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UNDERWATER by KRISS on 09 february 2017

After carefully preparing all my equipment I am now loaded like a donkey for a day at the water park ! Yay.
But I don’t mind I would do that anytime in a heartbeat.
Today I am shooting mermaids in an enormous fish tank.
I will be swimming with black tip sharks and turtles and huge manta rays and moray eels (I have to look out for them nasty bites).
I can’t wait !

When I arrive at Vinpearl I am walking straight towards the aquarium and I realise maybe it’s going to be difficult to explain what I am doing here.

Two girls are opening the doors of the aquarium for me and I ask them if they are expecting me.
Ok, it’s gonna be difficult.

- I am shooting the mermaids at 11 this morning in the aquarium.
- oh, no no sir you cannot in the aquarium, outside aquarium.
- No, your manager is Ok, she is expecting me, expecting me.
- Excpecting ???

- Dung your manager, can you call her.

Fortunately, that saved me, I had kept her telephone number and they called her right away.
She asked me to wait in the aquarium and I sat down in front of the aquarium where I would be diving in an hour.

Minutes can last forever sometimes, this was one of those times, I kept looking around, never saw anyone and started to wonder if I would get enough time to prepare everything on time for the show.

And then a young man with a staff tee shirt came to me and told me to follow him.
He was very nice, didn’t speak much english but I gathered he was one of the divers that were ensuring safety during the show.
In fact he was the one that looked after me during the show.

He opened a door in the wall and I now was behind the scene with aquarium and fish smells.
I started to get really excited and made sure I wasn’t making any mistake when mounting my housing.
I opened the lens as much as I could, f4 being my limit on that lens, the place was pretty dark and I guessed I’d definitely need that wide aperture.
I should have brought the 35mm f1.4 I knew it (I actually hesitated before leaving for the airport).

Now Dung had joined us and she explains to me I have to shower and get my swimsuit on.
A few minutes later I am in the pre-pool, testing my housing has no leaks and we are soon joined by two vietnamese girls who finish to get ready for the show.
They seem amused to see me but they honestly don’t care much.
I’d love to communicate with them, tell them what I wish them to do but they don’t speak a word of english.
Dung is helping me translate but she won’t be coming with us in the aquarium and explaining how to move is going to be difficult through someone else translating.
It doesn’t matter, I’m just going to shoot what I can and have a fab time !

I didn’t get nice clean angles during the show because I had to stay clear from the window not to disturb the show.
I know Kate and Rose are watching it and getting a glimpse at me and I am so happy.

Once the show over, I get about 15 minutes to shoot them and I’d love to spend my day in this aquarium and I would need more time to get smashing results but I’ve already been given a fantastic opportunity, it’s just up to me not to screw it up ! My weight belt is a bit too heavy and I am struggling keeping myself afloat, I am out of breath when I dive and the mermaids are so comfortable I can hardly follow them.
Anyways it’s time for us to part and I’ll have to wait to discover what precious images I have in my camera.
Here are some of them !

#mermaids #vinpearlland #luckybastard

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

DIVING WITH MERMAIDS

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Anonymous on 2017-02-10
Un rêve encore que tu réalises ...

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