Category Archives: video

Diving With An Eco Purpose

8-30-18TISIRI divers made a visit to an artificial reef known as the Dorthy Louise barge (DL Barge) in an effort to remove snagged fishing line hazards. The site is approximately 20 miles east of the St Augustine Inlet and is 80 feet deep.https://youtu.be/rgEei6xwyqIThe divers were able...
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Reef Balls Have Landed

8-6-18A few weeks back the USCG (United States Coast Guard) deployed new artificial reef materials offshore Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. Today TISIRI divers Nate Tucei, Ed Kalakauskis, Emily Leone, Glen Hoffman, Joe Kistel and Nick Duin of the City of Jacksonville investigate the new underwater structures. ...
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USGC Reef Habitat Creation

The United States Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville is utilizing recycled navigational aid anchors to create artificial reef habitat offshore northeast Florida.Video segment: Reef Ball and Block Deployment from the Maria Bray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxsVgDiKrsWe are super excited about this collaboration with the Coast Guard. The captain and...
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UWJAX Offshore Underwater Outreach Campaign

An exciting new Jacksonville awareness campaign is in the works called UWJAX. UWJAX stands for Underwater Jacksonville and plans to showcase the offshore and underwater destinations Jacksonville has to offer. Professional high quality video productions will be produced showing the amazing amount of marine life and...
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Christ Statue Resurrected At Leone Reef

7-16-17A statue of Jesus was placed during the John C. Leone Reef in 2015. Hurricane Matthew toppled the statue in 2016. The statue has now been re-erected thanks to divers Jack Leone, Emily Leone, Ed Kalakauskis, Ed Dendor, and Joe Kistel. The project took planning,...
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Jacksonville Reef Update, Floyds Folley

Divers visited the Floyds Folley Reef area this past weekend to check on current conditions of the reefs in this permitted area. There were some rumors of damage since the last hurricane. We first visited the John C. Leone reef and eager search for the statue of Jesus....
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Lionfish Video Draws A Large Viewing Audience

A Lionfish video field produced by TISIRI's Joe Kistel for National Geographic continues to draw in a far reaching audience. The segment demonstrates how Florida is making lemonade from lemons out of the whole invasive Lionfish situation. Areas that a serving Lionfish actually becoming attractions drawing...
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Goliath Grouper National Geographic Story

The Sunday following Thanksgiving National Geographic published this story about Goliath Grouper. TISIRI's Joe Kistel was the field producer and cinematographer, Ed Kalakauskis the support diver, and Larry Davis served as base camp support. A big thanks to Collier County, Chris D'Arco, Dr. Angela Collins, and KrackONoon...
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Over 111,000 Invasive Lionfish Removed From Florida Waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced today that over 111,000 invasive Lionfish have been removed from Florida waters since May of 2016. Pretty awesome but it is important to note that figure is only considering documented Lionfish removals. In all likelihood many more Lionfish have...
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