Sunday, December 11, 2011

Shooting Sharks - New iPhone Housing

This fall I joined our Shark Diver crew and a private yacht for a unique late fall Time of the Titans Expedition to Isla Guadalupe. Late November is when the really big 18+ sized female white sharks prowl the waters of Point Norte looking for unlucky seals.

As luck would have it within two hours we were visited by a simply titanic animal and witnessed something amazing. The underwater footage was being shot by an award winning DP, Kenneth Corben, who was at the island three weeks prior shooting a Ford Commercial with us.

He brought along his latest creation a "bullet proof" underwater housing for iPhone that I got to try out and can tell you it's probably the best underwater housing on the market.

Shark tested at the worlds foremost white shark site, get yours today.

For divers joining us at Isla Guadalupe in 2012 there will be several of these amazing underwater housings for you to try on board. It's as easy as place, snap, and shoot.

Let's go shark diving!

All I want for Christmas is...a Fez!

Back in 1933 Laurel and Hardy Rocked the Fez in the classic film Sons of the Desert.

It's of of their best films and a personal favorite of mine, but it has left me asking, "what happened to the Fez?"

As hat wear the Fez is as appealing as the Cubano Porkpie, a fashion that came roaring back into the public's style consciousness after a nearly 40 year hiatus.

Alas the Fez as a style choice seems to have died out with Laurel and Hardy in 1933 and I say it is time to bring the Fez back.

In fact I am willing to stake my entire Christmas wish list on it.

This is the kind of hat wear that commands attention, standing tall above a sea of baseball caps, Porkpies and others, and I want one, nay, I deserve one.

As the CEO of a commercial shark diving company I believe it is my solemn duty being in the public eye to set early trends and "Be The Penguin."

"Be The Penguin" you ask?

Yes. We have all seen the Nat Geo doco's of the massive ice shelf with thousands of penguins milling about looking down into the ocean. None of them want to be the first into the sea, that's today's baseball cap wearing crowd. Suddenly one penguin pushes his (or her) way to the front of the pack and leaps.

Your Fez wearing penguin.

The end result is an avalanche of black and white bodies spilling into the sea, a veritable tidal wave of ornithological joy. As an analogy for life in general I have always believed it is better to "Be the Penguin" and several decades later that basic philosophy has proven wise.

So that's my Christmas wish list, hint, hint and hint to bring back the Fez and to celebrate joy with everyone in the Fezzes aura because unlike ordinary hat wear the Fez casts it's own celebration everywhere it goes. Otherwise Laurel and Hardy would have worn top hats, or cowboy hats, they knew back in 1933 that the Fez was truly something special and unique.

Happy Holidays everyone, here's to a Fezzy 2012!

Patric Douglas