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Out there #3: La Secchetella

19 July 2016 - 04:40 AM

My latest underwater effort and the last job for my beloved Lumix GH2 :)

 

Out there, a few hundred meters away from the mooring buoys, nearby walls, reefs and wrecks there is a unknown world waiting to be (re) discovered.

The "Secchetella" or "Secchitiello" is a shoal located in the so called "Mouths of Capri", the channel between Capri Island and the mainland ( goo.gl/maps/QCha5zKrpa82). The shoal has a circular shape ranging from 50 meters to over 70 meters on the west side. Huge sponges and lush coralligenous habitats show the presence of strong currents rich of plancton. Despite the shoal is well known, the distance and depth have kept this place somehow protected. Today's tools as trimix, scooters and rebreathers allow us to appreciate the high biodiversity of this site.

 

We hope this short documentary will help understand the importance of protecting deep underwater heritages like these.

 


Missing Avatars

20 June 2016 - 06:36 AM

Hi,

 

Since few days when I post a new message I see I miss my avatar and I need to refresh the page to see it loaded.

I see also that newbie users have their avatars permanently missing.

 

Am I the only one that noticed this?


Panasonic Lumix 8mm Fisheye

14 April 2016 - 02:13 PM

Mint conditions boxed - 500€

 

It's in Italy - Ship to anywhere

 

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Panasonic 7-14mm + Nauticam dome port

14 April 2016 - 02:03 PM

  • Panasonic 7-14mm mint condition boxed - 600€
     
  • Nauticam 6" port good condition - 300€
     
  • Nauticam zoom gear - 100€

Everything is in Italy. Ship to anywhere

 

I will post soon lens photos

 

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Out There #2: The Crack

20 October 2015 - 12:44 AM

A deep dive in a strange deep place to test a prototipe of a couple of 12K lumen video lights.

Video nothing special, just a proof of concept for an upcoming project.

 

 

Out there, a few hundreds of meters apart from mooring buoys, nearby walls, reefs and wrecks there is a unknown world waiting to be (re) discovered. (https://goo.gl/P4yc1E)

 

Is the case of this huge underwater crack in Giannutri island, discovered by chance during a scooter ride on the lunar-like seabed. Simone Nicolini has told me so much about this place that we jokingly nickname it "Nicolini's Abyss". Later I discovered that "The Crack" was well known to other seasoned tech divers but nobody was able to give me a convincing description: depth, lack of reference points, low visibility played an important role giving this place an aura of mystery.
Hence the idea with Simone to film and document The Crack. Unfortunately we dove it just once in a low viz.

 

After seeing the clips my son is absolutely convinced that The Crack is no less than Godzilla's lair but geologists have a different opinion...

 

The Crack is located in this position: https://goo.gl/maps/ij2vbcjFfLv

 

Typically, moving out to sea, the island seabed slopes away up to 30/35 meters when a cliff side drops vertically to 50/60 meters. The seabed slopes away again to 70/90 meters where rock masses form small cliffs. Further on it gently slopes off to 100 meters and beyond.
The Crack has a rippling profile which follow the shape of a rock mass at about 95 meters and beyond. Its orientation is north-south, approximately parallel to the island west coast. In some points the crevice is just few centimeters wide while in a couple of points it is over one meter wide allowing a diver to carefully explore it inside. It looks like a tight cave follows the crack profile on the bottom.

P.S.
We didn't find any dragon-tooth but my son didn't change his opinion :)