CAVES OF BABYLON an Underwater Kingdom
What is this, a video midweek? Yes indeed! The world is crazy and if you’re in the USA there is more than one natural disaster causing additional chaos to say the least. So, for those of you that could use a little escape or just a few minutes of underwater zen, this is for you. 🥰
Plus, we didn’t want to cram this Fiji adventure in with our last (Hungry Manta Rays & Rob The Marine Biologist). They were both unique and special…and we think they deserve appropriate space. 😎
Exploring life underwater is an ongoing theme on a boat, or at least it should be. How could anyone be so close and not at least take a peek at what’s going on down there?!?
Someone once said, Only ever seeing the ocean from the surface is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. That sums it up pretty well.
I think we’re all drawn to the ocean but some of us more than others. My fascination with the ocean lies in its mysteries. There is a big world under there and it piques my curiosity like nothing else. Ok, the ocean and space are probably equal on my curiosity scale. But, the ocean is something I can explore with nothing more than a pair of goggles. Space not so much (plus Jason would probably get zero-gravity sick…if that’s a thing).
Luckily for us, the crew of Zatara likes to dive just as much as we do. So, without further ado, enjoy this journey 60 feet down and into the Caves of Babylon.
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WOW. Great video. That is one healthy coral wall or reef or both.
I agree. There are so many fish, coral and sea life I would be mesmerized too.
I would easily be lost for hours and would probably be cautioned that I am running out of oxygen.
Someone once said to me that GOD is Oxygen. which I believe is true however, because of this video and others I also think that GOD is Natural Water too.
Thanks for the great video.
A Quick Return To Curiosity For You both. Best,
What a great way to end a long day! Thank you!
SO, what did I miss? I thought I had seen all your vids, as well as Zatara. Yet, I start watching this video and you guys are leaving! It had to happen, it was just a surprise. OR is there REALLY good news and you are going home to your boat?
Another great video & just the thing needed this week as summer seems to have abruptly up & left here in southern Canada. Question – what techniques do you use to keep your masks from digging up? I need some tips!
Fogging up 🙄 fogging up!
Don’t give them a shovel! JK – I saw your correction. ;o)
Masks come from the manufacturer with a coating that needs to be removed. Usually you can scrub this off using toothpaste (but a gel won’t work, needs to be regular toothpaste) but a lot of people have commented you can also do this carefully with a cigarette lighter. Once you have that coating off, the mask will still need some attention before every dive. You can buy anti-fog drops at a dive store, but most people just spit in the mask, rub it around and then rinse the mask. Note – the anti-fog drops or the spitting needs to happen while the mask is dry. Then rinse and put it on your face.
Hope that helps, & happy diving!
Awesome video! I’ve only been scuba diving a couple of times and Nikki is right…you can get completely mesmerized and taken with the tiniest creatures.
Always a new discovery with Jason and Nikki and I hope that they get to get there boat back be for it gets worse again as its doing in the United States and Canada is seeing an upturn in the number of cases being discovered, way up. Seems we can’t catch a break either, all sports is now played with no Fans , It must be strange to the players to play the game that way. Jason , might not be the best camera, but the shots were fantastic so beautiful and calm. Great Video as always!!
Great job and great fun by the looks of it. Enjoy every minute of life! Thanks for sharing this extra-special video — loved it and yes, much needed right now in these crazy-covid times. Stay safe and well! 💖👍🌈🐠🐡🐟⛵️
Dan S Brown
Hi Jason, try using straight dish soap (surfactant) on your mask. Just put it on and leave it for a few minutes, then rinse it off. Cheers
Thanks for sharing guys!
You are so right, we always need another video from you! You are fun, happy people that others love to be around, including us watching your videos. Being on Zantara looks like so much fun.
Hi Nikki & Jason from the sunny UK! Sitting at my desktop, while trying to avoid the paws of my cat “Pugsley” (who’s lying on the desk attempting to swipe my backlit keyboard) with a first ever comment to your site, though I’ve watched your adventures since the time you bought “Curiosity”. As a scuba diver since the 1970’s I love your video of Fiji where I dived with the sharks in Beqa Lagoon in 2006 and appreciate that you don’t have access to all of your own camera equipment at present but notice you didn’t use a macro lens to video the nudibranch in this post. A reasonably cheap & versatile method to complement the housing for GoPro is the “Flip7” system from “Backscatter.com” of Monterey, where one can match a colour filter as well as a +15 MacroMate Mini lens for closeups. Really miss your cats and a shout out to the family on “Zatara”, who I’ve also been following. Stay safe!
They do have cameras that could do a much better job of filming the nudibranch, but they’re all in Tonga at their friends’ house. Remember that when they left Tonga they thought they were going on a road trip through the U.S. and they were traveling light. So GoPro7 it is! For everything for the time being. Whatcha gonna do??
Ah yes, I recall all their higher end camera gear was in Tonga, so all they have is a GoPro. If Nikki & Jason get short again camera-wise it might be prudent to avail themselves of some u/w accessories for it since the ones I mentioned weigh very little and take up hardly any space.
What a spectacular video. Getting a video on Thursday was a very welcome surprise. The underwater shots were awesome. Thank you.
So beautiful amazing coral and fish❤️ Stay safe!
So exited for a midweek video! Quick question, have you all ever encountered any tiger sharks on your adventures? I know I have not seen any in your videos but wanted to ask in case it was not filmed. Keep up the amazing work and still having fingers crossed you can get back to Curiosity soon.
Beqa Lagoon off Viti Levu island is well known for shark encounters which I learnt to my consternation in 2006. Big Tiger shark got a little too frisky and we decided we had urgent appointments elsewhere so exited the water pronto! Grand Bahama is the best place IMO, big female Tigers being hand-fed, not to mention Great Hammerheads in Bimini!
So mesmerizing 🐠😍🥰 Thank you for sharing ❤️
Fancy camera or not, always a beautiful underwater adventure with the Wynns!!! 🐳🐬