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This is the listing of the club video library available to all club
members in good standing. Some of these titles are professional videos purchased or
donated to the club; others are taken by members or professionally on club member trips.
You may pick a selection from the list and click on the e-mail link to Bill
request that it be brought to the next meeting.
- Click on any of the titles below to jump to the
description. Those marked WR have a Word Document description and review.
- This is a Video that was taken by a professional
photographer at Unexso on Grand Bahama Island during a Gavia dive trip in 1993. It
includes four dives. The dolphin dive, the shark dive, Theo's wreck dive, and a reef dive.
- Baja's - Giants of
- Featuring enormous whale sharks. monstrous manta rays, the
dreaded moray eel plus other fascinating and frightening creatures of the sea. For
centuries sailors have told fantastic tales of sea monsters and giants of the deep. Now,
you can experience the adventure and Frightening thrill of deep-sea exploration as we
plunge beneath the ocean. Join the crew as they come nose to nose with the feared devil
fish! Swim amongst a huge school of notorious hammerhead shark, Hitch a ride on the
mammoth whale shark.
- Battle for the
U.S. S. Monitor
- This is the story of many battles: the Monitor's battle
with the C. S. S. Virginia, the first clash of ironclads that spelled the end of wooden,
sail-powered navies. The Monitor's battle against the seas that engulfed the, innovative
warship only set the stage for its ultimate battle: the ironclad's inevitable destruction
by the corrosive forces of the ocean. Yet while the Monitor disintegrated, its destruction
unseen and undocumented, NOAA, the federal agency to whom stewardship over the Monitor
National Marine Sanctuary had been entrusted, battled tenaciously against author and
underwater photographer Gary Gentiles unrelenting six-year effort to open America's
most historic shipwreck to the public which owns it. Upon legal vindication Gentiles
photographic expedition has captured on film perhaps the highest-quality images of the
Monitor ever taken. You will share in the excitement of a high-tech scuba dive 230 feet
below the Atlantic and will explore around, inside and beneath the shipwreck of the famed
ironclad. as the Monitor valiantly carries on its losing battle against the sea.
- British Virgin Islands
- In the 1700's and the 1800's the British Virgin Islands
were a Mecca for Caribbean trade and commerce, as well as the adventurous pirates who
plundered for buried treasure. The legends of yesteryear still linger, but the British
Virgin Islands have become known for a different kind of adventurer. Today, the islands
beckon those who seek the legendary "paradise" for vacations. Your paradise can
be quaint hotels or resorts with all the amenities that the British Virgin Islands have to
offer. Here crystal blue Caribbean waters wash stretches of white sand beach, where the
only footprints are yours. You can charter your own private yacht, with or without crew.
and leisurely, cruise to any of the numerous remote islands, where you can experience some
of the finest snorkeling and diving in the world, or that secluded getaway for two. Let
the fresh sea breezes fill the sails of your yacht, and journey to the British Virgin
Islands. This Travelview International cassette includes an 18 to 20 minute Feature of the
destination, a Reference guide recommending charter and barefoot yachts. hotels,
restaurants, and marinas, and a travel tips segment.
- Blind Prophets of Easter Island
- The lost. ancient civilization of Easter Island left a
baffling legacy of riddles which has mystified scientists since the Polynesian Island's
discovery in 1722. Jacques Cousteau and the Calypso crew undertake a fascinating quest to
resolve the mysteries of antiquity surrounding Easter- Island. Through land and underwater
exploration, and through interviews with leading experts, Captain Cousteau seeks answers
to such puzzles as who created the island's ancient once-revered giant stone figures? Why
do drawings in volcanic rock show trees and flowers when virtually none exist today? Why
is there evidence of cannibalism in a once peaceful and flourishing society? And what
happened to the inhabitants of Easter Island? Its population once numbered as high
as 20,000 people; today there are less than 2000.
