Force Fins and the Wreck of the Defiance

The wreck of the Defiance has been at rest at 185 feet on the bottom of Lake Huron since October 20th 1854. It collided with the John J. Audubon. It was reported that the Defiance struck the Audubon midships, but details to this day are still mysterious. The Defiance was one of the wrecks that the Ocean Futures Society expedition team dove durning filming the PBS Ocean Adventures TV series.
http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/episodes/treasures/
This short piece is from outtakes from America’s Underwater Treasures http://www.oceanfutures.org/exploration/expeditions/americas-underwater-treasures
and shows the diver using the Excellerating Force Fin to explore the wreck stem to stern.
http://www.forcefin.com/product/XCTD.html
We would like to thank Jean- Michel Cousteau and the entire Ocean Futures Society Staff for providing us with this footage so we could bring you another Force Fin ExperienceĀ®
A special appreciation for time support and shared knowledge goes out to :
Luke Clyburn and the Sea Cadets
http://interseasexploration.org/
Russ Green and the entire staff at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve.
http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/welcome.html

Camera Operator: Chuck Davis
http://www.tidalflatsphoto.com/

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Force Fin and Ocean Futures Society salutes the freedom of all marine mammals everywhere. This piece was shot in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands under the ocean’s surface off the island of Kure during a Ocean Futures Society/KQED expedition for the Jean-Micheal Cousteau Ocean Adventures TV series “Voyage to Kure”
http://66.103.153.153/kure/kure_index.php

The camera operator was Paul Atkins
http://paulatkins.com/home.php?cat_id=43
and the Force Fin Diver is Blair Mott. Blair is using the Ops Force Fin blade,
http://www.forcefin.com/FF_PAGES/FF_Products/ops.htm

designed and built exclusively for the Ocean Futures Society Dive Team.
http://www.oceanfutures.org

Truly a smart design and with the ability to adjust the blade to various stiffness and shape on the fly – puts it in a class of its own.

Enjoy this video as we salute all of the free swimming Marine Mammals of the world.

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Adventure with Excellerating Force Fins

Blair Mott swims on the trail of discovery with his Tan Delta Excellerating Force Fins.
Along the way he fins through his front yard, the Channels Islands National Marine Sanctuary in California, Deco stops in the Gulf after documenting the USS Monitor with Ocean Futures Society, surface swims on his way to capture natural methane gas seeps from the ocean floor with the BBC, and comes up for air with Steve Barsky after talent diving for the up coming Full Face Mask video from Hammer Head Press.
Fining through adventure he shares the screen with Kevin Gurr and a glimpse of the Excellerating Force Fins on descent. Look forward to new trails of discovery with other Force Fin Models.

Blair Mott’s Stunt Double for opening sequence : Nathan Dembeck

The Excellerating Force Fin feature a long, scooped blade with recoiling underside ribs that catapult you forward for instant acceleration. Clean leading edges for turbulence-free, rapid response to changes in direction and tapered trailing edges snap for extra propulsion. They are adaptable for optional Force Wings which allow you to control the way the water works for you. When positioned parallel to your direction of travel, they stabilize and track your fin.
http://www.forcefin.com/FF_PAGES/FF_Products/excel_force_product.htm

http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/episodes/treasures/guide/monitor.html
http://www.hammerheadpress.com/

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