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  • Felipe Xicotencatl Wreck in Cozumel

    C53 Felipe Xicotencatl Wreck in Cozumel

    Wreck diving in Cozumel. On my 4th trip to Cozumel I finally had a chance to dive on the C53 Felipe Xicotencatl wreck. C-53 was sunk in 1999 in 82′ of water just off shore from Chankanaab Park.

  • Cozumel Reef Drift Diving

    Here is some footage from my recent trip to Cozumel!

    The diving in Cozumel was better than expected! This was my 4th trip to Cozumel. It was a very last minute decision, since our holiday trip that we did have planned fell through. So, I knew Cozumel would be easy to book and would also be easy diving for my brand new dive buddy that had just gotten certified before our trip.

    The trip was really great. The dive operation – Aqua Safari – was well run (I also dove with them back in 2006), but they no longer seem to have the small boat option for individuals, which I prefer – especially in Cozumel. They do have a private boat option though, on a small boat and that is a really great deal if you have a group of 6-8 people. I did do that in 2009 with a group of 6 and it worked out great great since you are diving with people you know and you have more control over dive sites.

    Even though the diving was good, and we met several great people – both locals and visiting divers, like us; I am not sure if I will be returning. First, the number of cruise ships docking at that tiny island has gotten ridiculous! Sometimes there are 6 ships!!! So many of our dives were invaded by several other big groups of divers. Not cool!

    Then, there is the whole in-town vibe that has changed. We stayed in town because I like to be able to walk around and try different restaurants, etc. But the “barkers” trying to get us into their shops seem to have taken on some sort of privileged, arrogant, and even menacing tone. We are not cruise ship people, we are not there to buy touristy junk that we don’t need. Just because we are on vacation – that does not mean that we have money to throw away… and even if we do – why would we? We even received threats at one point – because we did not acknowledge someone trying to lure us into his shop.

    But, I don’t want to end this on a negative. Our trip was amazing! The diving in Cozumel is still top notch. When you get away from the main drag, the people are extremely friendly. And, I must say, Cozumel has some incredibly talented artists. Sam and I spent a whole day driving scooters around the island – and the evening part of that drive was just a search around town for murals.
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  • OOUJH Summer Concert Highlights
  • Hoh Rainforest & WA coast
  • Whidbey Island

    Just a few shots from a recent motorcycle trip to Whidbey Island

  • Grand Cayman Diving

    On my most recent trip, my main focus was not on shooting video – it was being there for my dive buddy – a brand new diver. So, I did several dives without a camera and didn’t have my camera on the very best dive of the trip. But I still managed to get a few cool shots.

  • Kraken Solar Flare Max Video Light Review

    kraken solar flareMy first impression when seeing the Kraken 10,000 lumen Solar Flare Max underwater video light was how nicely crafted they are. The light is incredibly durable with metal construction and a strong glass dome for the LED lights that spreads the light underwater. It also comes with a neoprene cover for the dome  and nice soft carrying case – similar to a camera bag. I was on a “roughing it” type live-aboard with no accommodations for camera gear. So having such large and heavy lights along was challenging. But the Solar Flare lights provided such beautiful illumination that it was worth the struggles.

    Read the rest of the review here.

    Read the rest of the review here.

  • Bahamas Diving

  • Shark Dive in the Bahamas

  • Cascade Loop

    Photos from a recent road trip around the Cascade Loop in Washington State.

  • Big Four Ice Caves

    Big Four Mountain is a mountain in the Cascade Range of Washington, located 21 miles (34 km) east of Granite Falls.

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  • Optical Ocean Sales Red Sea Photo Expedition

    Video of the Optical Ocean Sales underwater photo expedition – footage from the southern route of the Red Sea, on the Red Sea Aggressor in 2016. Shot by Margo Cavis with Panasonic GH-4 and Olympus 7-14mm Lens in Nauticam NA-GH4 housing, using Light & Motion Sola 8000 video lights.

  • Diving in the Red Sea

    Footage from the southern route of the Red Sea, on the Red Sea Aggressor – with Optical Ocean Sales underwater photo expedition. Shot with Panasonic GH-4 and Olympus 7-14mm Lens in Nauticam NA-GH4 housing, using Light & Motion Sola 8000 video lights.
  • Sola Video Pro 8000 Underwater Video Light

    Footage for the Optical Ocean Sales Review of the Light and Motion Sola Video Pro 8000 Light.
    Footage shot by Margo Cavis.

  • Atlantic Princess Wreck

    Atlantic Princess shipwreck in Bayhibe, Dominican Republic.
    Shot & Edited by: Margo Cavis
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    Gear: Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera, Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, Nauticam NA-GH4 Housing, Nauticam 180mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port, iTorch Venom c92 Video Lights

  • i-Torch Venom c92 Video Light Review

    After years of using older and less powerful lights, or relying on filters and manual white balance, I had the pleasure to test out the new iTorch Venom c92 video lights. The results were undeniably improved, with clean, vibrant colors and far more detail. So… I will never go without good quality video lights again.P1010447_web

    Read the rest of the review at: http://blog.opticaloceansales.com/2015/12/itorch-venom-c92-video-light-review.html

     

  • Reef Dives in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

    Diving in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
    Shot & Edited by: Margo Cavis

    Gear: Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera, Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, Nauticam NA-GH4 Housing, Nauticam 180mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port, iTorch Venom c92 Video Lights

  • Bayahibe - St. George Wreck

    Footage of the St. George Wreck in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
    Video: Shot & edited by Margo Cavis

    Gear: Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera, Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, Nauticam NA-GH4 Housing, Nauticam 180mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port, iTorch Venom c92 Video Lights

  • How to Photograph People Underwater

    By Margo Cavis,  for Optical Ocean Sales

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    Read the article HERE

  • How to Photograph Animals Underwater

    By Margo Cavis & Jack Connick, Optical Ocean Sales

    Read the article HERE

  • Tips for Underwater Photographers Thinking About Shooting Video

    Written by Margo Cavis, for Optical Ocean Sales

    Read it HERE!

  • Review of Camera Systems for Shooting Underwater Video

    Recent article written by Margo Cavis – for Optical Ocean Sales

    Read it here!

  • Cavis & Miles

    Margo Cavis – Photographer & Vanessa Miles – Art Director/Costume Designer, plus, LOTS of lovely models!!!

    Check out all the images in the PHOTO GALLERY

  • Saba

    Check out my Facebook page for new underwater photos from Saba!

    The Art of Margo Cavis

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    Quick Video  – Saba Night Dive – with Go Pro Hero 2 & a small flashlight…

     

     

     

  • Knock on Wood - Altered Esthetics Gallery
    Margo will have paintings in the show “Knock on Wood”
    Jinx! AE has a serious case of bad luck.

    AE has a serious case of bad luck. More than a dozen artists channel myth, folklore and personal experience to create art that visualizes omens, superstitions, and curses. The drawings, paintings and sculptures on display represent a variety of artistic mediums and techniques, with imagery ranging from scary to sublime.

    Sarah Miller will be reading cards during the Knock on Wood opening from 7:30-9:30. Sarah has been studying tarot for 15 years and has been actively reading cards for others since 2007. For those who are new to the idea of a tarot reading, it is best to take a few minutes to reflect on a question, or current life situation that you can share with Sarah. She will use the tarot cards as a means to provide guidance in regards to what you bring to the table. At the opening event, readings will be limited to 10-15 minutes (1-3 questions).
    Event Dates:
    Thursday, October 3, 2013 (Gallery Hours) to Thursday, October 24, 2013 (Gallery Hours)
    Opening Reception:
    Friday, October 4, 2013 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Artists’ Discussion:
    Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Landscapes - Madeby Gallery landscapes

    Madeby Gallery’s landscape show will feature some of Margo’s photos from around the world.

    Opening Friday, October 4th, 2013
    Show runs through Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

    Sarasota, FL

     

  • The Story of the Creative

    The Story of the Creative

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    3 of Margo’s paintings – featured in NYC in this show.

    Show Opening July 25
    On display through September 10, 2013

    Check out some photos of the amazing opening at:
    http://www.see.me/blog/the-story-of-the-creative/

  • Decompression - Gallery
  • Holding My Breath - Gallery

     

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