When Nature Rebound
It's no secret that humans have affected the oceans in many ways, leading to destructive consequences like overfishing, pollution, climate change and so on.
But one of the most beautiful things you could ever experience is to see how nature overgrow our waste as a reminder that nature can recover if we let it do so.
These column used to be a part of an oil jetty that transferred crude oil from Iran through Israel to Europe, and today, is open to the public and provide elegant and dramatic scenery and an artificial reef, which provides a home to the habitats of the Red Sea.
In the making of our documentary film #GameOverFishing by @nakaweproject, I got the opportunity to work with submersibles and call Cocos Island (Costa Rica) "home" for about three years.
Back then I figure that the best way to battle a threat such as #Overfishing or #SharkFinning is to stay and document the reality as I see it, which most of the times is far from the eye of the public.
This place taught me many lessons about life, about balance and challenges, it brought me to meet phenomenal human beings, "ocean speakers," I call them, people who dedicated their lives to the oceans and speaks for those who have no voice to speak for themselves.
In the photo: day-to-day #subpilot routine and a memorable dive with @pabloza89 and @sazapata
Posted at: 2019-01-30 01:01:30
I'm excited to share with you the awards given to my first film, "The Great" - a VR experience of diving with great white sharks.
I got to share it with hundreds of people from children to adults, and it's fascinating to see how personally and differently every individual experience it.
As it's easier to deal with fear virtually before you deal with it in real life, I got to see how the film transforms people perspective and spark their curiosity.
Today, with @nakaweproject we are working in progress on our most significant project #GameOverFishing, a documentary film of our journey after the overfishing issue and the state of sharks worldwide.
Read the full behind the scenes article 👉 link in bio.
Posted at: 2018-12-19 07:28:32
Are you owning or working for a purpose-driven business?
And by purpose, I don't mean generating revenues, that's the outcome, the result.
As the 21st century kicks in, we are facing some of the biggest challenges the world have ever seen, climate change, overpopulation, income inequality, social injustice, to name a few.
I highly recommend this @harvardhbx course to anyone who wants to learn more how business could be valuable to our environment and society, how small businesses to big corporations have already started the wheel of change and how we can do well and good at the same time.
It's time we start thinking about US and LATER rather than ME and NOW.
Special thanks to the HBX Sustainable Business Strategy September 2018 team and the excellent cohort for sharing and inspiring change.
Posted at: 2018-12-11 03:18:43
Coral reefs are an entire ecosystem on which we depend, but they are in trouble. Covering only 0.2% of the ocean floor, they are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet.
Approximately a fifth of all coral in the world has died in the past three years. Some experts estimate that there is now 50% less coral than 40 years ago.
Why they are important?
They provide food, shelter from storm surges and tourism employment to more than half a billion people around the world.
This photo was taken at a former oil port in Eilat, Israel, which was initially formed in the '60s to transform petroleum products from Iran to Europe. Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC or Katzaa, in Hebrew) was a 50/50% joint venture between Israel and Iran until the Iranian Revolution in 1979 when business relations have worsened between the countries.
This dive-site was closed up until last year (2017), and to me, seeing how the metal was overgrown with corals, makes it a beautiful example of how nature could overcome human destruction.
This kind of places should teach us a lesson and give us hope to fix our old-fashion ways of generating energy and let nature be part of the recovery of the 21st century.
Photo by @david_girsh
Special thanks to @nakaweproject@cressi1946 and @tzlilut_red_sea
For me, the Red Sea is a place to call "home."
It is the place that brought me into the water. It is the place that first sparked my imagination of unseen worlds, waiting to be discovered.
Last week was very special to me. I got to meet my good old friend @david_girsh after three years that our paths didn't collide.
We use to skip high-school classes and drive south through the Israeli deserts to go scuba diving in Eilat, the northern point of the Red Sea, we knew every rock, every wreck underwater, we thought we've seen it all.
Well, we haven't.
Last year, one of the closed beaches was finally open after 50 years, so we were excited to go and check it out, hunting dolphins welcomed us while freediving in the morning, a first of it's kind for us the area.
A day to remember.
Special thanks to @cressi1946@tzlilut_red_sea@aquaticadigital@nimarsrl@nakaweproject#RedSea#goodoldfriends#dolphinencounters#Cressi#Freediving#OneBreath#Eilat#Israel#NorthernPointOfTheRedSea