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Freediving the True Wet Suit with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays

One day I woke up and realized that somehow I am making photos that blow my mind.  Honestly, how did I get lucky enough to take photographs below the surface of the ocean? I seek to be humble and continue to pinch myself daily and thank God I get paid to swim with a camera underwater… with Manta Rays!

I owe many thanks to my friend and free diver “Peter Bonac” for trusting me to do what I love to do. We have been shooting together now for a few years! BTW, check out more of Peter’s photos swimming at the Cancun Underwater Museum and in a few epic cenotes around the Riviera Maya.

This time we are going out in the open ocean off the coast of Cancun / Isla Mujeres Mexico. We want to see the giant whale shark “Tiburon Ballena” and shoot some impromptu action shots with whatever comes our way.  Why so impromptu? Not much time for posing tips or organization on getting your [email protected]!!T together… just go… full speed and see what happens.

Peter had the idea to bring a cool wetsuit that Oceaner made to look like a real suit because it is neoprene pants but goes one step further with a suit jacket made from neoprene.  Finish with a pressed dress shirt and black tie.

The concept – “Boards to business.”

BTW, This was the first time in my life that I had ever seen a giant manta ray and the first time seeing one next to a man wearing a boards to business true wet suit.  By the end of the day I had officially reached “Mind Blown” status… wow, I just can’t believe I am making these pictures.

I’m also surrounded by natural aquifers throughout the region of the Yucatan Peninsula. Ancient Mayan civilizations once thrived in this region and depended on these waters as a source for life.  Locally, they call them “Cenotes” and they are known to be some of the largest underground caves in the world.  Exploring them yields some of the most epic photography opportunities.

*Coming soon, Peter where are we going next amigo?

Photos and Text by Matt Adcock

BTW, check out Peter’s company Mobiado… first company to offer CNC machined smart phones created from aircraft aluminum.  *I personally love the  Professional 3 GCB – Year of the Monkey edition.  I admire the designer and the dreamer behind his creative process.

-Peter Bonac started every collection with an idea or concept that held true to his vision. His engineering physics degree as well as his four generations of technical family history influenced his design. Using engineering principles such as straight lines, perfectly flat surfaces, and circular buttons, Peter Bonac was able to transform mobile phones into Precision Mobile Instruments. This is the epitome of what he calls “Engineering Art”.

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