- Cousteau for Roman
- More than a century before the birth of Christ. a vicious
storm sank a Roman galley laden with plundered Greek- treasures. For more than 2,000 years
this priceless Grecian art has remained in what Jacques Cousteau calls, "the
world's greatest museum" the depths of the ocean. In Diving For Roman Plunder. we
join Captain Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso as they retrieve art objects from 200
feet beneath the surface; among them the amazing discovery of two rare Grecian bronze
statues. But this is a story of more than the recovery of ancient Greek's glorious art.
For aboard the calypso is an archeologist searching for existence to support a theory that
the ancient Greeks may have held the key to the Industrial Revolution and modern computer
Warm Blooded Sea
- Mammals of the Deep, They are the intelligent, mysterious
and wondrous. And though they live beneath the sea, marine mammals -- dolphins, whales, a
common, ancient heritage with man, and perhaps more than that. In this fascinating
look at our ancestors Jacques Cousteau journeys from the South Pacific. Florida Keys,
South Carolina and Argentina to understand the marine mammal's extraordinary evolution.
unique behavior--and whether they can survive the recklessness of their human distant
cousin's. Among the remarkable footage is a sequence in South Carolina's salt marshes.
There, Cousteau and biologist Dr. Louis Rigley observe dolphins herding fish into shallow water and onto dry land--the dolphins actually leave
the water--before scooping up the fish and eating them.
- Dive Bonaire
- In the west Indies about 50 miles north of Venezuela lies
the crescent-shaped island of Bonaire. An independent country in the Netherlands Antilles,
Bonaire is one of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean with a year-round
temperate climate and up to 125 feet underwater visibility. Outstanding dive operators
offer uncrowded, personalized trips to more than 40 dive sites including the recently-discovered Rappel. Here also are Calabas Reef, a favorite
of underwater photographers; and Hilma Hooker, a shipwreck of notoriety. These sites are
home to abundant colorful marine life: trumpetfish, moray eels, octopuses, dolphins, giant
brain coral, sponges, Christmas tree worms, and sea urchins. Divers also find a variety of
sights and activities above the water: the Dutch architecture of Kralendijk; the salt pans
where pink flamingos contrast with write mounds of salt: and the games of chance in one of
the island casinos. Dutch culture, a west Indian lifestyle, and some of the best diving in
the world--Bonaire. This video-cassette includes a Feature of the destination: a Reference
Guide to accommodations, dive operators. and shopping- and Travel Tips by Berlitz Travel
- Fiji Islands - Interactive
- An interactive tour of the island accomodations, scuba diving, fishing, culture,
honeymoons, weddings, and more. Includes an outstanding collection of videos, slide shows,
internet links, and royalty-free stock photos and maps.
- Ghost Ships of Isle
- Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes, has claimed
over five hundred vessels in its maritime history. Some of the most intriguing of these
shipwrecks are the ones that occurred around the Isle Royale, the largest freshwater
island in the world. Stories of the ship's fierce battles with the elements have been
passed along for nearly a century. In recent years. divers have found the Isle Royale
shipwrecks to be historical treasures. Now, Southport Video takes you to the sites of
three of the Isle Royale's best-known wrecks. Tare photographs, illustrations, and
stunning underwater photography not only give you the history of these fabled ships; they
actually take you on board the ships in their underwater graves. As witness to History,
you will hear the stories of. the Chester A. Congdon, a 532 foot steamer which, at the
time of its sinking, was the largest and most expensive loss in Great Lakes maritime
history; the Kamloops, a three-year old package freighter that mysteriously disappeared in
a Lake Superior storm in 1927 and remained undiscovered for half a century; and the
Emperor, a huge bulk carrier that split in half and sank in 1947.
- J.W. Fishers Mfg.,
- A -video showing and describing J.W. Fishers various
products, including side scan sonar, altimeter sonar, boat towed detectors, hand held
detectors, and others.
- Mares Consumer Video
- The Mares Consumer Education Video shows many of their
products and how they are used.
- Marlin Bay Resort
- Paradise on earth. This video shows the Resort, and diving
at Baga Island in Fiji.
