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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...

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Livin' the Crazy Life!

JULY 2012,
Video Blog # 70 - Day one in the water... Isla Mujere Whale Shark Adventure
. This is our first day of swimming with the sharks. It is always a nervous time for me. Even though we are at the whale shark capital of the world, until we see that first shark, it is hard to relax. The ocean is not a zoo, so nothing is EVER guaranteed. Of course Isla Mujeres is an amazing place and the shark opportunies are just EPIC and today we were not disappointed.



JULY 2012,
Video Blog # 69 - Travel day, Isla Mujere Whale Shark Adventure
We arrive on the island for two weeks of seeking out the largest aggregation of whale sharks in the world. This is always an exciting time, it is the start of a new adventure, with new friends and a week of swimming with the largest fish on the planet...looking forward to sharing this amazing adventure with you all.



June 22, 2012
Video Blog # 68 - Shark Video
Here is a short video I put together showing my work and play with tiger sharks. I have been visiting Tiger Beach for a bunch of years and have developed a bond with a couple of resident tiger sharks. Hope you enjoy. - Eli Martinez.


APRIL 27, 2012
Video Blog # 67 - Shark Photography...do not forget where you are!
One of the problems with shooting big animals like sharks is that we tend to get so focused on getting the shot that we forget to look around for other sharks that are in the area. This blog is just a reminder that we all need to pay attention to what we are doing and where we are...



Video Blog # 66 - Swim with a Whale Shark!
I am trying something different with this blog. Normally when I show the underwater world I set it to music, this time I am trying to capture the beauty of this shark diving world we all love, so I am bring you long slow encounters with whale sharks, hoping to capture what its like when your in the water with them. No music, no fast cuts just cool epic encounters...hope you enjoy!



APRIL 6, 2012
Video Blog # 65 - Socorro Trip Report
This is the trip report to our Socorro 2012 Expedition with Andy Murch of Big Fish adventures. We went out in search of humpback whales, manta rays and schooling hammerheads...we ended up coming back with an adventure that dreams are made of!



MARCH 20, 2012
Video Blog # 64 - Tiger Shark Critter Cam
Here is the follow up video to my lemon shark GoPro critter cam video. This time its tiger shark critter cam. Hope you enjoy.



MARCH 15, 2012
Video Blog # 63 - Scuba Diving vs. Snorkeling with Sharks
In this episode of Notes from...I am highlighting the differences between scuba diving with sharks and snorkeling with sharks and how some shark species react to the 2 different tools.



MARCH 08, 2012
Video Blog # 62 - Tiger Sharks are sweethearts...
In this episode of Notes from a Shark Diver, I am highlighting two very special sharks, Hook and Princess, they are a couple of the stars of tiger beach and ambassadors for their species....


MARCH 02, 2012
Video Blog # 61 - Tiger and Bull Sharks do not target people, they are surface predators...
I decided to share my thoughts on the increase of tigers and bulls bumping people. Here is the deal tigers and bulls are surface predators and they use ambush tactics to sneak up on their prey. Turtles are often targeted by both these species and as a result they sometimes have run in's with people

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