SDM VIDEO BLOGS, On the Road with SDM's Eli Martinez
- Welcome to my blog. I spend a lot of time out in the world chasing sharks (and other big sea creatures). This blog is my way of helping to dispell the myth that sharks are mindless monsters and my life's work is to share the other side of these animals. The ocean is an amazing place and it's truly a blessing, getting to spend as much time as I do out there. So here you guys go, these are my rants, where I will talk about everything from, traveling, diving and my complete nonsense on and under the ocean. Thank you guys for visiting and I hope you enjoy...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eli Martinez
Livin' the Crazy Life!
FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Video Blog # 60 - Shark Diving- How to start... A question I was asked...I want to try shark diving, but how do you get rid of the fear if you are nervous about diving with sharks? I try my best to answer this question and give a little bit of advice on where to start, and what kind of shark I recommend for your first shark dive...
FEBRUARY 21, 2012 Video Blog # 59 - The ultimate sailfish moment - and I blew it!... Every veteran photographer and videographer has experienced this at least once in their career. The perfect moment, your camera is in hand and you frame it and click, nothing happens, or you are facing the wrong way, and the moment passes you by and you missed the shot of a lifetime, well this was mine... I am sure there will be more.
FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Video Blog # 58 - Tonic Immobility - DO Sharks Love us!... I opened up my video blog sessions to questions and answers and am kicking off the first one with a couple of questions from our SDM readers who asked about tonic immobility and if sharks recognize the shark feeders who work intimately with sharks? Here is what I have to say about that...
FEBRUARY 14, 2012 Video Blog # 57 - Unprovoked Shark Attacks - No Such Thing!... I do not believe there is such a thing as an unprovoked shark attack, I believe we are the reason sharks come in to investigate us, and we are responsible for the end result when an accident happens...here are my thoughts why?
FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Video Blog # 56 - Whale Shark Trip Winner Announced... We are very proud to announce the winner of our whale shark trip giveaway. We have invited one lucky winner to join us this summer to Isla Mujeres Mexico for the annual whale shark migration. Congrates to our winner this trip will change your life... FEBRUARY 07, 2012 Video Blog # 55 - Whale Shark Giveaway - One last Blog... The contest is officially over...(from our Feb. 7th blog) only a couple of days left to enter to win the trip to Isla Mujeres this July for the whale shark season. On friday we will choose only one lucky winner who will join us for our July 1-6, 2012 whale shark expedition to Isla Mujeres, Mexico for the annual whale shark migration. The contest ends Thursday Feb. 9, 2012 and we announce the winner on February 10...to visit our website...GOOD LUCK!
FEBRUARY 03, 2012 Video Blog # 54 - Sailfish Trip report - Final days I decided to collage the final few days of our adventure together into one big blog. I was having trouble figuring out how to tell the remainder of this story, which is why it took a few more days than promised, for that I appologize. But I finally figured out the best way to share the highlights of this adveture with you and I have cut it all together in episode 54 of our blogs, I hope you enjoy!
JANUARY 24, 2012 Video Blog # 53 - Sailfish Trip report - Day 2 This blog is from day two of the adventure. Today we paid our dues. The ocean did not just give up her gifts, we had to earn them, and earn them we did. It was an amazing day with a great sailfish baitball in blue water...hope you enjoy! JANUARY 22, 2012 Video Blog # 52 - Sailfish Trip report - Day 1 We are here in Cancun Mexico seeking out sailfish chasing sardine baitballs. Today was day one of the adventure and so I cut a quick blog of our days events. Going to try and post a short video from the trip every night if possible... JANUARY 20, 2012 Video Blog # 51 - Sailfish Road Trip We are heading out to Cancun Mexico to seek out the sailfish hunting baitballs. Every year thousands of sailfish migrate to the waters that surround Isla Mujeres, Mexico to feed on the millions of sardines that fill these waters. We are seeking out opportunities to dive with them and film this amazing natural event...Todays blog is a highlight of what to expect on next weeks adventure. Hope you enjoy.