Due to Champions League Final Women, the TV-premiere of our film "Expedition Red Sea -half a century later" is postponed until further notice.
Web page and blog will be updated as soon as I get more info about the upcoming TV-premiere! :-)
|Sailing yacht "Eja" at home in Sweden just before the expedition began, June 2011.|
The 5th of June 2011 we left our homeport on Orust at the Swedish west coast to start our voyage we had planned and longed for so long...
Wow, what an amazing feeling to throw off the bowlines knowing that an entire year of sailing- and diving life is waiting ahead! :-)
|North Sea shows its many sides, from sun shine and calm sea to the total opposite.|
Our expedition is called "Expedition Red Sea -half a century later" as we follow the footsteps of our Swedish diving pioneers who started an adventurous dive expedition from Gothenburg to the Red sea already in 1955 ("Expedition Red Sea").
At this time, there were not many divers and the underwater world was something new and partly scary as only a few pioneers like Hans Hass and Jacque-Yves Cousteau had begun to explore the "silent world". When the Swedish adventurers arrived the Red Sea it was a totally undeveloped underwater paradise.
Now, almost 60 years later, we want to follow the diving pioneers footsteps to the Red sea to see what has happened in the marine environment since...
|Atlantic Ocean and we are heading futher south :)|
From the Swedish west coast we want to sail via the Atlantic and the Mediterranean to finally reach our final destination, the Red sea.
When setting off, we are obviously filled with both excitement and expectations, but when planning the expedition we could not possibly imagine the adventures that really awaited us...
|The Mediterranean is often said to be a sea without life, but is this actually true?|
|We spend hours together with curious pilot whales at the south coast of Spain.|
|Our sailing route offers many surprises on our way to the Red Sea.|
During the expedition to the Red sea, I spent one and a half year on the boat non stop, and got many unforgettable encounters with the ocean's inhabitants in both the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
Soon it is time to get the film on air and I´m feeling very happy to now get to share those amazing underwater experiences to a wider audience :-)
|Armin is filming a Green sea turtle which seems too hungry to even notice him...|
|My first encounter with a dugong. Moments like this i truly wish I could stop time :)|
"Expedition Red Sea -half a century later" is 59 minuter long and a co-production between Crystal Water Film Production AB and Swedish National Television (SVT).
A 2 min trailer for the film: