Friday, April 3, 2009
While the NBC film crew was on Saipan to do a story on the Friends of the Monument, Harry had the opportunity to take them diving all day on Wednesday. They wanted to do some underwater filming, with the assistance of Mike Tripp, and wanted to see some of our amazing dive sites. Harry took them to the Grotto first, where they saw a large gray stingray. They enjoyed the "drama" of the Grotto dive, as they put it, meaning the awesome experience of the hike down, crossing to the rock, and diving down into the cavern. It was fun hearing the description of the dive, from someone new to the whole majestic underwater experience of the Grotto. After the Grotto, they all rode in Scott Eck's Aqua Jet boat out to Naftan Point. I have some pictures in a previous post from the wall at Naftan Point, if you want to see it. It's definitely a beautiful dive also. Their next stop was Ice Cream, where they saw about a dozen eagle rays. I was so thankful they got to experience the very cool critters that often appear at Saipan's awesome dive sites. Their last stop was the shipwreck. There were plenty of nudibranchs and loads of fish around the shipwreck. So, with 4 dives for the day, they got a very nice overview of our awesome Saipan diving sites, and hopefully some great footage and photos. You will be able to see Harry, Angelo and Mike on NBC Nightly News sometime around the week of the 20th of April. I'll try to remember to give you a heads up when the interview airs and when it is available online. Wow. How cool is that?!
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