Phew…finally back after the holidays. Fantastic weather in Denmark where I live. We have had the summer of decades. Warm, dry – almost too dry and warm for many. we are not used to temperatures above 28-30C for several months. BUT I DON’T COMPLAIN. But I cannot stop thinking about global warming and how we affect the global climate negatively.
However, now the normal weather has returned with milder temperatures around 23C with wind and rain – just like it used to be. Work has returned as well so the daily rhythm is also slowly coming back.
I just wanted to also direct your attention to a new website I launched during the summer. I have now so many underwater images taken over several years that I wish to share more publicly. Please visit henrikleerberg.com I you are interested in the topic of underwater photography. All images are published under the Creative Commons license so feel free to use. And do come back to check frequently as I will continue to post new images as they arrive through my lens.
Take care out there!
I will soon be visiting The Bahamas – a place where I’ve never been before but always has been on my bucket list.
I am so privileged to have family living there so accommodation comes easy 🙂
The Bahamas is a large collection of islands, some populated ad some not. I am especially looking forward to shark diving which is one of the few places where that is possible to experience. Besides that lots of “normal” diving and sunshine are on the agenda so I hope to be able to post some images from below the surface I the clear blue and warm water which does to exist where I normally live.
See you in Caribbean.
Last summer I had my old but steady Gopro flooded in the Mediterranean. It had documented many good experiences – above and below the water line.
I have now retired the old kit and switched to a newcomer in the underwater video market. Paralenz has introduced a new concept of automatic white balance adjustment based on depth which should release you from bringing various filters with you or do significant post-edits.
I hope to be able to share a video or two once I get the new unit tested thoroughly.
I have been scuba diving for years and it is one of my favorite activities all year round and a fantastic way to experience something undiscovered. Plus a mind blowing way to excluded the busy daily life for an hour or two.
Some time ago, I decided to go with a dual tank setup. Despite the heavy lifting, the main reason is basically longer dives times, better balance and more safe and redundant setup. As I am also a passionate under water photographer, I hope to get more time to find the right camera angels and exposure without being too concerned about air consumption.
My new double setup is configured according to the DIR (Do-it-right) instructions thus giving better self reliant diving setup if a malfunction should occur.
The setup is rigged by 2x12L tanks, Ursuit donut BCD, Ursuit harness and 2x ScubaPro MK25 and G260 second stages.
Yesterday I was with group of fellow divers set for a few dives on the wreck of “Ærøsund” ferry. It is an old retired train and car ferry sunk a couple of years ago for the purpose a dive attraction and research lab.
Very interesting dive with lots of sea life and penetration possibilities. A very popular place and can be crowded at times and any wrong movement or loss of bouancy control will make this a dark place. So please don’t stir up the silt!
Happy New Year everyone 🎉
Times flies and suddenly we were at the end of 2016…crazy busy but also a very fulfilling and relaxing year for me. Traveling, enjoying and diving in many spectacular places in 2016 including Bonaire, Toscany, Prague to mention a few…all good memories of the big 5-0 year for me.
I wish you a happy and prosperous 2017 with lots of love and rewards to follow.
The black coral is almost extinct in Bonaire. Previously the area where it grows was called the forest but now it is merely a few corals left. Another sign of the changing nature and how environment is affecting our common planet.
Last week I had two spectacular dives into the Caves of Grotta Giusti Natural Spa.
The caves run along a fault line in the mountains that reaches 900 meters deep and extends 10 km along the mountains.
It was a fantastic experience and can only recommend this to other fellow scuba divers. It is narrow, dark, special equipment but with 200 meters of visibility and no current and lovely warm (However, don’t do this as your first after certification)
If in Tuscany, Italy go a visit and jump into the 34 deg C warm water and see for yourself.
Until then, you can check out this video.
I don’t know why I like this picture (from a dive yesterday) but probably because I love sea food and enjoy watching their habitat.
I met this beautiful (female I guess?) Jellyfish the other day while diving at Søbadet (near Middelfart/Denmark). There are quite a few jellyfish around at this time of year but they pose so well and just look amazing. The underwater world needs to be explored more!