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fred buyle
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Freediver, explorer, waterman, author, photographer, ocean conservationist, field work assistance to scientists and chocolate snob
Freediver, explorer, waterman, author, photographer, ocean conservationist, field work assistance to scientists and chocolate snob

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Some thoughts about Guillaume Nery's dive this morning… 

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Very nice crowd funding project from a Swiss team about Ranja Ampat, documenting how local communities are trying to play an active role in the development of their region home of the most amazing biodiversity of our planet.
In an area booming and under threat like Raja Ampat, development and sustainability can only fit together if things are properly managed with the local communities.
This is something really different from what we usually see about 
Ranja Ampat: films and articles only showing beautiful biodiversity out of its human context…. and I truly believe that the only way to protect our beloved nature is to reconnect humans with it.
Visit the page, you can directly support and contribute to the documentary project. On my side I'll join as an UW cameraman and photographer.

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New Nektos logo! 
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Happy to announce the start of my missions with Tintin as an underwater reporter! 

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This is our largest shark tagged so far. And I doubt we could tag or see a larger one to be honest! Good opportunity to talk about great white sharks size…we've all heard crazy stories about that, 6.5m, 7m or even 8m sharks….Since I started working with these animals and after seeing a lot of them both in SA and Guadalupe, I can say that most of the specimen seen at Guadalupe island are between 4 and 4.5m, rarely over that, which is already a big big shark when you swim with it. Sometimes though it happened that we came across a giant one. So far the two largest we saw and dove with were a 5.2m female back in 2009, a very very impressive animal, so powerful but mellow at the same time, then in 2012 while shooting the IMAX film we had a gigantic one we estimated at around 6m swimming around the boat for the whole day. But so shy that we could never get close enough to tag it or even looking at it in the blue of it's eye….Last but not least, this year we had the privilege to spend some time in the water with an almost 6m long one, a self confident female that I could eventually tag. The minutes we can spend with such a magnificent animal are priceless, you truly realize how big and powerful they are but at the same time how fragile and vulnerable they can be . #greatwhitesharks   #freediving   #conservation  
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