Monday, February 11, 2008

Karl Stanley Goes Big Time


Karl Stanley, owner of the private deepwater submarine in Honduras sent us a link to a new reality movie he's just completed. We have a feeling it's going to be a very popular movie. Before you watch this let us explain Karl to you.

He can be summed up in three words:

1. Genius
2. Real
3. Adventurer

In the end this is what life is all about. One man, one submarine, and a whole undersea world that no one has ever seen before. Think of him as the Columbus of his time...with a crazy sense of humor:


Forbes Traveler Deep Submarines

Forbes Magazine featured Shark Diver this week and our deep dive submarine in Honduras.

"In 2005 CEO and adventurer Patric Douglas discovered this remarkable operation and spent 6 hours on a sea cliff wall at 1700' staring into the deep green eyes of a 18 foot Six Gill. "It was a pinnacle moment for me, surrounded by an eerily quiet moonscape and deep water creatures that I had never seen before outside of a marine lab.I thought at that moment that it does not get much better than this".

There's a whole new world to discover down there-here's what Forbes has to say about it (click on the slide show). Once you have seen all there is to see from 20-150 feet on scuba, take a ride on the wild side to 2000'. Thanks to Ethan Gordon for the stunning sub images.

Jaws Star Dead at 75

Who didn't like Roy Scheider, the geeky tough guy town sheriff from Jaws?

In a movie that had more eco-blow back for sharks than any single movie on the planet, his was a legacy that no one could have imagined.

From the LA Times:
He probably will be best remembered for his role as Martin Brody, the water-shy police chief in "Jaws" (1975) who uttered the immortal line: "You're gonna need a bigger boat," after seeing the size of the shark. He once lamented that the role "will be on my tombstone.

To his tribute, and as a reminder of how far we have come in the understanding of Great Whites here is that fateful scene from 1975 that sent us and 25 million others out of their pools, lakes, ponds and oceans for an entire summer: