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Dakuwaqa’s Garden – Underwater footage from Fiji & Tonga


For today… here’s a little corner of untouched paradise!
Wishing to all my fellow bloggers a very good weekend ­čÖé

Uploaded on Oct 4, 2011
Underwater footage shot whilst scuba diving in the Fiji islands and Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more marine life from the south Pacific.

Please “like”, favorite, share, or leave a comment here or on my channel at http://www.youtube.com/bubblevision. My Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/bubblevision and I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at http://www.bubblevision.com, where you can also license rights managed and royalty free stock footage.

The coral reefs of the south Pacific are alive with a huge variety of tropical fish and marine critters. A great way to explore them is to scuba dive with the Nai’a liveaboard based in Fiji. I was working as the Nai’a’s video pro when I shot this footage. See http://www.naia.com.fj/

The underwater footage was shot in high definition HDV 1080i 60i with my Sony HVR-Z1P HDV camera in a Light & Motion Bluefin HD housing. The footage was converted to 720p for YouTube using my high quality method:
http://www.bubblevision.com/underwate…

The music is “In the Meadows” by Stephen Richard Thomas Brown, under a Creative Common licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b….
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View the names of all the dive sites and names of all the tropical fish and other marine life by turning on closed captions with the CC button. Here is the full shot list of species and dive sites. You can find more complete information at http://www.bubblevision.com/underwate… :

0:04 – “E6”, Bligh Water, Fiji
0:06 – Reticulated Dascyllus at “Maytag”
0:09 – “Mushrooms”, Namena Marine Reserve
0:11 – “Coral Corner”
0:13 – “Maytag”
0:15 – “Coral Corner”
0:17 – “Mellow Yellow”
0:20 – “E6”
0:22 – Chironephthya corals at “Mount Mutiny”
0:24 – Cave at “Lion’s Den” near Wakaya Island
0:28 – Chironephthya corals at “The Whole Shebang”
0:31 – “The Whole Shebang”
0:33 – “Mellow Yellow”
0:35 – “E6”
0:37 – “Kansas” at North Save-a-Tack
0:39 – Lyretail anthias at “Howard’s Diner”
0:43 – “Maytag”
0:45 – Banded sea krait at “Jim’s Alley” near Gau Island
0:52 – Pacific sailfin tang
0:54 – Button polyps at “Humann Nature”
0:56 – Urn ascidians at “Becky’s” near Makogai Island
0:59 – Pom pom Xenia
1:03 – Barberi clownfish
1:05 – Barberi clownfish at “Cat’s Meow”
1:07 – Barberi clownfish
1:11 – Pink anemonefish
1:13 – Blueband gobies
1:16 – Firefish at Lua Lafalafa Reef, Tonga
1:18 – Orbicular batfish
1:20 – Teira batfish over the “Nasi Yalodina” wreck
1:22 – Elongate surgeonfish
1:24 – Blackfin barracuda
1:27 – Bigeye trevallies at “Grand Central Station”
1:29 – Schooling bannerfish at “School House”
1:31 – Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish
1:33 – Blue and gold fusiliers over yellow scroll coral at Nigali Passage
1:35 – Barcheek trevally at “Tetons”
1:37 – Golden damsel & bluestreak cleaner wrasse
1:40 – Blue and gold fusilier and bluestreak cleaner wrasse
1:42 – Sunburst anthias at “Palako’s Patch”
1:44 – Speckled damsel spawning at Uoleva Point
1:46 – Arc-eye hawkfish at “Anthias Avenue”
1:38 – Longsnout flathead at Luangahu Reef
1:51 – Ribbon eel at “Tetons”
1:53 – Giant moray
1:55 – Juvenile rockmover wrasse at “Two Thumbs Up”
1:57 – Firefish
2:00 – Red lionfish
2:02 – Whitetip reef shark under “Kansas”
2:04 – Grey reef shark
2:10 – Sinularia corals
2:12 – Blue-spotted puffer
2:15 – Blackspotted puffer at Ha’afeva Island, Tonga
2:17 – Blue-green Chromis
2:21 – Red lionfish
2:23 – Zebra lionfish at Luangahu Reef
2:28 – Coral grouper at “Becky’s”
2:30 – Dwarf hawkfish
2:32 – Scorpionfish
2:34 – Randall’s prawn-goby
2:36 – Signalfin goby
2:39 – Gorgeous prawn goby & snapping shrimp
2:41 – Weedy pygmy seahorse
2:43 – Ornate ghost pipefish
2:47 – Ornate ghost pipefish eggs in brooding pouch
2:50 – Christmas tree worm
2:53 – Manta ray at Vatu Vai
2:58 – Hawksbill turtle
3:03 – Humpback whale mother and calf at Ha’apai, Tonga
3:10 – Malabar grouper
3:15 – Honeycomb coral
3:19 – “Lion’s Den”
3:21 – “Mushrooms”
3:23 – “Coral Corner”
3:25 – “Mushrooms”
3:28 – Whitemargin unicornfish
3:30 – Dendronephthya soft coral
3:32 – Bigeye barracuda
3:35 – “Gomo”
3:39 – “Nasi Yalodina” wreck
3:41 – “E6”
3:43 – Lance blenny
3:45 – Triplespot blenny
3:48 – Valentini puffer
3:50 – Parrotfish at Nukupule
3:52 – Bluespotted ribbontail ray
3:54 – Blotched fantail ray at Ha’afeva Island
3:56 – Orange mantis shrimp
3:59 – Sexy shrimp
4:01 – Day octopus
4:04 – Fuchsia flatworms mating
4:07 – Bullock’s Hypselodoris
4:09 – Spanish dancer
4:14 – Spanish dancer at Ha’afeva Island
4:18 – Brown booby at Vatu-i-ra

