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is a Web site dedicated to showcasing underwater film prepared specifically for the internet. They are particularly interested in emphasizing the artistic aspects of underwater filmmaking.
It is their intent to present underwater short films from filmmakers around the world. Divefilm encourages and promotes a creative approach to underwater filmmaking, and tries to take into consideration the unique aspects of the venue and technology involved. more...
Dive Global also keeps an eye on the NOGI awards, AKA the Underwater Oscars. These awards are presented annually by the Academy of Underwater
Arts and Sciences
, to outstanding individuals more at home in wetsuits than in tuxedos. More specifically, for excellence in the underwater
community. To find out more contact the Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences yourself by emailing the President Ralph White
Shot of the Month
Find out how you can submit your Shot of the Month...
Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp - Fiji
Russian Destroyer - Cayman Brac
Films you have to see...
Dive Global keeps an eye on favorite features...
The Big Blue
The first world record in free-diving was set in 1969 by Robert Croft. The first free-diver to break this record remains a legend: Jacques Mayol, immortalised in the film The Big Blue
Deep Blue Sea
The Living Sea
|By capturing images on film, divers are able to share the excitement of the underwater world with non-divers, family and friends. We are able to remember the excitement and beauty of a particular dive, long after it is over, through the photos we have taken.
The Inspiration of Underwater Photo & Film
Chances are, someone famous first inspired you to dive, by which I don't necessarily mean your instructor or whoever stuck a regulator in your mouth and let you breathe underwater for the first time. No, I am talking about that someone whose example made you say "Diving is cool. Exciting. I'd like to be a diver." And then you were. For many of us, these heroes and role models appeared in books, cinema or television. Maybe you watched Peter Gimbel explore the Andrea Doria and said, "Wow - I belong in shipwrecks." Perhaps it was Jacqueline Bisset in the The Deep. Or David Doubilet's pictures in National Geographic. These heroes showed us how exciting diving is and that it is something you can do - not something someone else does while you watch.
Here is where we talk about underwater Photography & Film. We will show our best work throughout the site, and yours! Sooner or later, most of us will grab an underwater camera and try for ourselves. There is so the new and exiting digital photography and digital video/film to explore. This site hopes to invite all of you back over and over again to see what's new in the underwater gallery (which begins in the Shot of the Month section). We'll discuss the people that have made a name for themselves in the marine environment like Hans Hass, Sylvia Earle and Michele Hall. We will keep you updated on the latest films you shouldn't miss, new cameras and strobes that
catch our attention, beautiful underwater books and loads of links to other information.
We'll talk about underwater film history, methods, show off our Shot of the Month, contributed by Dive Global members and if you like, you can find out how your work too can be featured.
Pioneer underwater filmmaker and photographer Hans Hass is known the world over for his distinguished career and for his contributions to science. Hass received two 1998 NOGI awards from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, becoming the first double-award winner in the Academy's 38-year history. His award for distinguished service honored him for his early explorations of the seas. Hass, a free diver since 1937, began taking underwater photographs in the mid-1930s. He was the first scuba diver to film under the Caribbean and Red seas. His work is seen in more than 20 films and a dozen books. "Stalking Under the Sea" his first film, was shot in 1939, and his first books, "Hunting Underwater with Harpoon and Camera," was published that same year. He founded the International Institute for Submarine Research in Liechtenstein. In 1950, Hass developed the first quality underwater flash. Read more on Hass...
Aren't we all waiting for that yellow magazine to land in our mailbox every month? For years, National Geographic has showed us the underwater world through the eyes of world renowned photographers and scientists. Read about Subterranean Aquanauts in Florida's caves here...
Underwater Equipment & Books
Please visit our Photography or Videography sections for
equipment information, tipson how to get started and books to learn from.
There is always IMAX....
If you are stuck at work waiting to go on your next trip, there is always the terrific IMAX movies to wet your appetite: Islands of the Sharks, Into the Deep and Galapagos.
Keep an eye on upcoming films at IMAX. They are absolutely worth seeing. Check out the IMAX
Web site for details. There is always a theater near you as IMAX is well presented in every capital city the world over.
Dive Global's favorite is Islands of the Sharks. A wonderful film on the Underwater World at Cocos Island. The natural wonders of exotic Cocos Island are captured in
this thrilling underwater adventure that immerses audiences in the waters of the Pacific to swim with sharks, manta rays, marlin and giant sea turtles. Island of the Sharks provides an intimate look at the extraordinary abundance of sea life that swims in the island's waters.
Also not to be missed is Into the Deep (in 3D). Enjoy a journey to an enchanting underwater world of swaying kelp forests and glowing corals. Experience swimming nose to nose with colorful Garibaldi, starfish, and sharks; play tag with sea lions; observe the frenzied mating of the opalescent squid and other rarely-seen behavior of the creatures of the eternal undersea night. Filmed off the coast of Southern California.
Galapagos is a 45-minute voyage of discovery and wonderment that captures images of bizarre forms of aquatic life never before seen by the human eye. Galapagos retraces the groundbreaking footsteps of Charles Darwin with a young scientist by the name of Dr. Carol Baldwin as she explores the biological diversity and unique geologic history of the Galapagos archipelago. The movie was filmed off the coast of Ecuador and features some of the best underwater 3D footage in motion picture history. Donít miss the voyage to Galapagos, a strange world where youíll uncover mysteries of the deep, explore caverns buried beneath the sea and revel in the extraordinary diversity of wildlife.