Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Sword From Blackbeard’s Ship!

Long-time scuba diver Rick Allen makes his living as an underwater photographer. In 2011, he lost his arm in an accident and vowed that it would not stop him from recovering the pirate Blackbeard's ship from the bottom of the ocean. He was fitted with a prosthesis that would allow him to continue to scuba dive, and carry heavy equipment underwater. In June of 2013, he and his crew recovered a cannon and part of a sword. The sword hilt is so fancy; some speculate it may have belonged to Blackbeard himself. Go to A Sword From Blackbeard's Ship.
See Rick’s footage from the Queen Anne’s Revenge.



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Scuba Divers Swim Among The Sharks! 


On the whole, sport divers are considered an adventuresome sort. Very curious and interested in the world around them. More often than not, they happen to be talented and creative. “Those doing it for a long time become more like amateur marine biologists,” said Rick Allen, who has been doing it for a long time. During this weekend diving expedition, he served as team leader. Allen has built a career as an underwater videographer, documenting undersea life for various projects. He and his wife, Cindy Burnham, own Nautilus Productions LLC in Fayetteville, NC. Read The Story - Scuba divers swim among the sharks - Fayetteville Observer