WILL'S BLOG: Thawing out in Kimmeridge
Those of you who read my last blog will be aware that my recent trip to Scotland was, well, a little damp. Mercifully, my diary had me down in Dorset just three days after the Scottish sogfest. It was time to put the dive demons and weather witches to bed with a couple of days of enjoyable UK diving.
I headed to Kimmeridge, Dorset with Sport Diver’s newest online columnist Bryan Stanislas. Obviously now that you have all read Bryan’s first article you’ll be privy to the fact that the man has worked on a number of films and TV series. He knows how to handle a camera underwater and for two days he’d be passing a small proportion of that knowledge onto yours truly. It is an official course he runs through his company H20 Films, which you can read more about here.
Day one was blisteringly hot; almost literally. Once we had set-up camp, we sat in a couple of ludicrously comfortable reclining camping chairs and conducted a couple of hours worth of lessons. These tutorials took in everything from underwater filming techniques to camera maintenance. When the time came to suit-up and head for the water I was burnt! Now, the real irony here is that I packed suncream for Scotland, but decided to leave the stuff at home for Dorset.
The view over Kimmeridge Bay was spectacular. While the site is renowned for its surf, it was millpond-flat when we arrived - ideal for diving...
Editing the first day's footage
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