Dakuwaqa is a shark-god from Fijian mythology. Learn about him at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEHydv…
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Quick, cheap & easy mock cheese cake recipe


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A cup of tea & sheer bliss!
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This is a very easy recipe with very common and inexpensive ingredients. Besides a blender it doesn’t need any machinery. As I’ve told you in previous posts, I don’t have too much patience nor time for lengthy and complicated recipes.
As I’m on a macrobiotic food plan I don’t eat dairy products so, this is a perfect alternative. The taste is not the one of cheese but it’s nevertheless a delicious cake.
Let me know the results if you feel like venturing in the experience (for the fun) of a cozy Sunday afternoon ­čÖé

Crust Ingredients
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Crust dough
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1. 3 cups of fine oat (or refine it with mixer)
2. 1 cup regular flower (wholemeal for a natural touch)
3. 1/2- or 1 cup rice malt if desired sweeter (sugar or honey)
4. 3/4 cup oil (of your choice)

Method
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1. Mix ingredients with a spoon
2. Apply on a baking sheet in a mold, flattening it with a spoon
3. Put in preheated oven for 10 mn on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit
4. Put out to cool

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Filling ingredient
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1. 500 gr= 17.63 ounces plain fresh Tofu
2. 4- or 8 (for sweeter) heaped tbsp rice malt (sugar or honey for some)
3. 1 tbsp vanilla essence or pure vanilla powder if available
4. 1 tsp lemon juice
5. 1/2 tsp sea salt (for yin & yang balance)
6. 1/4 cup arrowroot or corn flour if unavailable (it’s cheaper too)

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Tofu filling mixed
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Method
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1. Press tofu to remove liquid
2. Mix all ingredients with blender in bowl till creamy
3. Pour unto crust and flatten with spoon
4. As an option you can add raisins or whatever you fancy. Nuts, dried fruits…
5. Put in (the same degree) preheated oven for 30 mn. Turn off.
Leave in oven for another 30 mn. Take out.
6. Remove from mold only 6 hrs after
7. Serve preferably 2-3 days after being stored in fridge but mine have enjoyed it straight away ­čÖé

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Ready to bake
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…and ready to eat!
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