what makes a difference by night in Curaçao. Hotels offer folklore and music shows, hyped mainly by salsa, rumba and meringue. But there´s a rather varied schedule to satisfy every taste. Those wishing to try their luck may find it in the much sought after roulettes and slot machines which can be found in every hotel.

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To Do Besides the night scene and heavenly beaches, whoever chooses Curaçao as a holiday destination also gets an array of other cultural and entertainment options. Not to be missed are the Hato Caves, on the island´s hinterland. A place where slaves hid from settlers, the caves occupy an area of some 4,900 square meters, but only a part is open to visitors. Stalactites and stalagmites are common inside the caves. Quartz incrustations, corals and seashells also compensate for the challenging walks taken by tourists, always accompanied by a guide. Other tourist attractions in Curaçao are the military forts and the Beth Haim Cemetery, the oldest in the Southern hemisphere, with tombstones engraved in Portuguese and Hebraic.

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Parties and Festivals Curaçao lives in a party atmosphere. To affirm this all year round there are several events, among these the Carnival, Tumba, Jazz, Cinema and TV Festivals. Folkloric parties and sports tournaments, such as the International Tennis Tournament and the International Sailboat Regatta add to the euphoria. By year´s end, exactly in November, the St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) Festival begins. He arrives in a sailboat and distributes candies and gifts to the kids in the streets of Willemstad.

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Happenings All year long the discos abound to lively up the evenings of locals and tourists alike. Good suggestions for night souls are TMF, HOOKS HUT, ZANZI BAR, DE HEERENS, ASIA DE CUBA and MAMBO BEACH.

Accommodation and Transport Hotels across the island, mostly from 3 to 5 starts, offer all the infrastructure guests need. Daily rates vary from US$ 100 to US$ 300.

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All hotels have trained personnel aiming to provide the best service. Tourists can choose the kind of accommodation best suited to their needs. Options range from the classic and comfy American style to the cozy and romantic French style.

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Transportation is also not a problem. All the hotels operate vans to take their guests downtown for free.

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Curaรงao taxis do not have meters and the visitor willing to go around should negotiate the fare with the driver. Hotels also provide phones and tips on several companies specializing in island tours. It is also possible to rent a car and thus have autonomy to move around the island without a schedule or fixed destinations.


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Besides English and Dutch, Papiamento is also an official language. Brazilian tourists will find it easy to understand the native tongue – Papiamento derives from “papiar” (to chat). Apart from the writing, the the native language sounds very much like Portuguese when spoken slowly. Here are some examples: bon bini (bem-vindo, welcome) which you will see everywhere and in all taxi license plates; ta mashá caro (está muito caro, it´s too expensive); ta mashá barato (está muito barato. it´s very cheap); kon ta bai? (como vai? how are you?); Mi ta mashá bon (eu estou muito bem, I´m very well); Basta bon, danki (bem, obrigado, fine, thank you).

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| Handler and sea lion at Sea Aquarium |

The island´s economy revolves around the oil refinery, offshore companies and tourism. Curaçao has no freshwater source. A water plant developed a process for desalination of seawater, where the superheating of boilers evaporates the water and separates the salt. Water vapor is then cooled and water flows pure and transparent in all the islands´ faucets. This same plant generates the islands´ electricity. Information on Tour Packages: Check with your Dive Center !!

TEM TUDO O QUE VOCÊ PRECISA PARA UMA ESTADIA ÚNICA EM CURAÇAO.

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Hilton Curaçao.

Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curaçao.

Kontiki Beach Resort.

This beautiful hotel is located some 7 km from the town of Willemstad, Curaçao´s historic and cultural capital, and only ten minutes from the International Airport.

Located at a private beach adjoining the Sea Aquarium Park, 16 km from the International Airport and 8 km from Willemstad, this luxury eco resort boasts a spa, open air pool and rooms with verandahs.

An unique, climate-controlled resort in Curaçao, it was built in 2008 using Brazilian hardwoods. Offering everything you can wish for: great location, comfort and services to guarantee an unforgettable stay! Rooms tend to all needs, offering wireless internet, safe, air conditioning and king-size beds.

The resort has two private beaches and amazing lookouts, offering its guests all the comfort of a luxury hotel and the convenience of a large city. The infinity pool invites relaxation. Rooms offer a private verandah overlooking the sea or the island, an iPod base and flat screen LCD TV.

It offers free access to Sea Aquarium, Dolphin Academy and Aquarium Beach, all just a few steps away from the resort. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, safe, cable TV and direct dialing phone with voicemail.

In the evening you can enjoy dishes from the international cuisine and live performances of local artists. Kontiki Beach Resort has everything you need in Curaçao!

The resort also offers transfer services for visiting historic downtown Willemstad, Curaçao´s capital.

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Super Clubs Breezes Curaçao.

Hyatt Regency Curaçao.

Experience all the emotions that the Caribbean can offer with an entirely different flavor at Breezes Curaçao. First All-Inclusive Resort in the Southern Caribbean, it mixes the local characteristics of the Dutch settlement with the sophisticated hype of the hotel. Pools, gym, all aquatic sports, quality food and drinks. All rooms have air conditioning, sofa, table and two chairs, cable TV, direct dialing phone, coffee-maker, safe, hair dryer, private bath with shower and verandah.

Offering mesmerizing views, Hyatt Regency Curaçao is one of the most complete hotels in the Caribbean, located at one of the last natural preserves of the region, a beautiful white sand beach, facing in one side the Caribbean Sea and in another a large internal bay known as Spanish Waters. Its restaurants are of international standing. always with creative menus; spa with some 1,500 square meters and 24-hr. fitness center; open air pools, barbecue sites and rest areas; an 18-hole golf course and some 6,000 square meters of gardens and open areas.

DIVING Ocean Encounters Diving. Is the official dive operator of these hotels; with six shops in distinct locations and seven boats, Ocean Encounters offers the best dive and snorkel excursions in the whole coast of Curaçao, with trips to famous dive sites such as Mushroom Forest, East Point, Klein Curaçao and Tugboat, and also an incredible experience in an open water dive with dolphins.

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Everyone interested Flávio (Arriba Group) and Quim (Narwhal). Carlos Montechi and Carol (Acquanauta). Clécio (Brasil Mergulho), Kodja (Freeway), Gesteira (Aqualung) and Kadu (Divemag). Nando (PADI), paula (Mar a Mar), Reinaldo (Arriba Group) and Marcelo (Squallo).

The project was presented to 40 guests who learned about the editorial line, objectives, distribution plan, international scope and Divemag´s media plan. In this day a communication vehicle was born aiming at impacting Brazil and the international diving market. From now on, the magazine will introduce many novelties!


Conheça as mais belas paisagens sub do México, no Pacífico, Mar de Cortez, Caribe e cavernas de Yucatan, o que torna nosso país um dos mais completos destinos de mergulho do planeta !

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Cave diving, the divers´ Everest for those who have an explorers´ spirit and want to go beyond their own limits.

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DESTINATION | Florida - Jackson Blue Cave | by: Kadu Pinheiro

Cave diving can be done by any person with proper training and preparation, but not every one has the serene mind required to feel at ease in an environment with a ceiling such as a flooded cave. This is the first in a series of articles which will show a bit of the MTECH Expedition to the Florida caves. We chose to open this series with one of the most visited caves in Marianna: Jackson Blue, where we dove three times including a long night dive with the entire cave just for ourselves.


DESTINATION | Florida - Jackson Blue Cave | by: Kadu Pinheiro

Continuing with my analogy about mountaineering, when I say that cave diving is the Everest of our activity, Ginnie Springs and Marianna in Florida would be the closest to a base camp chockablock with alpinists and their gear. Florida is the cradle of cave diving and one can say that divers living here breath cave diving 24 hours a day. A good chunk of the local economy in the small townships where the caves are located profit from dive tourism; a survey undertaken a few years ago estimated that more than US$ 1 million is generated directly from Jackson Blue Cave alone.

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I can affirm from experience that, after diving nine different Florida caves in ten days, photographing these environments is not the easiest thing to do.

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Our initial planning was to use this trip to produce quality photographic material and improve on techniques for future expeditions; it took months of research and study to figure out how to make it work, perfecting my diving techniques and also creating the necessary setup of equipment to achieve the best possible photos.

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Small wonder that I had so much difficulty to find literature or talk to people who already ventured into this kind of mission, as not many have quality material to show from cave environments. After talking to some friends and gather valuable tips, I decided the type of equipment I wanted and the kind of setup to use for image capture – but I won´t enter into detail here about techniques and equipment, as this will be the subject of a further article where I intend to dwelve deeper on what´s needed to perform this kind of photography.


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The main conduit of the cave is well cabled and signaled, with many jumps an areas to explore using a sidemount. What fascinated me most about this cave was that in several spots of the main conduit air pockets in the ceiling create an otherworldly look, with reflections that evade a description in words; I think that my pictures will be more elucidative than my poor writing to describe how beautiful this system is, kilometers of cave to be explored, guaranteed fun for many dives. Using scooters is a good idea if you intend to penetrate deeper into the cave, even for simple dives.

Jackson Blue is a splendid cave with its rather pale rock formations, which render it photogenic. It is located in a Municipal Park with a complete leisure area, changing rooms, playground and barbecue sites, and is filled with tourists on weekends. During summer this area is open to the general public and divers´ access is not permitted through it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only by boats that can be hired at Cave Adventures. During winter the park is closed to visitors but open to divers who can then enjoy the available infrastructure in its entirety.

