A couple of weeks ago, Kimberly and I spent a week on the *excellent* live-aboard dive boat Cayman Aggressor IV, diving off Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac in the Caribbean (diving is our #1 hobby and passion). The diving was absolutely fabulous, and we’d both strongly recommend the boat and location. The crew and fellow divers were great folks, which made the trip all the more enjoyable – and we got to meet and hang out with the editor of Sport Diver magazine, Eric Michael, cool guy with a pony-tail :-)

Although Kimberly’s an accomplished underwater photographer, this was the first trip where I dove with my own camera gear and I took a bunch of videos. I’ve uploaded the best videos to YouTube and thought I’d share them with you too.

  1. 2m30s video of me swimming 150 feet through a sunken Russian destroyer off Cayman Brac. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6seLk9tO5M
  2. 45s video of us tickling and stroking one of the large friendly groupers (you’ve got to see this to believe it!). See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boxfknLyZ2Q
  3. 52s video of Kimberly with the friendly grouper. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue7GZTjoEoo
  4. 22s video swimming through a school of fish. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeKqMEFAZsk
  5. 23s video of swimming through a school of fish. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT0-PeWz-vM
  6. 1m45s video of the friendly grouper again. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCIKDkjgccI
  7. 47s video of a turtle swimming underwater. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIyzgmznqo
  8. 30s video of a squid swimming at night. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtoMEM9qS4M
  9. 47s video of octopus swimming at night. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0MWUh30oFc
  10. 31s video of juvenile drumfish dancing. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUH21CCvsuQ
  11. 45s video of swimming through a school of fish. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQSMUHTZsyI
  12. 43s video of another swimming turtle. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeQFRluKMyo
  13. 34s video of very large tarpin. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBjHISvG0kk
  14. 22s video swimming through the wreck of the Doc Polson tugboat. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jusl6bLdt08

The camera I’m using for now is just a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5, but it takes great shots and video. We’ve got a pro video camera but the tricked-out housing prices are out of control…

Over the next few weeks we’ll both be uploading a bunch of photos too – but it takes time to mess around with them in Adobe Lightroom, and we took over 4000 shots altogether…

Enjoy the videos!