Nauticam D700 underwater housing review

Jason Isley is fresh back from a four week long photography trip to the Maldives. While taking pictures for Scubazoo’s forthcoming book Maldives – The Underwater Kingdom, Jason had the opportunity to try out the new Nauticam D700 underwater housing. He put it through its paces over the course of 80 dives in often tricky conditions. What did he think? Find out here.

One Ocean

Scubazoo has provided stock footage for the highly anticipated CBC documentary: One Ocean. Narrated and hosted by David Suzuki, this ambitious, provocative, and stunning four part documentary series attempts to portray the Ocean more completely than ever before.

One Ocean is currently airing in Canada, click here for screening dates and online trailers.

‘Today Show’ Interview

Borneo-based Scubazoo underwater cameraman Roger Munns and ‘LIFE’ Series Executive Producer Mike Gunton were interviewed on NBC’s ‘Today show’ recently. Watch the interview online. The first episode in the blockbuster 11 part series is being aired on the Discovery Channel in the US on Sunday 21st March. Watch out for the mammals episode on Sunday 28th March which features the humpback heat run sequence filmed by Scubazoo.

Down and Deadly once more

Scubazoo Senior underwater cameraman Simon Enderby has just returned from the Southern Philippines after filming sequences with wildlife presenter Steve Backshall for the highly anticipated second series of the BBC’s Deadly60.

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While we can’t give away anything that might spoil the surprise of the show, we can tell you that during underwater filming in the Phillippines Simon and Steve got up close and personal with the most venomous of all marine creatures. Simon and the crew also hit the water before dawn every day to catch some very special sightings of one of the worlds most elusive and enigmatic of sharks. During the course of filming Simon and Steve had some truly amazing encounters which are sure to keep  Deadly60 viewers  on the edge of their seats.

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National Geographic Netherlands 2010 Calendar

National Geographic Netherlands has released their 2010 Calendar. The Calendar exclusively features images from Scubazoo’s book reef or Het Levende rif as it’s known in Holland. It’s available from the National Geographic bookstore at a very reasonable price of €3.95. Even if you’re not Dutch it’s still worth a look – photos are the same in any language!

Oceans 12

Bite-Back 2010 fundraising calendar released. UK based shark and marine conservation charity ‘Bite-Back’ have just released their 2010 fundraising calendar.

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It’s chock full of great images, including a couple from Scubazoo photographers, plus it’s only £7.99 – so buy a copy today and help save those iconic apex predators while brightening up your office or home :)

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Maldives, The Underwater Kingdom

We have recently started a new, and very exciting, project to publish our third coffee table book. This time we’re focussing on the marine life of the Maldives.

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If any of you are interested you can now follow our photographers as they put the book together on our new blog: Maldives – The Underwater Kingdom. As well as regular blogs you can take a sneak peak at a preview of the book layout on the site. Post a comment and let us know what you think!

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Andrea: Queen Of Mantas

Scubazoo are proud to be involved in the production of ANDREA: QUEEN OF MANTAS (8pm, Wednesday 11 November, NATURAL WORLD, BBC2).

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The documentary tracks PhD student Andrea Marshall over the course of a year as she dives the Indian Ocean unlocking secrets about the manta ray – a balletic cousin to the shark, with ‘wings’ which can span 7 metres (20 ft) wide. Underwater filming was carried out by Roger Munns at Tofo beach in Mozambique.

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BBC Series: Life

The epic BBC series Life is to air its third episode on Monday 26th October entitled Mammals. Scubazoo underwater camerman Roger Munns filmed the spectacle of the planet’s biggest fight, as male Humpback Whales battle for a female during the Tongan Heat Run.

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Keep an eye out for Roger Munns and Jason Isley in the “behind the scenes making of” special at the end of the show. Click here to check the listings. Want to find out more about the programme click here.

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Last Chance To See – Komodo Dragon

Viewers in the UK will have the opportunity to watch the fantastic series “Last Chance to See – A search for animals on the edge of extinction” on Sundays. This week’s episode will focus on the Komodo Dragon.

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Scubazoo’s Simon Enderby was the location manager for the shoot. The series airs on BBC Two, Sundays 8pm.

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