Cave Diving Progression

Cave Diving Progression
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Back to open water to iron out some confidence and comfort issues I had when loaded to the max with stages and towing a DPV. I found it uncomfortable to manoeuvre and that I was becoming a bit task loaded and frustrated. After a few hours practising in Cenote car wash with my very patient and supportive instructor I feel more happy and confident I can handle the gear I may need to in a cave environment and going back to one stage feels like a dream! Still a while to go … but getting there 

Film Mauro Bordignon, Cave World
Postproduction Katy Fraser

#dpvcave #xdeep #suex #goprohero6 #backtobasics#practisepractisepractise #caveworld #DTEK

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Cenote Otoch-Ha


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Beautiful 3 hour DPV stage cave dive in Cenote Otoch-Ha today with MauroCave World … It kind of reminded me a bit of Super Mario Kart – Rainbow Road  #princesspeach #donkeykong #goprohero6#lightmonkeylights #fourthelement #santidiving #xdeep #bigbluelights#halcyondivesystems #suex #dpvcave #cavediving

Film and lighting Katy FraserMauro Bordignon

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Minotauro Cave


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Short compilation of Minotauro. The colours and formations in this cave are just beautiful … For a first video dive with lots of Big Blue Lights Nadia and Stefano did extremely well. Thank you for your application and patience it was a lot of fun!

Film and Postproduction Katy FraserShe Dives Tech
Lighting Mauro BordignonCave World
Music LeSage

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Cave World – Sistema Nohoch DPV


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I am very excited to kick off my new collaboration with Mauro Bordignon and his company cave world with this moody dark short compilation of a spectacular dive playing with the reflections in this cave system.

I had so much fun trying out my new Light Monkey canister light and playing with the Suex DPVs (thank you Osama) … See if you can spot who is who 

A Film by Katy Fraser
Lighting Mauro Bordignon
Music ‘Limbo’s Lullaby’ LeSage

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot

Cenote “First Timer”


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Currently I am making a documentary on a new cave system ‘String of Pearls’ which is currently under exploration by Harry Gust and still growing!

It’s such an awesome place and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to shoot and document this cave.

This beauty is Cenote “First Timer” a cenote in the String of Pearls system! It hasn’t been visited since 2006. Harry attached a rope through the hole which you see top right and it was about a 5m descent to the floor. I then proceeded to get incredibly muddy and light the cave up for shooting some spectacular footage. I feel so fortunate to have spent the day in this amazing place with the bats!

#xdeep #bigbluedivelights

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

MNemo Demo


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Sebastien Kister‘s MNemo has been a game changer in Harry’s exploration and surveying of “String of Pearls”. It was really interesting to see it being put through it’s paces today and how fast and easy it is to use. Here is a short clip demonstrating just that …
If you are interested to find out more about the surveying tool check out Ariane’s Line and stay tuned for the documentary Harry and I are producing about this cave system which will include an in depth feature about device and it’s use in cave exploration.Film and post-production Katy Fraser
Product design Sebastien Kister
Explorer Harry Gust Tek-Center Cave Diving Mexico
Lighting Christine Loew Diving Caves
Music Geno LeSage

#MNemo #cavediving #survey #exploration #lightmonkeylights#stringofpearls

 

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development, ProTec

Cenote Tortuga


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I absolutely love this dive site. The salt water passages and phreatic tunnels are something else! This is quite a deep site and great practise for me filming with multiple stages on open circuit. With an average depth of 18m, over an 190 minute dive time, and the remoteness of location requiring some marginally strenuous lifting. We applied extra deco obligations to air on the conservative side at the end of the dive!

It was an awesome three hour dive with Patrick and Hans which allowed them to make some final tweaks to their units and get in some practise together before they headed off to Madagascar for their cave expedition in May 2016.

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Music by Bassline Drift

 

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development, ProTec

ProTec Riverrun Cave Shoot


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We went out for the first time to film as a team on a stage dive at Ponderosa on the River Run line. Rob and Patrick took on the roles of models and Toro and I teamed up as film and lighting crew. It was great to work with someone doing my lighting and also acting as my safety diver. For a first time I think we got some awesome shots, it’s not as easy as it looks! I am very happy with the result!

Underwater film and editing by Katy Fraser
Land film and lighting by Toro

Panasonic GH4
Nauticam Housing/7-14mm lens/Wideangle Dome Port
Keldan Lights Luna 4

Cave Diving Progression

Scuba Diver Life: Out of the Light Zone Part I


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The first of a series of articles I am writing for Naida Aly, Scuba Diver Life. With over 1000000 followers on Facebook I am very excited to write for this website. I think it provides a strong platform to write about what I am doing in terms of my cave diving, filming and photography.

Perfect way to receive some great exposure!

http://scubadiverlife.com/2014/11/21/light-zone-becoming-cave-videographer/