Video of the Week: An Encounter Like No Other

Nature Up Close. An Encounter Like No Other

Witnessing a moray eel hunting is a treat on any night dive. But how about in broad daylight, when the prey is a fellow eel? Incredible!

More About the Moray Eel

Moray eels may look very snake-like but they are in fact fish. Keeping their mouths open allows constant circulation over their gills allowing them to breath like other fish but sometimes gives them a menacing look.

There are around 200 species that range in size from four inches to up to six and a half feet in length with some weighing in around 30 lbs. and an average lifespan of 10 to 30 years.

They have large eyes but do not see very well relying on their good sense of smell to help locate prey for their carnivorous diet. A slimy mucus covering their body allows them to quickly slither around without getting scratched up.

Moray eels have two sets of teeth with one located in the jaw and one in the throat. This helps them hold on to slippery prey and break up the food for digesting.

Ever wish you knew a professional video editor?

We want to help you make the most out of all that underwater video you have on your camera card or computer.

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So what do you do with all that underwater video you shot?  A local expert has some answers.

With the GoPro camera and countless underwater housings now available, more of us than ever are shooting our own dive videos. So, how do you get the most out of your camera equipment and how do you turn it into a great edited video to show your family and friends?

JimBerryLocal professional videographer/editor and long-time Rec Diver Jim Berry is here to help us.  Jim is at Rec Diving each Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm to answer your questions – FOR FREE – until the end of October. 

You can stop by and talk to Jim face to face. Bring your questions and your equipment, if you like!  Get some professional advice on everything from how to “shoot to edit” during the dive to how to back up your video and edit it down into an awesome movie you’ll love to share. 

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We are so excited to offer this opportunity because we know there are a lot of divers out there with great video just sitting on a camera card or computer because you’re not sure where to start or how to use some of the editing software available. 

Let’s face it, part of our diving fun is bringing back our experiences and images to share, right?  Stop in and learn how to make the most out of all that amazing footage you have.  We look forward to seeing you, starting this Wednesday!

We Want to Thank You!

We’re fabulous 40! 

And on Saturday, October 17th

we want to celebrate with you!

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Our Top Pick for Your First Livaboard Experience

We help divers plan dive trips all the time, often making recommendations based on our awesome experiences. We know if you really want to maximize your dive time, then liveaboard dive boats offer some of the best dive vacations you’ll ever enjoy.

Our pick for your first liveaboard is the Belize Aggressor III.  Why?  For ease of diving and diverse marine life, we don’t think it can be beat.  Unpack your gear one time and for the rest of the week your floating home takes you to the best dive sites with no crowds on the reef.  What’s not to love?

Take a giant stride off the back of the boat and you’ll be diving incredible walls and reefs covered with amazing coral formations, giant sponges and teeming with colorful fish and critters. The famous explorer Jacques Cousteau brought his ship, the Calypso here to dive the world’s largest Blue Hole. How cool to follow in his footsteps!

When you’re not diving, you can relax on this roomy 110’ yacht with a shade and sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, wet bar and grill, a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer.

You will never feel like you are on a crowded dive boat. The crew of six are there to cater to only 18 guests in nine deluxe staterooms (each with their own marine head and shower).

You never have to worry about picking out a restaurant or making reservations as all your meals and snacks are included, along with beer and wine and soft drinks. Dress is super casual.  You can even live in your bathing suit and go barefoot all week if you want!

We are excited to have the Belize Aggressor III on our list of upcoming Group Trips for 2016. Rec Diving instructor Barb Diefenbaker is leading this trip from February 6-13, 2016.  Let us know if you’d like to join us on this trip or if these dates don’t work for you, we can book a trip on your schedule.

We know it’s always fun to check out the topside fun before or after your dive liveaboard trip.  We’ve enjoyed everything from jungle spa stays to tree top canopy tours to cave tubing on our past trips to Belize.  We can help you make the most of a few days on land as well.

Let our experience work for you, contact us to plan your dream dive vacation.  We think you’ll really love it!  Check out our already planned escorted group trips here.  https://www.recdiving.com/adventure-travel/belize-2/

 

Snorkeling with Humpback Whales in the Silver Bank

WOW. Just when you think you’ve seen everything there is under the sea…

Thaw out with this two for one special!

Tired of the cold? There is no better place to thaw out from the frigid temperatures than the Caribbean. Better yet? We’ve got “two for the price of one” at one of absolute favorite dive resorts.

Ever wished you could shoot underwater video? GoPro makes it so easy.

Check out this video shot by one of Rec Diving’s favorite divers, David Weinberg. He shot this entire video with his GoPro Hero 3+ with FIX Neo 2500 video light and tray, and a red filter He also added a LCD Monitor Back so he could see what he was shooting (the new GoPro Hero […]

Who’s Turning Forty & How Can You Join the Celebration?

If you guessed Rec Diving you’re right and we want to celebrate with you. After all, if it weren’t for you we wouldn’t still be here.

You can join in on some of the exciting things we have planned in celebration of forty amazing years like this trip to the Cayman Islands with Rec Diving’s founders Mike and Linda Kohut. Imagine the stories they can tell.