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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Amazing Manta Videos from our Dive Easter Sunday
Dennis kept getting hit by the 21 manta rays that came to feed Easter Sunday, it was amazing which is why we took so many different video shots. There are a few cameos of me ducking a few times to get out of the way of the sublime creatures who are docile and gorgeous. The way they feed is like a ballet. They will do barrel rolls back into the lights that illuminate and attract the zillions of plankton these filter feeders eat. There is even a shot where Dennis films a manta come from behind him and you can see through the gills the actual filter membrane. It is awesome. I hope you all enjoy our dark water dive to see these amazing animals. The largest that was there has about a sixteen foot wingspan and her name is Big Bertha. Each manta has a distinct spot pattern on its belly, that, like a fingerprint distinguishes one from another. We were lucky to have aboard Big Island Divers Martina, who films and studies these mantas and can identify each by name. I hope to list the names when we get our video that she filmed while we were diving.
I describe myself as an innovative private piano teacher located in northern CA. I've been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced students for nearly ten years. I love to employ the use of multimedia to inspire and encourage students' success. In my spare time... I'm a certified rescue scuba diver, photographer, artist, writer, mother of two, a wanna-be Martha Stewart kind of know-it-all. I love to travel. I find joy and love in family & friends! My favorite place to be is at home and diving in the ocean!