SDAA/MIDE ’09 Photo Competition

Big Congrats from all the Scubazoo Team to our very own Christian Loader who’s portfolio placed second in the SDAA/MIDE ’09 Photo Competition. Christian is just about to board a plane to the Maldives to start up our new island operation at Kandooma resort in South Male.¬†Good luck C and keep up the good work :)

Roger & Chris Film Umberto Pelizzari With Manta Rays

The second in a series of three webisodes featuring freediving legend Umberto Pelizarri is now live on the Underwater Channel. This time underwater cameramen Roger Munns & Chris Tan from Scubazoo filmed Umberto freediving with a school of huge Manta Rays at a cleaning station, enjoy ….

Freediver Umberto Pelizzari

Scubazoo underwater cameramen Roger Munns and Chris Tan had the privilege of filming legendary freediver Umberto Pelizzari in the beautiful Maldives early this year. The webisodes are being shown on the underwaterchannel this month.¬†Watch Umberto’s first encounter, with the giant whaleshark.

Monster Fish

Scubazoo’s Roger Munns was cameraman on National Geographic’s new show ‘Monster Fish’ which airs on July 11th in the United States.

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The show features National Geographic ‘Megafish project’ director and series presenter Dr Zeb Hogan as he travels in search of the world’s biggest freshwater fish.

Play the clip below to see Zeb talking on NBC’s Today show about the monstrous freshwater stingray he encountered during filming in Thailand.

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End of the Line Screenings

Feature documentary ‘The End of The Line’ opens in The Vue Cinema, Fulham Broadway on World Ocean Day, June 8th. Director Rupert Murray will be present for a Q&A session following the film.

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Click here to find alternative screenings and buy tickets. Scubazoo filmed and provided underwater stock footage for this hard hitting, not-for-profit film, focussed on the overfishing of our oceans.

Stephen Fry on twitter: Staggered by brilliance of The End of the Line. PLEASE go & see it when it opens 50 screens nxt wk. Rarely felt so strongly about anything.

Visit EndOfTheLine.com for more information. You can also watch the trailer below.

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The Manta Queen

Roger Munns recently returned from Tofo, Mozambique where he and a crew from Bigwave TV shot ‘Andrea: Queen of Mantas’. Focussing on the work of Marine Biologist Dr Andrea Marshall this show is part of the BBC’s ‘The Natural World’ series and will be broadcast in Autumn 2009.

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To take a look at the work Dr Marshall and Simon Pierce are doing in Tofo check out www.giantfish.org. To read Roger’s full trip report click here.

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Scubazoo’s Facebook Page

Scubazoo have recently launched our very own facebook page. It’s an easy way to stay in touch with what we are up to, and we’re constantly adding photos and videos to keep it fresh. Please take a look and become a fan so we can keep you updated and entertained.

Splash Into February

‘Splash’ the underwaterchannel.tv’s monthly magazine programme is out now….. This month Simon revisits Selingan island, off Sabah’s East coast, to take a look at nesting green turtles, while Roger is in Tonga to film humpback whales in the blue waters of Vava’u.

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To see them in action click here for Simon and here for Roger.

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Tonga Tango

The latest edition of Asian Diver magazine has just come off the press featuring underwater cameraman Roger Munns showing off his underwater dancing skills with a 4 tonne partner! ‘Tonga Tango’ documents the trials and tribulations of Roger, Jason Isley and the rest of the BBC ‘LIFE’ team as they attempted to film a humpback whale heat run.

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Text and photography by Jason Isley. Download the PDF version here.

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Fifty places to dive before you die by Chris Santella

Chris Santella called up Scubazoo and asked us where we’d like to dive if our ‘time’ was about to be up. Simon C, Jason, Simon E, Roger and Matt were all interviewed by Chris on the subject of their favourite dive destination and Scubazoo provided underwater images to complement each write-up.

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With contributions from diving experts such as Mike Ball, Stan Waterman and Stephen Frink plus a useful “if you go” section for each destination, this book is your essential guide to where to go and make bubbles. For a quick look at ‘Fifty places’ take a look here. There is a comprehensive review of this book by Eric Hanauer on Wetpixel.com.

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