British Columbia, Canada and it's GREEN WATERS are an amazing place to scuba dive. 5 days diving at 'Saltery Bay' and 'Mermaid Cove' (Powell River) filmed with a SONY HDZ1U and AMPHIBICO FXZ1. See yourself what the BC's North has to offer. The shots above the water were taken with a GoPro Hero2 (Timelapse) and a Canon PowerShot Elph 100HS.
While spending a few months on Maui I had many opportunities to observe the interaction of humpback whales migrating from Alaska and British Columbia to Maui this year.
This rare footage is filmed topside with a SONY Z1U in HD 1080 and underwater with a GoPro Hero2 HD 1080. The sound is mostly redone with downloaded sounds of humpback whale songs, splashing and spewing sounds from sounddogs.com to dramatize the sounds involved in these often violent mating habits. (couldn't stand all the ("Oh my God....oh my god...sounds from observers anymore) It's obviously not 'romantic' mating when you deal with being 10+ tons heavy, I figure.
The scenes involved mature humpback whale male adults competing with each other over a female whale ready to mate. We saw some head butting, near-drowning of smaller whales, blood spewing from butted minor-adults. Unfortunately it's not possible to follow that event underwater without becoming dramatically involved in that super-sized heavy-duty interaction and not having a permit from NOAA to film underwater.
The Sunshine Coast, North of Vancouver offers endless diving opportunities from shore and boat. Oversize Sea Mammals like California Sea Lion and Steller Sea lion, as well as Rock Fish, Wolf Eel, Cod and Anemones, Sea stars and the incredible Giant Pacific Octopus enrich these waters year around.