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Gavia Video Library

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 Libecap, and request that it be brought to the next meeting.
bill@gavia.com

 
Click on any of the titles below to jump to the description. Those marked WR have a Word Document description and review.
 

Video Descriptions

Bahamas-Unexso
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 the Deep
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 Gentile’s unrelenting six-year effort to open America's most historic shipwreck to the public which owns it. Upon legal vindication Gentile’s 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.
Cousteau - 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? It’s population once numbered as high as 20,000 people; today there are less than 2000.
Cousteau for Roman Plunder
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 technology.
Cousteau-The 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 seals--share
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 Guides.
Fiji Islands - Interactive CD-ROM
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 Royale
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., Inc.
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 1994
A group of divers from the Gavia Scuba Club diving in the Ohio River on New Year's Day 1994.
North Carolina Wreck Diving
Various shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina
PADI Night Diving
- A Video from PADI showing the proper way to do a night dive.
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.
Roger 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 America
"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 country’s 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.
ScubaFest94
A couple minutes of Scubafest taken by, the Channel 5 news photographer.
Seafans-Video Fish Book
Includes places such as Belize, Guam, Great Lakes and Roatan. This is a combination of 2 Sea Fans tapes, volumes #2 and #4.
Shipwrecks
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 drinks.
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.
Wrecks 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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