Here are some useful links. These are all friends that are close to my heart. That’s because they spread and share the joy of being in, on and under the water with their hearts and souls—and they do it through great projects and businesses that enrich and inspire life.
Muchiiiissimas Gracias a los OCEAN BROTHERS Francisco y Armando del Rosario.
If you want to find out even more about apnea, creative underwater filming or about the rich flora and fauna of the Canary Islands, I recommend Ocean Brothers. Most of the spectacular apnea pictures on this website come from Francisco’s lens. A lot of what I was allowed to learn about the flora and fauna of the Canary Islands came from them.
Special thanks to Günter and Jutta Baumgärtel. Most of the fantastic pictures in the flora and fauna gallery were taken by Günter. If you’d like to explore the water around La Restinga with scuba gear, I highly recommend Günter, the head of FanDiving El Hierro:
Wim Geirnaert founded the Clean Ocean Project in Fuerteventura in 2002. A brand that is committed to the protection of the ocean. With spectacular beach cleaning activities, Clean Ocean Project has captured a lot of attention. It’s not only an huge group of surfers from all over the world, but also lots of tourists committed to the idea that acting is more surprising and useful than talking about problems. Driven by the belief that everyone is part of the solution.
Xandi Kreuzeder former windsurfing pro and first class photographer, Joao Parrinha and Luis de Dios, were on a surf trip when they decided to call attention to sea pollution using art made of flotsam and jetsam. It’s fantastic and imaginative what these artists and true watermen have brought to life: Skeleton Sea! Not just an inspiring art gallery of a different kind. Together with Xandi’s wife Isabell, a former snowboard pro and an expert on PR and organization, the artists are also devoted to awareness training. With workshops in schools, they advise the next generation about sea pollution and avoiding waste.
Beach cleaning and sustainable surfing workshops— that show how to shape your own wood board—and ocean awareness workshops are just a few of the “creative volcanos” activities.