Dimakya Island, located in the northern Palawan region of the Philippines is a very beautiful part of the world. The reef around the island is home to many turtles, fish, and a beautiful school of jack. Believe it or not, most of this footage was shot on one dive!
While I was diving, on occasion, I would heard a loud crack underwater and all the fish would flinch. I was later told that the noise I heard was illegal dynamite fishing off some nearby islands. I hope this video reminds people of the importance of protecting our reefs and the need to promote sustainable fishing practices. For more information on how to help resolve this issue please visit:endangeredspeciesinternational.org/dynamite.html
Film / Edit: Sarosh Jacob saroshjacob.com
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Sigma 15mm Fisheye Lens and Aquatica Housing
Music: “Jardin” Gustavo Santaolalla
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By Sarosh Jacob
Featured on Votiv Earth on December 19th, 2014