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DESTINATION | Florida - Jackson Blue Cave | by: Kadu Pinheiro To dive Jackson you must stop by Cave Adventures and get a permit from the county sheriff, issued on site. They rent doubles, side cylinders and scooters, and take care of refilling. Look for Stacy, one of the owners and wife of the legendary Edd Sorenson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she will kindly fetch everything you need, including a guide if you don´t know the cave and fancy a guided dive.

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It is worth noting that cave diving requires proper training and experience; at the end of this article we provide an infobox about providers of cave diving courses in Brazil, who also offer regular cave diving tour operations. Here´s a special thanks to my expedition partners without whom these pictures would not have been possible, my “strobe holders” Reriton Rodrigues and João Paulo Pavani Franco “Johnny” (Diving College), Delton and André Damasceno for their parience and partnership, besides Ana Rosa, Delton´s wife, who took such a great care of surface support during the first days of the expedition, and last but not least to our last member Yumi who arrived in time to enjoy the very end of the enterprise.

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COMPETITION | OCEAN ART 2011 | by: Underwater Photography Guide

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IN THE NEWS | BONAIRE | Por: Reinaldo Alberti

O Único Resort All-inclusive de Bonaire

BONAIRE TOPS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS ON THE PLANET Bonaire is the most awarded destination in the Atlantic and the Caribbean, according to the readers´ choice of Scuba Diving magazine. The traditional competition, which has held Bonaire among the best over the last 10 years, elected several destinations in its various categories. Bonaire won First Place as “Healthiest Marine Environment”, “Best Macro”, “Best Shore Diving” and “Best Destination Overall”. Moreover, it won Second Place in “Best Underwater Photography”, “Best Value”, “Best Marine Life”, “Best Visibility”, “Best Snorkeling” and “Best Beginner Diving”, totaling 11 prizes! Other highlights were the Cayman Islands, also awarded in several categories, including “Best Destination”, which values variety in dive sites for different diving levels; Belize, which snatched the prize for “Best Big Animals”, and Aruba with “Best Wrecks”. The magazine also highlighted winners from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, where the Galápagos once again won “Best Destination Overall for Diving” among other first-rank awards. Fiji and Indonesia were also winners.

Somente no plaza resort bonaire os mergulhadores podem aproveitar uma experiência All-inclusive, um nível superior de mergulho, excelente jantar e um veículo próprio.

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INFORME PUBLICITÁRIO | DIVEMAG.org | AQUA LUNG NEW RELEASES | PHOTO |

New Canon G1X Canon released its G1X to the world, with a design that is discreetly inherited from the G12 but with many improvements. This new model has a 1.5-inch 14 megapixel sensor, ISO sensitivity up to 12800 in forced mode, maximum aperture of f/2.8, recording at 1080p, image capture in 14 bits RAW and JPEG, plus compatibility with Speedlite flashes and other Canon accessories. Its LCD gyrating and inclinating 3 inch screen, with a 922 thousand pixels resolution, also deserves mention. Its suggested retail price is US$ 799.99.

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NIKON Releases D4 Nikon´s Full-Frame promise has just been fulfilled with the release of the D4. This camera has a CMOS 36 x 23.9mm sensor (in FX format), equivalent to the 35mm, uses an EXPEED 3 processor, brings on 16.2 megapixels and is capable of taking up to 10 photos per second. Besides, it films in HD and ISO can reach 204800. The price? US$ 5,999.95, some R$ 11.219,90. Presented as a multimedia camera, what´s really new is that the Nikon D4 is the first to use the new XQD format memory card. This new model also works with brighter lenses.

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Sea and Sea Releases IS-D1 DS-TTLII Flash Bound to reach the market by mid-February. YS-D1 is SEA&SEA´s most advanced flash so far in its 40 years of history. Its design is inspired in the YS-110 and the YS-50, but with many more functions and smaller size than its predecessors. YS-D1 includes a revolutionary technology named DS-TTLII with compensation adjustment, automatic slave sensor option, a powerful focusing LED and a power adjustment going from 20 to 32. 25% more powerful and 10% lighter than the YS-110 Alpha, compatible with fiber optics cable and Nikonos 5-pin cable, it comes with 2 diffusors and runs on 4 AA batteries, with a recycling time of 1.9 seconds with Ni-MH batteries, and has a maximum operational depth of 100 meters.

