Saturday, April 03, 2010

Fiji's Shark Reef!

Did you deem the coffee table book to be just a tad too big and too pricey?
Look no further than Timbo's Fiji's Shark Reef!

This condensed and smaller format book of our coffee table version "Fiji's Beqa Lagoon" celebrates the unique ocean region of Fiji's southern coastal reefs and sea mounts off the island of Viti Levu. This vast region is part of the southern and central Beqa Lagoon.
Big sharks, scenics, overlooks, reefs, caves, aerials, culture, dance and much, much more can be found in this special region of the lush island.

Every year people flock to Fiji and many of them are divers.

Known for its soft corals and stunning reef life, the Pacific Harbour area and Beqa Lagoon's Shark Reef Marine Reserve are gaining great fame. This is the one of the few places on Earth that you can dive with eight different species of shark on one dive and see them in their environment.
It's an amazing sight to watch the grace and power of the big, deep water sharks and the swift and silky movements of the upper reef sharks.

This is due in a huge part to the efforts of Beqa Adventure Divers who have established the Shark Reef Marine Reserve.
This special reserve would not have been possible without the involvement of the Fiji Department of Fisheries and the traditional owners of the reef, the villages of Wainiyabia and Galoa. It is to them divers can extend a special thanks. Both villages have agreed to relinquish their respective fishing rights to Shark Reef and in exchange, every diver who participates on The Shark Dive pays a 'Shark Reef Marine Reserve Levy'. This money is collected by Beqa Adventure Divers and deposited monthly into each village's community bank account.

Quite honestly, I like this smaller book even better.
Condensed down to the essentials, it is eminently readable and visually compelling - and yes, great value too! Plus, it talks about us!
Once again, great job Timbo, Vinaka Vakalevu!

Preview here (use the "full screen" option).


Tim of the Deep said...

Mike and BAD Staff,

This little book is Shark Reef and Pacific Harbour in your pocket!! I had so much fun capturing the images on your lush reefs and at the amazing shark dive. Thank you all for your help. I tried to capture the essence of the Beqa Adventure Divers experience and the warmth of the Fijian people. It was truly a labor of love. I am already planning a return engagement!


Tim of the Deep

DaShark said...

Needless to say that we all look forward to your return!

This has been one of our most rewarding projects in a long time - with the added bonus of being able to host you!

The staff saw the book today and all send you their warmest regards.

The Sharkman said...

Can't wait for my copy to get here!!! Hummm maybe I have to plan to meet you there on your return trip Tim. I have to get back to see scarface!!

(Tiger)Lily said...

Looks awesome! Well done - I need to get this one : ) I would also love to get back to meet up with Scarface...

DaShark said...

Bula Lill

Howz Viking-land?

I'm hearing some whispers through the infallible Coconut Telegraph... that you may be conspiring to come out with your own sharky publication...? (:

If so: great!

(Tiger)Lily said...

Viking-land is getting better and better day by day (spring is FINALLY here!).

But lets be honest, the DIVING will never cut it. So don't be surprised if you see a few vikings back in Fiji next year : )

Coconut-telegraph huh? I am guessing that was an Australian coconut! I would certainly love to do sharky-bookstuff, will have to wait and see what happens...

The Sharkman said...

My Copy has arrived!! It's awesome. Great to see so many friends in it... Sharks and Humans.

Fantastic work Tim.