Diving the Maldives; Croatia's Murter Island; Wreck diving in Chuuk and Guam; Cave diving under Budapest; The new sport of hockey under ice; Mako magic; Making the shot in a Mayan cenote; Getting in shape for spring; Learning cave diving with Pascal Bernabé; Housings for mirrorless cameras; Brilliant fish on silk by Daniel Jean-Baptiste of St. Lucia; Plus news and discoveries, equipment and training news, books and media, underwater photo and video equipment, turtle news, shark tales, whale tales and much more...
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Born on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, self-taught artist Daniel Jean-Baptiste captures on sumptuous silk the brilliant, vivid colors of the vibrant marine life that thrives in the sea around his native homeland.
"My work reflects that time in my life when I was so excited to discover new fish, scary crabs and to swim in what looked like liquid diamonds."
— Daniel Jean-Baptiste
X-RAY MAG: Tell us about yourself and how you came to create your marine themes on silk.
Two buddies are holding the line. The second is holding the arm of the one leading the way, communicating with him by means of touch. With visibility nil, the first buddy protects his head and face with his hand in case of contact with a wall or rock.
Near the diving center, a guideline was stretched and positioned between some trees. Following a classroom explanation of methods and emergency procedures, the techniques are performed on a land drill prior to their underwater implementation.
For quite a time, I had been wanting to go back to Croatia to see first hand what this young nation with ancient roots had to offer, both below and above the surface.
The Romans called the Mediterranean Sea, Mare Nostrum—our sea—which signals some degree of proximity and relative ease of access, at least if you live in Europe.