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Test: GoPro HD HERO2 CAMERA

TEST | GOPRO HERO 2 | by: Kadu Pinheiro

A Little Marvel !! Let´s focus our Divemag first edition test in the hardware which is revolutionizing and – most important – multiplying to an absurd level the gathering of underwater images all across the globe, earning itself the title of a “small but powerful revolutionary” in promoting our activity. After all, every diving boat now has more than a diver capturing images using a GoPro. We will focus the test on the camera´s underwater use only, together with its original u/w case customized with the addition of an adapted flat port, made necessary as the original spherical format lens is not efficient in obtaining underwater images, resulting in blurred photos. It is the world´s most versatile camera thanks to its innovative mounting system, proven durability and compact size. And HD HERO 2 surpasses its predecessor with several technological updates. The new processor in HD HERO 2 has a processing power twice as good, making full use of a new 11 megapixel high performance sensor which offers twice as much image detail and professional performance, even in low light conditions. To further explore HD HERO 2´s image processing capability, a wide angle lens twice as sharp as the previous model was developed; it is however still not able of making sharp images underwater. GoPro is planning to issue earlier this year a purpose-built underwater case, of which I was fortunate to see a prototype, and I presume it will be the best option for water use, replacing all the other customized options, including the one I had the opportunity of testing.

The use of a tripod can provide for distinct takes and even film the camera operator without external help.

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TEST | GOPRO HERO 2 | by: Kadu Pinheiro With the arrival of the Wi-Fi BacPacTM and Wi-Fi remote GoPro products, announced for the next season, HD HERO 2 will have remote video control via Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and other gear, tablets and computers, besides live video transmission from GoPro anywhere where Wi-Fi or mobile hotspots are available, opening a vast array of uses for remote filming and photography. HD HERO 2 has been completely renovated, resulting in much better image quality and easiness of use. Among the changes it is worth mentioning:

Case with flat port, ideal for underwater use

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Professional 11 MP sensor. Faster image processor. Sharper glass lenses. Professional performance in low light situations. Wide (170o), medium (127o) and narrow (90o) angles in videos at 1080p and 720p. 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p and 30 fps 1080p video. Complete (170o) or medium (127o) FOV photos. 10 11 MP shots per second. One 11 MP photo at every .5 seconds in Time Lapse mode. 3.5 mm port for external stereo microphone. User interface with simpler language. Compatible with Wi-Fi BacPacTM and Wi-Fi RemoteTM. Long-range remote control for up to 50 GoPro cameras through Wi-Fi Remote. Wi-Fi photo preview, reproduction and control. Live video streaming and web photos.

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TEST | GO PRO HERO 2 | by: Kadu Pinheiro

Tests were undertaken in a variety of situations, in an attempt to encompass the maximum possible range of real-life uses. Bright Light Environment: Pool, ocean and freshwater in shallow depths of 2 to 5 meters with and without corrective red filters, with head mount and underwater camera case mount. Low light environment: Used in deepwater shipwrecks with limited visibility and one external head light (Sola 1200 from Light & Motion) Adapted in the underwater case using a triple clamp from Ultralight

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Conclusion: In good visibility and shallow water conditions the quality of movies shot is fantastic, with image capture good enough for a documentary. The camera reads light correctly and most of the time the image is well balanced. A red filter is of great help to restore color, but sometimes, in situations with plenty of sunlight and shallow water (1 to 2 meters) the filter´s color correction becomes just too evident. In deeper (4 to 5 meters) blue water, however, it tends to balance color better. Using the filter in depths below 10 meters does not offer any apparent gain, and using artificial lighting is recommended. For the test I used a Sola 1200 light head from Light & Motion, which generated a uniform, strong light. For those willing to sport a thin set this is the best option, and for a more professional result the use of two light heads is recommended.

The biggest problem detected were the vignettes around the image corners; even using the manufacturer´s recommended “Backscatter” configuration of 1080p for the flat port case the vignettes continued to “decorate” the edges of the movie frames. It is of course possible to solve the problem when editing, but it´s in any case a negative point.

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TEST | GO PRO HERO 2 | by: Kadu Pinheiro

A disadvantage of GoPro in relation to other cameras is the impossibility of making manual adjustments for exposure and white balance, since the camera does everything automatically. hence you gain practicality and speed, but lacks fine tuning capability. It is perfect though for those situations where image gathering would not occur due to diving conditions, or to film and take photos at the same time. In low light and dense suspension the camera´s auto reading is not entirely reliable, generating noise and a high ISO in images hot outside the light focus, in wide angle. Frame capture Frame capture underwater is rather limited given the lack of manual adjustments and flash trigger. It serves only for a register or timelap to illustrate and enhance a video.

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For image capture in land the evaluation changes: Prototype of the new underwater case for GoPro introduced at DEMA Show 2011. Market launch is expected for February 2012 according to the company´s representatives. The new case corrects the underwater focus problem and shows a stellar finishing.

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The photo capture performance of the HD HERO2 also improved significantly. Besides the much better performance at low light, HD HERO2 can capture up to 10 11 megapixel photos in the 10-second shoot mode, and also offers a time lapse shooting, taking pictures at .5 second intervals. This considerably improves the success rate when trying to take photos with magazine cover quality during sports events and fast activities. Simplified User Interface GoPro also prioritized the revision of HD HERO2´s user interface to simplify its use. It has an entirely new, intuitive user interface based on language and eliminates the need for instructions.

