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General Meeting April 2019
April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marc Shargel: Off The Familiar Path
Marc Shargel’s words and photographs will carry members of the Aqua Tutus Dive Club to the Jardines de la Reina marine reserve in Cuba and remote dive sites along California’s Big Sur Coast. There will also be stops to visit the sun and moon and a surprise or two along the way.
In February of 2018, Shargel visited Cuba for just over two weeks, spending half of that time diving in a marine reserve near the size of all of California’s marine reserves put together. The Jardines de la Reina marine reserve was established more than 20 years before the great majority of California’s reserves, too. Jardines de la Reina has been described by some Caribbean experts as the closest any of us will ever come to seeing that sea as it was 50 or 100 years ago. Shargel has also been diving the coast of California for more than 40 years. Among the highlights of that career have been ten multi-day expeditions down the Big Sur coast. He made his first boat trip south of Point Sur in the company of renowned marine explorer Robert Schmieder, back in the early 1990s. His presentation will include astonishing images from remote and very deep Schmieder Bank.
Shargel will also share the photographic results of his observations of total eclipses of the sun and moon.