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Superbe observation de jeux inter-espèces : concours de sauts entre un juvénile (2 ou 3 ans) et une vingtaine de dauphins à bec étroit au large du Fenua Aihere sous 1 arc-en-ciel entier ! #magiquepresquile ... Voir plusVoir moins

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Depuis 1 semaine, on assiste à de + en + de sauts, on fait de superbes mises à l'eau et jeux avec les baleineaux, on entend des chants de mâles... Bref, c'est parti pour 2 mois de foliiie !! ... Voir plusVoir moins

 

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3 semaines auparavant

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Après une semaine de fermeture due à des conditions météo épouvantables (3,5m de houle et 30 noeuds de Mara'amu), le soleil est enfin de retour ! Les sorties baleines (8h et 13h) et les plongées (9h et 13h30) reprennent tous les jours... A très vite ! ... Voir plusVoir moins

 

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A samedi youhouuuuuuu !

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Nous serons présents au salon du Tourisme le week-end prochain du 7 au 9 Septembre à Mama'o ! Venez nous voir afin de profiter de nos offres exceptionnelles au stand 13 (à gauche du Food Court). ... Voir plusVoir moins

Nous serons présents au salon du Tourisme le week-end prochain du 7 au 9 Septembre à Mamao ! Venez nous voir afin de profiter de nos offres exceptionnelles au stand 13 (à gauche du Food Court).Image attachment

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Nudi Lover !

Deep Look • PBS
Nudibranchs may look cute, squishy and defenseless ... but watch out. These brightly-colored sea slugs aren't above stealing weapons from their prey.
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Ya pas 7 Slug dans Slugterra Monoihere

4 semaines auparavant

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Behind the Mask
Sleeping on the ocean floor, dreaming the Aquatic Human's dream ... to play with the dolphins ... to feel them ... to become one of them.

With the support of SEABOB and Nauticam USA, this dream became reality for us. We were dolphins for a few days, witnessing how dolphins play, hunt, travel and love. We will never forget and hope by watching this video you can feel the same.

A very special project in so many different ways.

An old idea:
We remember seeing dolphins playing with a scooter 5 years ago in the Bahama Banks. Since then it stuck in our head to dedicate time and effort to explore interacting with dolphins using a scooter. It was just after our first project with SEABOB (Aquatic Human I - www.facebook.com/behindthemask.divestories/videos/746564195550642/) when we had the right moment and confidence to propose this idea.

Two questions:
We had two main questions to ask ourselves.
1.) Would we bother the dolphins? Would we disrturb them and/or have any negative impact on them by approaching on scooters?
2.) Would the dolphins interact?

We spend time to discuss with scientists about our idea. Finally we came across the Dolphin Communication Project located in Bimini in the Bahamas. Together with them we started a respectful conversation about if and how we should give it a try. We learned so much about dolphins and how to respectfully interact with them. We are now 100% convinced that the Seabob Scooters enable us to meet the dolphins on eye-level, and that they enjoy having us around. During the filming we encountered so many different behaviours, each day was different. But the dolphins were not playful at all times. With a little bit of common sense you can see and respect that easily. Sometimes the dolphins engaged us to play for hours. Just as riding the frontwave of boats, the dolphins were riding in front of the Seabobs. Sometimes we had over 30 dolphins around us looking for interactions, playing and forgetting the time.

The team effort:
Nothing can beat the feeling to achive something TOGETHER. The more helping hands, eyes and brains, the better the feeling in the end.

Nauticam USA with Ryan Canon and Phil Burghard took care of mounting the Nauticam Weapon LT Housing on our Camera-Seabob ... testing it and finding the right counterweights to make this rig being stable in the water. Coming over on our first day to Bimini for a day of great company and testing alongside delivering supplies and encouragement, they are a great part of this project. Without them, we would not have been able to film this project in 8K (RED Monstro 8K VV). The use of the Nauticam Wide Angle Conversion Port (www.nauticam.com/collections/water-contact-optics-for-nav) is the icing on the cake. You can find a detailed review here: www.wetpixel.com/articles/review-nauticam-wide-angle-corrector-port. All in all a perfect setup and surprisingly easy to use, even mounted on a Seabob.

SEABOB granted us total freedom to plan and execute the project. We are grateful to have clients like this who believe in us and are willing to dedicate resources to crazy ideas. Be sure we have a lot more of them to come.

Marta Lam won a Facebook Competition to join us on this project. She blended inn so quickly that we now can't imagine to ever work without her again. Thank you Marta for being such a sunshine, for all the hugs in the mornings, for cooking, preparing, making everybody feel good and also the great filming.

Special thanks to Kelly Melillo Sweeting and the Dolphin Communication Project for the valuable insights on how to interpret the dolphins' behaviour.
Al Sweeting Jr , Kandi and Kevin Benedict for the great logoistics on the water.

BTM Team: Florian Fischer, Hamdan Chowdhury, Dada Li, Marta Lam, Timo Dersch

Making Of Video coming soon.

Supported by: HECS aquatic, OMS - Ocean Management Systems, Keldan Lights, Nauticam USA, CarbonioGFT, boot Düsseldorf
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