Special even in Packages HD HERO2 is sold in three different accessory packages, each with its necessary outfits for a certain use or activity. HD HERO2 is compatible with all GoPro grips and accessories. How much and where to find: HD HERO2 Outdoor – US$ 299.99 HD HERO2 Motorsports – US$ 299.99 HD HERO2 Surf Edition – US$ 299.99 At GoPro.com and at authorized GoPro outlets around the world.

Other, more radical solutions are offered by several manufacturers of accessories: this hand grip with two built-in high-power video lights is a clear example of where one can get. It´s available at DIRdirect.com

According to Rudy Samuels, Product Definition Director for GoPro, “HD HERO2 is much, much easier to use than the original HD HERO. If you know how to use a traditional camera, then you will know how to use the HD HERO2 without the need to read the instructions. This makes the HD HERO2 a very powerful daily use camera which is easy to use without compromising its resources, modes and performance which made GoPro the leading seller of HD Compact cameras for Hollywood”.

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SHARKS.

To older folks they´re the killer monsters featured in the movie Jaws. To others is a kind of meat, normally called dogfish for commercial reasons; and to others still a shark is just a fierce animal to be fished for trophy photos. Very few actually see a shark as just one more inhabitant of the ocean environment.

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While turtles, dolphins and whales are extremely charismatic and count on a strong emotional appeal, sharks unfortunately are left with the stigma of monsters villains or food. And amazingly enough, what really threatens them is actually being seen as food. This is what is making species vanish and is bringing their species to near extinction: sharks and rays being killed to be traded as food.

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Industrial fishing is highly predatory and entirely unsustainable. A commercial fishing boat which goes out to sea either with immense nets destroying the ocean bottom, or with longlines extending for hundreds of miles, returns to port with tons and tons of sharks – in itself an absolute biological barbarism.


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Even more absurd and criminal is when these boats go out for finning, or capturing the sharks, bringing them aboard and then cutting out their fins, throwing the animal´s body back into the water, often still alive. Whoever thinks that this is an “Asian problem” is totally offbase. It happens worldwide, even here in Brazil, with confiscations happening everywhere. As an example we can mention the case of SIGEL fishing company from Belém: 24 tons of dried fins seized. This amounts to some 350,000 to 450,000 dead sharks. That´s right: almost half a million individuals killed. In a single shipment of a single company. Now imagine the volumes of illegal cargo entering the market without being detected. A civil lawsuit pushes the issue in court and the requested fine amounts to R$ 1 billion and three-hundred thousand (almost US$ 720 million).

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Hong Kong is really the great trade hub for shark fins. But everyone, including Brazil, illegally ships it there. Besides the ethical question or food options – whether sharks and rays should or shouldn´t be used as food – other factors bring this issue to the forefront and urgently require everyone to take a stand and challenge the paradigm. It is inadmissible to bring to extinction species on top of the oceans´ food webs. Our planet survives thanks to the oxygen generated by phytoplankton in our shared oceans. Decapitating the top of the ocean food chain will bring a cascading effect, a veritable chaos in the marine environment. This can bring irreversible damage to the fragile conditions that sustain life on Earth. It is easy to hypothesize about the eventual destruction of our planet by a meteor or alien invasion. It is however humankind which is bringing it about. And all because of things as stupid as chicken broth with bits of shredded shark fin. It is because of the importance of this issue that the Divers for Sharks Project has been fighting in several fronts for the preservation of sharks and rays. The project´s actions span from environmental education aimed at the younger generations through the SharKids initiative, civil lawsuits against the illegal fishing crimes, campaigning and awareness events to de-mystify sharks at universities, schools, clubs and meetings, as well as through pacific demonstration in public places such as beaches. Mini courses on basic shark biology and workshops are also part of the project´s portfolio.

Tackling the challenge of shark conservation it would be foolish to ignore the modern tools and means for communication. Therefore our project makes full use of social media such as the project´s own page at HYPERLINK “http://www.facebook.com/diversforsharks” www.facebook.com/diversforsharks , twitter @Divers4sharks, a fundraising tool for online donations at HYPERLINK “http://www.vakinha.com.br/ Vaquinha.aspx?e=28233” www.vakinha.com.br/Vaquinha.aspx?e=28233 and, of course, the project´s website at HYPERLINK “http://www.diversforsharks. com.br” www.diversforsharks.com.br and the email for contacts HYPERLINK “mailto:contato@diversforsharks.com.br��� contato@diversforsharks.com.br . The project´s most recent achievement was the support of Mundo Verde retail network which publicly announced its suspension of any trade in shark products in its catalogue, namely shark cartilage pills. Apart from the obvious practical results the decision made important headlines such as this article in Época magazine http://colunas.revistaepocanegocios. globo.com/empresaverde/ 2012/01/06/rede-mundo-verde-deixara-devenderprodutos-derivados-de-tubarao/ , bringing the shark fin issue to the forefront of the corporate responsibility towards sustainable practices. Like any action, process or task, this project has both fixed and variable costs. And as it is undertaken almost entirely by volunteers, we count on the support of concerned divers to keep our arms loaded to fight for conservation. Here´s the request then for every diver to help us with support and sponsorship. Even a small monthly donation of R$ 5 can make an enormous difference for the sharks!


