Those pics are from here than and everywhere. No recent trip (just St Kitts, my yearly sojourn) however, will be diving Maui in May and am looking to get a new camera with an external flash for those dives.
Any suggestions? Know anyone who can make suggestions?
I lov emy Sony Cybershot, but outfitting it for external flash will be $700, I can do a new camer and external flash for that amount, the Sealife DC800 Pro 8.0 Megapixel 4 X Optical Zoom 2.7- Inch LCD Screen Underwater/Land Camera in Removable Housing with Digital Pro Flash.
The tall guy in the photographs is Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, who is working on a number of preservation projects among which is the Dos Amigos/Faire Rosumund Slave Ship Project. The Dos Amigos was captured by the British back in 1838 and turned into a slave ship chaser. Dinizulu wants to replicate the vessel and have the public experience being in the slave hold while the vessel is underway, as well as normal sail training and excursions.
The project will cost around $6 million to accomplish but aside from the Amistad there are not any vessels that promote the reality of blacks aboard sailing ships. The Western Union of Key West was built in the Cayman Islands, taken apart and shipped by another Cayman Turtle Schooner, the A.M. Adams and re-assembled in Key West and it is a Cayman (meaning black) built vessel but nobody says that in Key West. The H.E. Arch Shipyard was owned and operated by the namesake and he was a white Caymanian but the crew, outside his family were black. The Caribbean, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Area are full of these types of hidden stories and Dinizulu is promoting the exposure of that knowledge.
Hi Robert! We represent the boating safety and enforcement divisions in each of the 50 states. Our member from Georgia is Col. Terry West, who is the boating law administrator for the state of Georgia. His office is in the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. If you need contact information, please let me know! I am sure that his office would provide any support that they can.
NOAA does have several scholarship programs and ones that are specifically for under-served under-represented populations. It is easiest to go to the NOAA website to access the information. One that I know of directly is the Nancy Foster Scholarship. One of my interns from Savannah State University was awarded that scholarship and it provided her with enough money to attain her Masters of Science in Fisheries Biology from Clemson. I don't remember the names of the other scholarships, but all them will be on the website.
Thanks for asking!
You are most welcome! I have not checked in a few months though to see if they are still offering trips, so some may not be doing so at this point. I am sure that most any of them will do a trip if you have at least six divers.
Hey There Robert,
The Maritime Heritage Program in our agency works with shipwrecks and there are a few of our sanctuaries that have shipwrecks within their boundaries. Gray's Reef does not have a shipwreck at least of which we are aware. It sounds like you will be working with the state of Florida in Key Biscayne although it is possible that NOAA is involved in that project too. I am just not sure. I sent the flyer to your e-mail address.