Not just Shark
Pictures: Elasmodiver contains photos of sharks, skates, rays, and
chimaera's from around the world. Elasmodiver began as a simple web
based shark field guide to help divers find the best places to
encounter the different species of sharks and rays that live in
shallow water but it has slowly evolved into a much larger project
containing information on all aspects of shark diving and shark
There are now
more than 5000 shark pictures and sections on shark evolution,
biology, and conservation. There is a large library of reviewed
shark books, a constantly updated shark taxonomy page, a monster
list of shark links, and deeper in the site there are numerous
articles and stories about shark encounters. Elasmodiver is now so
difficult to check for updates, that new information and pictures
are listed on an Elasmodiver Updates Page that can be accessed here:
of the Sharks is a documentary/road trip film by Shark Diver Magazine Editor Eli Martinez. The film
follows the progress of two shark divers; Eli Martinez and Andy Murch.
Summer of the Sharks Trailer:
came from the adrenalin charged rodeo circuit. After sustaining an injury
while riding bulls, he learned to dive and immediately gravitated towards
shark diving. Eli started Shark Diver Magazine and became friends with
photographer Andy Murch who was on a similar path. Eli ultimately decided to
bring his passion to a new audience by producing a feature length film about
a typical summer in the lives of the two adventurers.
of the Sharks follows four friends Eli, Andy, their shark diving friend and
RV driver Rafa and camera man/ film editor Rusty Armstrong. Leaving Texas,
the boys visit sharky destinations all over the US and St Maarten and the
Bahamas to dive with and photograph sharks. Over the course of the summer
they meet many other shark fanatics and get more than their fair share of
obvious passion for adventure shines throughout the movie as he collects new
shark diving experiences. Andy, is more
focused on getting the shot. The characters play off each other well and the
movie has a feel good theme of light hearted camaraderie in a sport that
both characters are obsessed with.
it be good or bad for sharks?
of the Sharks shows the edgier side of shark diving that many operators frown
upon. However no one gets hurt and there is a clear message that beyond the
thin veneer of shark tourism, many sharks are being over exploited for their
fins. The film contains graphic footage from Holbox Island in which tiger
and bull sharks
are brutally clubbed to death on camera.