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Here is a brief schedule of the main activities and events planned by Divers for Sharks for 2012: • February – Survey and breeding area search for sand tiger sharks near Angra dos Reis • March/April – MEDEX ( HYPERLINK “http://www.medexistanbul.com/en/” www. medexistanbul.com/en/ ), largest diving show in the region, at Istanbul, Turkey, followed by dives and exchange initiatives on sharks in Kas. • April – PADI Dive Festival. • May – National Congress on the Environment – Poços de Caldas • June – Biology Week – several universities and schools in Brazil • July – Brazilian Symposium on Marine Biology – Santos • September – Brazilian Bioethics Congress • October – Divers for Sharks Expedition: Sharks of Mozambique • November – Shark Preservation Week – Rio de Janeiro • December – Brazilian NGOs Congress – São Paulo On behalf of all Divers for Sharks volunteers, sharks, rays and divers I would like to thank Kadu Pinheiro and Divemag for the partnership, supporting our cause and offering space in the magazine. Regards to all and until next time! Paulo Guilherme Pinguim (Shark teeth made of resin, Divers for Sharks stickers – window and panel – and project t-shirts. Get in touch to learn how to acquire these products!)

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Mais de 40 anos de experiência Há mais de 40 anos, a SSI – Scuba Schools International – é conhecida na Indústria do Mergulho por fornecer Ensino de Alta Qualidade e excelentes Materiais de Treinamento para mergulhadores de todos os níveis. A SSI foi fundada em 1970 e é no mundo a maior agência de treinamento voltada para as escolas. Em 1999, juntou-se à NASDS (National Association of Scuba Diving Schools), fundada em 1967, e criou uma nova sinergia na indústria do mergulho. A experiência em vendas e marketing da NASDS, junto com os renomados produtos educacionais da SSI, formaram uma empresa mais forte, para melhor atender aos Centros, Resorts, Profissionais e Instrutores de Mergulho, e principalmente os mergulhadores. Juntas, a SSI e a NASDS são responsáveis por uma lista excepcional de inovações e consequentemente reconhecidas e honradas na indústria do mergulho. Hoje, presente em mais de 110 países com mais de 2500 Centros e Resorts de Mergulho, devido ao crescimento contínuo, a SSI alcançou a estimada Certificação ISO na Europa, mérito adicionado às conquistas dos últimos 40 anos.

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FREEDIVING | :: Interview :: ERIN MAGEE | by: Carolina Schrappe

It was with great joy that I got the news about this new and innovative electronic magazine. More so as it came with the invitation to write about my passion, free diving. And even more with DIVEMAG´s commitment to be my sponsor in trainings, competitions and courses of this amazing sport. To do something new, in line with the magazine´s flair, I´ll be bringing you, readers, updated information on techniques, places and people who practice diving bin its purest and most challenging form. We´ll mix our chat here at Divemag with techniques, equipment and interviews which will show you new faces and results in free diving. To begin with, an interview with Erin Magee, highlighted as a revelation for the Americas in 2011 as she became the deepest female diver of the region in the most classic category of free diving, the one everyone practices, going down and back with the thrust of your legs helped by fins. Erin is the current American record holder in the category with the mark of 80 meters. She is a PADI and PFI (Performance Freediving International) instructor, one of the most respected schools worldwide. I had the great pleasure of meeting her two years ago and also of being able to train with her, following her rapid evolution.

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FREEDIVING | :: Interview :: ERIN MAGEE | by: Carolina Schrappe

Carol: when did you begin to dive? Erin: I started practicing free diving when I worked as a Dive Instructor in the Florida Keys (USA). I was tired of all that gear and though that free diving really made more sense to me. I started trying to go deeper than a recreational diver, and then took my first course with PFI (Performance Freediving International), which made me reach the level I´m at today. Carol: how did you begin to practice snorkeling? Erin: Well, my first experience with snorkeling was 7 or 8 years ago, during a family trip. I was used to see my father and brother diving to the bottom and I always tried but couldn´t get as deep as them. Nowadays I can pass them. Carol: When and how did you become a PFI Freediving Instructor? Erin: I had already worked as a dive instructor for a few years, so to me it was a natural transition, especially as I preferred free diving, so the idea of working with this subject attracted me. Even more so as it gave me the freedom to travel to all kinds of places where there´s amazing diving. Carol: Did you discover your deep diving abilities at the PFI course? Erin: When I did my first course I did what most students do, about 100 feet (30 meters) and a four-minute apnea in the pool. But definitely it opened my eyes for the possibilities of going well beyond that. Carol: Tell us a bit about your history as a diver.

