Vibe Schourup-Kristensen's Journals

  • After being informed at the beginning of February that I had been selected as a finalist for the 2005 Our World-Underwater Scholarship, I spent another three weeks of excitement before flying in to London for the final interview. For the first time, this year the interviews where not conducted by telephone conference call, and for me, not having...
  • For me, the month of May has been a month of filming. I had been invited to go to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to join the underwater video production company Blue Eye FX and learn about underwater filming. The Blue Eye FX was started by Deborah Metcalfe in 2000, and now consists of a group of videoographers who work with video production in Egypt,...
  • For the last couple of years the Danish dive community has had a yearly event called the Day of Diving. This year it was in the beginning of June, just the right time for me to participate after returning from Egypt. Dive centres, clubs and divers from the different agencies met up for a drift dive in Lillebælt, more than 250 dives were...
  • My first goal for July was Stansted airport, where I was meeting Mark Evans, the editor of Sportdiver magazine. During a lunch, we had an interesting talk about the magazine and diving in general. I will be writing about my experiences as a scholar in the magazine, so it was good to meet Mark and to learn what kind of magazine Sportdiver is. I...
  • I must have enjoyed visiting Puffin Dive Centre in Scotland quiet a bit, since I found myself travelling back there in the beginning of August. What Oban is really famous for, apart from whiskey, is wreck diving, and in the next week my camcorder and I got a good taste of what there is to see. And after spending two weeks up there doing the...
  • Most part of September would be spent in Canada for my part. I started the long travel from Denmark early Friday morning, and after three planes, from which the latter was a small aircraft going from Vancouver to Port Hardy, a small town on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Here I met up with John DeBoeck, the Canadian coordinator of the...
  • After returning home from Digideep’s workshop in Sweden, I had three days to prepare for my next adventure; a ten days trimix expedition to Norway where I would finish my IANTD normoxic trimix course. Getting my dive gear ready for a trip like this was not easy at all, with all these extra bits and pieces that are absolutely necessary to...
  • When the Antibes Film Festival finished I decided to stay for a couple of days to explore the area. On the festival I had met Francis Brunner, the owner of the dive centre Ecole de Plongee in Golfe Juan, and he had invited me to join him for a couple of days of diving. It was my first chance ever to dive in the Mediterranean, and that the dive...
  • In the beginning of December I flew from Townsville back to Jayne in Sydney. I was about to leave Australia very soon, but before I did that we figured that we would have the time to do a bit of diving around Sydney. So one morning we met up with the Prodive dive boat in Sydney harbour and went out from there. Out at the point where we did the...