Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last 12 years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest.
Jan 13, 09 Comments Off on Helicopter Diving in Curacao
Hey gang, this is where I was at today, watching friends jump from a perfectly good helicopter? Why you ask? Well after one does so many dives on land and by boat you start looking and wanting new ways to enter the water, so here you go! The ocean was so rough today, I was thankful I was on dry land because even with all the diving I do those waves would have made me sick! Many of you know our friend Eveline, she was one of the crazies involved in this today so I was kind of there just for her. But as luck would have it the wind was blowing so hard and the waves were so big that they ended up being out of range of a good clear shot, I had to zoom this one a lot! The helicopter landed and two divers at a time held onto the side and off they went flying out to the drop zone, the fall was around 15 to 20 feet. Once out in the rough ocean these two divers (seen here) had to wait for six more to arrive, so the first ones in had to hold onto a line for around 10 minutes, after they all had been dropped they all went under and off they went on a nice dive. So like I always say, never a dull moment in our lives!
Sorry about the e-mail problems everyone is having, will get on that tomorrow, I have the fossils account open again now so it should all be good, the barry@coralreefphotos is giving us all problems?? It’s off to bed, my little bike ride tonight wiped me out! See ya, Barry