Saturday, July 29, 2006

Funky Kona Manta Ray night dive video

Here's a short video of the Kona Hawaii manta ray night dive off the Kona airport that I shot underwater with my Olympus sp350 on Tuesday night. We work with a local videographer who takes video of our divers and snorkelers (it is broadcast quality stuff, not like what you see here) and I thought I'd poach some of her light and see if my little point-and-shoot digital cam could take the video. Turns out I was too far back and it doesn't do anywhere near as well in low light as a dedicated video camera. After a little tweaking in quicktime, I was able to at least bring up the brightness to where things show up. Pardon for all the psychedelic colors, it's not like that in real life.




Mark Burns said...

Unbelievable, and absolutely great footage. Personally, Mantas are my favourite thing to see underwater, and this is just incredible footage.

Kona has just joined the list!


Anonymous said...

We just returned (12/22/06) from a glorious month on the Big Island. While we saw the Manta Rays from the "top" at the Sheraton, this video offers a great view from below.