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Erin: After working at the Keys (Florida, USA) and taking the PFI intermediate course, I decided to follow the Instructor program. It was during this program that I really became motivated to start competing and going deeper. I enrolled in my first competition in 2009, when I reached 180 feet (55 meters) for the first time. After achieving that mark I became so motivated to go deeper that I started to think about the possibility of reaching the National American Record, which was held by Tania Streeter since 2001, of 70 meters in Constant Ballast with Fins. It looked real deep, but I thought I could always try and see where I got.

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I ended up reaching that record with a 71 meters dive in the last day of the competition in the Cayman Islands in 2012. This last year I was able to beat my own record four times, reaching 80 meters. I am really excited with this dive and I´m hoping to try further this year.

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Carol: Which are your next challenges? Erin: I´ll probably continue on this discipline and try go deeper. I´d really like to reach 90 meters. Carol: What´s your limit?

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Erin: I hope I don´t have one! Ah, but I really haven´t reached it yet, as it all depends on hard training and going just a bit deeper each time.

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Medieval Justice for Dolphin Defenders In July 13, 1699, an English widow named Felicity Common was accused of witchcraft by a neighbor. British authorities threw her on the Thames River, to check if she would swim or drown. If she swam, she would be considered guilty, and if she drowned, she would be innocent. The rationale would be that if God rejected her it would be due to her guilt, preventing her from drowning. The British Courts however were more than just and granted her wish of being thrown in the Thames a second time on July 19th. Unfortunately for the Common widow, she didn´t drown, but to shed any doubt she was again thrown in the river on her back and, again, the stubborn woman was rejected by God, and once again swam to the river bank, to the arms of her captors. She was taken to the Tower of London and there remained until the 27th of December. Two days after Christmas, she was buried alive, as a convicted witch. In Taiji, this week, Dutch citizen Erwin Vermeulen was taken into custody by the Police of Wakayama Prefecture. They charged him with aggression because an employee of the Dolphin Resort Hotel claimed that Erwin pushed him. Erwin denies this accusation, and there are no witnesses to affirm the accuser´s story. In contrast, the Cove Guardian Rosie Kunneke, from South Africa, was recently beaten in front of witnesses by a Taiji fisherman. The man was only interrogated and released. Apparently, in Japan there are two different measures in relation to the law, according to your race and nationality. According to Japanese law, Erwin can remain in jail for up to 23 days. He has no permission to receive visits and he still had not been granted permission to speak to the Embassy of the Netherlands.

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However, police said he will be released in two days if only he declares himself guilty.

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In Japan, a person is guilty until proven innocent and sentencing by Japanese courts is about 98%, because the majority of these sentences are based in confessions obtained during these 23 days in which a person is detained for interrogation. Therefore, the options are either remain in jail for 23 days before you have any access to a lawyer and then, finally, be formally accused and wait for a trial in which your chances of being declared guilty are 98%, or to declare yourself guilty. So the logic is that it´s better to declare your guilt and display remorse for your “crime” instead of defending your innocence. It also seems that they chose Erwin, a Dutch citizen, because two of the Sea Shepherd ships are registered in the Netherlands, and this is a message for the Dutch to bow to Japanese demands to stop Sea Shepherd´s activities in Antarctica against Japanese illegal whaling. Erwin´s ordeal is not as drastic as having to drown to show your innocence, but the same kind of authoritarian logic prevails. In other words, regardless of proof or lack thereof, and based on an accusation of a single person, Erwin can expect “justice” for him only if he declares himself guilty. This will obviously give the Japanese the proof they´ve been desperately trying to establish that the Cove Guardians are a violent, criminal group. Erwin has refused to talk to the police because he was denied due legal process. As such, he will be detained for the entire “legal” period allowed for by Japanese law, without formal accusations. In exchange for his compassion for dolphins and his non-violent opposition to the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japanese police decided it is time to “go medieval” with the Cove Guardians. Considering the cruel barbarism of the defenseless dolphins of Taiji, this is not surprising at all.

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Brazilian Divers´ Stories Told in Book

January 12th saw the issuing of the book titled “Intervalo de Superfície” (Surface Interval). The event was held at Mineiriana Bookshop in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, hosted by organizers Alex Bretas and Rodrigo Coluccini and several authors, among which Reinaldo Alberti, Paula Loque and Marcelo Rossi, who fill the book with back stories from dive trips, relationships and unusual situations experienced by some of the most experienced divers in Brazil. Where to buy: www.editoramar.com.br

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Saltwater crocodile at Jardines de la Reina, Cuba

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Silky shark in the waters of Jardines de la reina, Cuban Caribbean.

