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GLOBAL REEF EXPEDITION

Apr 12, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

COLOMBIA REEF EXPEDITON  Abril 11

Last night, when most of expedition team arrived, the crew had the Golden Shadow anchored just off Jamaica’s Port Royal, at the mouth of Kingston Harbor. In the 16th and 17th centuries that was a pirate hotspot, but an earthquake submerged much of the town in 1692. Some historic remnants remain, but there was no time for sightseeing.

Everybody was onboard by sunset and we headed south at about 10 p.m. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions. Skies are clear, seas are flat calm, and forecasts say it should stay like this for at least a few days.

 

Flat calm seasFlat calm seas

 

We’ve now traveled about 260 kilometers southwest of Kingston to a spot called Alice Shoal, which is jointly controlled by Jamaica and Colombia as part of a Joint Regime Zone. This is the northern tip of the San Andres Archipelago, a ring of reefs and tiny islets that stretches from where we are anchored to the inhabited island of San Andres, Colombia, roughly 400 kilometers southwest.

The Golden Shadow is situated in water so clear that we could see a stingray on the bottom today 35 meters below the surface. There’s a reef line a couple of kilometers from here, but nothing breaks the surface.

 

The Golden Shadow at Alice ShoalThe Golden Shadow at Alice Shoal

 

On this expedition, we’ll be exploring what are probably the most remote reaches of the Caribbean. There’s one light in the distance now, but we didn’t see any other boats all day. As we make our way around, we’ll be curious to learn how many fishermen manage to make the long journey here from Colombian islands, Nicaragua or Jamaica.

We started the day with a scuba orientation then moved on to preparations for what we hope will be a productive day of diving tomorrow. The members of the science team will be splitting into groups and heading in different directions aboard smaller boats. We’ll have people mapping the reefs, studying the conchs found in shallower waters, identifying and counting fish, and running detailed surveys of the corals.

 

Prepping for survey workPrepping for survey work

 

There is so little information available about this region that there’s no telling what we’ll find during the numerous hours we’ll be spending underwater. Check back each day for the next two weeks and we’ll let you know.

 

Written by Mark Schrope

(Photos/Images by: Mark Schrope)

To follow along and see more photos, please visit us on Facebook!  You can also follow the expedition on our Global Reef Expedition page, where there is more information about our research and team members.

COLOMBIA SCIENCE TEAM http://www.globalreefexpedition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=296&Itemid=789

Felipe Cabeza estan participando en la Expedicion que se llava a cabo por la Organizacion Ocean Living Foundation en

COLOMBIA

http://www.globalreefexpedition.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=138

Derick, Robert & Pichi Feb 2012

Mar 12, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

We would like to share with you all the fantastic expirience in Providencia Island

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Derick´s 01  FELIPE DIVING SHOP, Providencia island, FEB  2012

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Derick´s 03  FELIPE DIVING SHOP, Providencia island, FEB  2012

Look forward for more videos soon.

Fepo, Pichi & the sharks

Feb 27, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

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Tullia Roghi recently visit us in Providencia Island. She had the most amazing experience diving, which we will like to share with you.

” Hi friends! Here is the link to my first video on YouTube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s about Felipe and Ignazio feeding sharks. As soon as it will be ready I’ll share the other Providencia dive video. Muchos besos. Tullia”

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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CHRIST UNDER WATER

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

March 2008

guia de buceo

FELIPE DIVING CENTER supported and participated in putting “Christ” under the water to protect the island and the keys.  Mr. Vicente Stellabatti, a friend and supporter for several years, donated the sculpture.  He gave this present to honor and thank the native community for all the wonderful years he has shared with them.  We invite you to visit it.

The statue was designed and built by a Colombian Master sculptor.

IDC – PADI CERTIFICATION COURSE

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

Bogotá, D.C. November 16 2007

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Felipe and Ignacio Cabeza attended the IDC, Padi Certification Course as part of their instructor development course.

Curso Padi

DEMA SHOW

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

Orlando Fl, November 1-5 2007

Dema Show 2007

Felipe Cabeza attended the fair as representative of FELIPE DIVING CENTER manager & owner. Furthermore he was integrated into the PADI INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION as PADI DIVING RESORT.

Dema Show 2007

ABAV 2007 FAIR OF THE AMÉRICAS

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

October 24-27 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

ABAV 2007

Ignacio Cabeza attended the fair supported by PROEXPORT as FELIPE DIVING CENTER and Old Providence and Santa Catalina Islands’ representative.

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DIVING SPORT MAGAZINE

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

October 25-28 2007

FELIPE DIVING CENTER collaborated with Mark Scroppe, freelance writer, who collected information for an article published last April in DIVING SPORT MAGAZINE to promote Old Providence and Santa Catalina’s Islands as part of PROEXPORT’s campaign “COLOMBIA WORLD DIVING DESTINATION” launched August 2007.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TRIP TO THE COLOMBIAN NORTH KEYS

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

September de 2007

excursion cientifica Cayos Colombia

Felipe Cabeza, being the most knowledgeable diver in the island participated as a fully active member and diving master.  The purpose of the research was to gather information to protect the islands marine and land ecosystems.

excursion cientifica Cayos Colombia

PADI INTERNACIONAL ORGANIZATION – EL NOGAL CLUB

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Felipe Diving Center   //   News  //  No Comments

Bogotá D.C., August 16 2007

Club El Nogal Bogotá, Colombia.

Felipe Cabeza was special guest to the Annual meeting from PADI international Organization.

Curso Padi

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