June 23, 2008
The talented Jorge know as "DOS OCEANOS" , takes us very close to the magnificent SAN ANDRES - COLOMBIA, South America waters, into a journey where we can imagine that we are right there diving in the tropical sea, right beside to our buddie, as he takes us on an called "Adventure in SAN ANDRES" .
The Caribbean coast and islands isn’t just about white sand beaches and scuba diving. You can delve the depths of colonial and Independence history, in such cities as Cartagena and Santa Marta, tracing the steps of Spanish explorers and Simón Bolívar. Many astounding national parks and reserves, like Tayrona, Los Flamencos, Ciénaga and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, provide opportunities to witness sea turtles breeding and spectacular bird watching. Let your footfalls echo through the ancestral ruins of Ciudad Perdida and El Pueblito.
Aracataca, Gabriel García Márquez’ hometown, is the ultimate Macondo.
But along this coast, every village is a Macondo, with strange festivals to celebrate with the locals, from the caiman in Ciénaga to the donkey pageant in Sincelejo. Of course, don’t forget to join the big parties here, drinking whiskey with Valledupar at the Vallenato music festival and dancing traditional cumbia in Barranquilla’s Carnaval.
The visual arts are not neglected, with world-class art museums in the major cities and Cartagena’s film festival.
San Andrés is the most exotic of the Colombian Caribbean jewels, with an English-based culture and the best of (yes) beaches and scuba diving.
Jorge is a diver truly commited with preservation and conservancy for the Oceans and ecosystems.
I´M A DIVER NETWORK is very proud to have an excellent fighter and also a teacher of what Colombian citizens and friends can do to help.
That´s why "DOS OCEANOS" is the winner of this month, and our congratulations for his job, WELL DONE we all say.
I´M A DIVER
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SHARKWATER THE FILM
For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives. Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks, into a fight for his life, and that of humankind.