Pink Dolphin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brazilian Amazon Cristian Dimitrius is one of the few Brazilians who dedicate himself entirely towards recording images of natural history of Planet Earth. Moviemaker, Photographer, Biologist, he´s been around the five continents and his images can be seen in channels such as National Geographic, Globo TV and many others. Always innovating and using new techniques, he aims to reveal ever more about nature in unique ways, sharing what his eyes behold with the world at large.

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Yellow Anaconda coiled around my camera case in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso.

Currently he is involved in three major projects about Brazilian wildlife, records and presents features for Domingão Aventura program in Globo TV, writes regularly for Mergulho and Terra da Gente magazines, is producing his book and documentary about the Galápagos Islands and is a photographer of the book Alcatrazes to be launched in October by CulturaSub.

The cormorant´s dive at Channel Islands National Park, California. Where do you intend to go with your work? And how can it help in the protection of oceans and nature? I hope I can reach the largest possible number of people with the most beautiful images of our natural world. With this I am hopeful that my work can make people fall in love with nature, as I believe this is the first step to achieve preservation.

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California Sea Lion at the Channel Islands National Park, California, USA. Green turtle at Darwin, Galรกpagos Islands.

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Whale shark at Darwin, Galรกpagos Islands

Caribbean Reef Shark in Cuba

Spotted Eagle Rays at Wolf, Galรกpagos Islands


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Crab in Playa Larga, Cuba

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Dawn at Jacarés Lake, Pantanal of Mato Grosso


INVITED PHOTOGRAPHER | CRISTIAN DIMITRIUS | Sunset in Fernando de Noronha

Flight of the Roseated Spoonbill, Mato Grosso do Sul

Which are the most interesting places you have already visited, and which one stood out in terms of photo opportunities? My work as nature cinematographer and photographer allowed me to visit really incredible places, each one with its unique beauty. Places like New Zealand, Fernando de Noronha, Botswana among others are excellent for landscape and wildlife photography. But one particular place I´m definitely in love with is the Galapagos. Photo opportunities are neverending there, both above as under water.

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Mountain gorilla in Rwanda


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Key Summit Trail at the Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

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Essentials Diver This intermediate level of continued education is designed to allow certified divers to improve on their diving performance, review and practice the essentials learned in any IANTD dive program. Techniques and knowledge acquired in this program prepare the diver for more advanced dives. Essentials Divers is recommended for those divers willing to improve their performance and competence during their dives. This program does not qualify the diver to go deeper than his previous certification.

Who can teach this program? An Advanced EANx Instructor or with a higher degree and certified as IANTD Essentials Diver. A rebreather instructor is required for a diver to be certified as rebreather diver at this level.

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In 1959, the National Diving Patrol, a program to certify divers as instructors after a revision of procedures, was renamed as the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization. The first instructor training course – ITC was undertaken for BRIGHT FUTURE six days at the Shamrock Hotel, Houston, with 72 candidates and 8 instructors from the US and Canada; only 53 candidates graduated. This was the first international instructor certification course in history and was a landmark for a whole new era in modern sport diving. After the course in Houston a Board of Directors was elected? Al Tilman (NAUI #1), John C. Jones, Jr. (NAUI #2), Neal Hess (NAUI #3), Garry Howland (NAUI #13), Jim Auxier and John Cahill. A Board of Trustees was also formed with Captain Albert Behnke, Jr., Commander George Bond, Cap- The 1990´s brought up new challenges and NAUI chose to overtain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Dr, Andy Rechnitzer. come these by developing the best dive training programs in the world. Recognition from the diving trade, especially in academic, scientific and military areas for the work founded on “Dive Safety Through Education” has spread also in recreational diving, Partnerships: NAUI maintains a long-standing partner- allowing for a significant growth ship with NBL – Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, through its until in 1996 there was a need instructors dedicated to training NASA astronauts, with Flo- for restructuring to become NAUI rida Aquarium and in a very special way with the Disney Worldwide, currently based in its Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF), which joined NAUI recently acquired headquarters in the development of the Green Diver Initiative, an online in Tampa, Florida. community dedicated to environmental protection. NAUI is the official dive training certifies for Walt Disney Resort, and is present also in the joint DWCF programs in Florida: Disney´s Dolphin in Depth, Epcot Seas Aqua Tour, Epcot Dive Quest (The Seas with nemo Friends at Epcot), and the Adopt-a-Nest Program (Disney´s vero Beach Resort and Disney´s Animal Kingdom Theme Park). Get involved: www.naui.org/GreenDiver

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