- New Years Day Dive
- A group of divers from the Gavia Scuba Club diving in the
Ohio River on New Year's Day 1994.
- North Carolina
- Various shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina
- PADI Night Diving
- - A Video from PADI showing the proper way to do a night
- Roger Roth
- In honor of Justin Bueche, the Gavia Scuba Club had a fund
raiser at Planet Ocean's pool in Dayton, Ohio. This is a very comical video of the
in-water games that were played during that day.
Roth-Diving in the Exumas
- A video taken by Roger Roth on a live-aboard trip in the
Exumas. Roger was on this, boat for a week and made many dives. This is an excellent video
of that trip showing the boat the others on the boat and a lot of underwater video. If
anyone is planning a live-aboard vacation this video is one not to be missed.
- Scuba Diving in
- "Oh beautiful for sunken wrecks, for jeweled coral
reefs, for buried treasure o'plenty, under the briny deep..." This program introduces
you to the America most Americans have never seen-under this countrys inland and
offshore coasts. Tour the chilling waters of Lake Superior to see the underwater graveyard
of the ships that lost the battle with the fierce north winds! Marvel at the
"Redwoods of the Deep" as you glide through the kelp forests off the coast of
California! Witness the breathtaking beauty of nature's grandeur of the coral reefs off of
the Florida Keys! Watch in awe as divers swim with the predators of the deep! These and
many, many more spectacular sights are yours to be seen as you voyage through the other
America--the underwater America.
- Scubafest Recap
- Some footage of the Scubafest event that the gavia Scuba
Club sponsored in 1994.
- A couple minutes of Scubafest taken by, the Channel 5 news
- Seafans-Video Fish
- Includes places such as Belize, Guam, Great Lakes and
Roatan. This is a combination of 2 Sea Fans tapes, volumes #2 and #4.
- no description available.
- Sting Ray City
- This video was taken at Sting Ray City, on Grand
Cayman Island when a group from the Gavia Scuba Club took a trip there in 1994. It
was taken by, a professional photographer.
- U.S.S. Tarpon
- Built in Groton, Connecticut at Electric Boat in 1936, the
U.S.S. Tarpon was the first all welded submarine. She made 12 war patrols. heir first was
on December 9, 1941 and her last was in October of 1944. During her tour of duty she
earned 7 battle stars. The Tarpon sank, in 1957 while being towed. Today she lies at rest
in 145 ft. of water and is probably one of the best dives off the North Carolina shore.
- Wakulla (Springs)
- The Mammoth Cave. An international team of American and
British cave divers explore the mysteries of Wakulla. and underground spring in the
swampland of northern Florida. Mammoths, mastodons, bears and giant sloths all inhabited
this huge cave many centuries ago. Using modern day diving equipment the team go over 5000
ft. back into this cave at the extraordinary depth of 300 ft. Expedition leader Bill Stone
uses a prototype re-breather Which allows him to spend 24 hours underwater. A habitat is
sunk to 100 feet below the surface where the divers can decompress in comfort. It even
boasts a telephone from which they, can order hamburgers, fried chicken, and after dinner
- Whitewater Rafting
- This Video was professionally, taken by the Rivermen
videographer, when a group from the Gavia Scuba Club went on a rafting
trip in West Virginia in August of 1994.
of Cape Hatteras and the Outer Banks
- Featuring the Dixie Arrow, Proteus, Manuela. U.S.S. Tarpon
and the U. S. S. Monitor. The outer banks of North Carolina and Cape Hatteras are rich in
history. Starting from the first colony, which vanished without a trace, to the pirates
that frequented the area in the 1600 and 1700's, right up to the present day. The first
Ironclad ever built, the U.S. S. Monitor, was sunk- off Cape Hatteras. Billy Mitchell
demonstrated the might of air power flying from the Cape Hatteras area. In W.W.II the Cape
Hatteras area was referred to as Torpedo Alley. Today the rich, clear, warm, blue
waters of Cape Hatteras are a fishermen's and diver's paradise
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