Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Below Me Delivery to Kadavu

A very wet passage to deliver Below Me to Matava...

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Heaven on earth - can't wait to go back - Review of Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji - TripAdvisor

My husband and I just spend 7 nights at Matava, and we are already planning our next trip there. We loved the place, and especially the staff sooooo much we have totally fallen in love with Matava.

The staff were wonderful, couldn't do enough for you day and night, always quick with a smile and a joke. The food was fantastic as was the diving.

Matava would not be for everyone, but if you don't mind rustic charm (no air con or fan, and limited electricity - tropical breeze, gas lanterns and mozzie nets instead) and want a true romantic adventure far, far from the maddening crowds then I would highly recommend this place to you.

Heaven on earth - can't wait to go back - Review of Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji - TripAdvisor

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Matava's new dive boat BELOW ME

We're almost done...

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Manta Ray of Hope

Manta Ray of Hope - Teaser 1080p from Blue Sphere Media on Vimeo.

Manta Ray of Hope

Friday, 10 June 2011

The Adventures of Shark Girl: Fiji Sets a Standard for Shark Free Marinas

For a small island nation, Fiji has set a standard for their involvement in the Shark Free Marina Initiative. With 25 marinas signed on, they are still going strong. The Fijian culture respects sharks and the people realize the tourism and environmental value of a live shark. Island nations are limited in their economic ventures, so they protect that which is valuable.

At the forefront of the Fijian campaign are Stuart Gow of Matava Eco Resort and Mike Neumann and his team at Beqa Adventure Divers. We interviewed Stuart for a PSA video and he said his involvement was a “ no brainer.” The resort is home to a popular sport fishing charter that also encourage catch and release if catching at all. He said is what a natural progression of the message the resort is already operating by. Stuart was also able to get PADI Project Aware involved in order to cover the cost of purchasing signs for all the marinas.

Mike Neumann and his team at BAD offer the ULTIMATE shark dive and care deeply about the animals they work with everyday. His feeders and dive team have a special connection with the sharks, like nothing I have seen before. Mike did not speak to us on camera, but the actions of his whole crew spoke volumes. Every one of them is truly an ambassador for sharks and for the ocean.

Our PSA will be coming soon, as a busy schedule has kept us away from editing. We were able to bring a new sign for the marina, made possible by the Humane Society of the United Stated. Andrew Cumming, dive operation manager, proudly hung the sign.

Thank you to Mike Neumann and the BAD crew, Stuart Gow and the people of Fiji.

Check out Shark Free for more information and to find out how you can get involved.

Fiji Sets a Standard for Shark Free Marinas