We’re excited to be screening Blue Notes a new underwater film by local award winning underwater photographer and film maker, Peter Mieras, Owner of Rendevous Dive Adventure in Barkley Sound. This film is a great addition to our Brant Wildlife Festival activities.
Blue Notes will take you on a journey through the amazing array of life that calls the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia home. See their struggle for survival, their intimate moments of mating and other behaviour. We’ve included Peter’s Bio at the end of this post.
Blue Notes will be showing March 20th at 7pm. For more info email or call 250 740-6611
And get tickets soon! Until we get a bigger screen we’re going to limit to 100 tickets so that everyone gets a good view.
Or come early for Dinner and tour the Field Station!
Dinner will be available from 530 to 7:00.
You”ll have your choice of Chili with a bun or Chili Dogs for $8.
If you prefer something lighter, we’ll have healthy snacks, fresh baked pastries and or course Popcorn for $3 each.
We’ll also be selling copies of Peter’s DVD – Kelp and Critters (see below). Proceeds from the evening will go to supporting public education programs at the Field Station.
Born in the water rich country of Netherlands, Peter Mieras’ love of the water and oceans began at an early age. Curious by nature and stimulated by the work of early explorers like Cousteau, Hass and others he was always found close to water if not more often in it. His diving fever took hold in 1982 during a vacation to Egypt where, doing an introduction dive, he had his first shark encounter. That experience left him with two certainties: he absolutely wanted to learn how to dive and he also wanted to know as much as possible about this stunningly beautiful universe.
After successfully completing his initial diving course he became an assistant instructor and spends every free minute diving around the world. His logbook holds a vast collection of dive locations. From Hawaii to the Maldives, Australia to the Caribbean as well as France, Denmark, Holland and many more. His dives ranged from wrecks, reefs, wall, caves to fresh water lakes and rivers. With every dive his urge to share these beautiful places with other became stronger and in 1989 he picked up an underwater camera and began taking photos. His pictures have since been published in magazines, websites and other media. Increasingly he became intrigued with the behavioural side of the underwater life and decided that video was a better media to document this. His early work included short private videos of sharks, wrecks and dive vacations.
In 1996 he visited British Columbia and dove for two weeks in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. He fell in love with Vancouver Island and a little later with Kathy Johnson, a Canadian whom he met in The Netherlands. Together with Kathy, his now wife, he started and ran his own dive training centre in the South of France. However the diving experience on Vancouver Island never left the forefront of his memory and in 2003 he took over “Rendezvous Dive Adventures”, a small diving resort in the heart of Barkley Sound.
Peter and Kathy still live and work in Barkley Sound and form an underwater video and photography couple that continues to explore the oceans.