Here are some great videos of Giant Pacific Octopi. The first short video is of our friend from the HMCS Chaudiere from the 11th of Nov. Let us know what you think of the videos.
[singlepic=181,320,240,watermark,right]Today was shaping up to be a wet cold trip up to the HMCS CHAUDIERE. Don’t get me wrong, not that I do not enjoy diving the Chanudiere, but some days it can get a little on the boring time, especially when we dive it so often.
Well, today could certainly not be described as boring…ok, I think it would be one of the best dives I have ever had here in Sechelt. So here is what the dive plan was, Doug from PADI HQ had a couple of friends up diving, and wanted me to lead a penetration….me well I was looking for Nudibranchs to take some pictures of on the Chaudiere, so I figured it was a good plan and would cover off each groups wants. So, Jeremy was [singlepic=186,320,240,watermark,left]going to take the stage bottle down for me, and secure it at the 70 foot mark on the round down on the boat. He headed down be for us, and I was the next to descend. As I came down the line, I could clearly see Jeremy on the Chaud, tying the rope for the stage bottle…and I could see this big lump about 3 – 5 feet to his left. As I approached I quickly was able to see that it was no lump…but a Giant Pacific Octopus. WOW!!! Out camera…and lets get some hot shots!!
This Pacific Ocotopus stayed and plaed with us for upwards of 20 minutes….floating up like he was going split…to settle back down on the boat…there was two or three color changes…overall it was simply amazing!! To see more of these photos, just check out the images on the left hand menu bar.
[singlepic=167,220,140,watermark,left]UWE has had the opportunity to update the Fishes section of the Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest. We have added the Lingcod, Plainfin Midshipman, and the Roughback Sculpin to the site. If you are interested be sure to stop by and take a look.
[singlepic=165,320,240,watermark,left]Uw Explorers is excited to announce that we have added a new Photo Gallery to the site. The photos are the work of Jeremy Chesworth who has been training and diving with us, as well as Suncoast Diving. Jeremy has just started taking photos, and is doing an amazing job of it. He is working with a Nikonos V with 35mm, 28mm and 15mm lens.
Though film cameras are not in as big a demand as they once were, the quality of the images are simply amazing. Be sure to stop by and check out some of his work.