Living Sea Images Marine Life Photography

Upcoming Author Events, Image Shows, and Lectures

Off The Familiar Path:
A Narrated Journey through Photos with the Aqua Tutus Dive Club

Thursday evening April 4, 2019
Ricky’s Sports Theatre & Grill
15028 Hesperian Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94578

Marc Shargel's words and photographs will carry members of the Aqua Tutus Dive Club to the Jardines de la Reina marine reserve in Cuba and remote dive sites along California's Big Sur Coast. There will also be stops to visit the sun and moon and a surprise or two along the way.

In February of 2018, Shargel visited Cuba for just over two weeks, spending half of that time diving in a marine reserve near the size of all of California's marine reserves put together.  The Jardines de la Reina marine reserve was established more than 20 years before the great majority of California's reserves, too. Jardines de la Reina has been described by some Caribbean experts as the closest any of us will ever come to seeing that sea as it was 50 or 100 years ago. Shargel has also been diving the coast of California for more than 40 years. Among the highlights of that career have been ten multi-day expeditions down the Big Sur coast. He made his first boat trip south of Point Sur in the company of renowned marine explorer Robert Schmieder, back in the early 1990s. His presentation will include astonishing images from remote and very deep Schmieder Bank.

Shargel will also share the photographic results of his observations of total eclipses of the sun and moon.

Marc Shargel has presented at Aqua Tutus meetings in previous years both to show his photography and advocate for marine conservation.

Check for meeting details at the Aqua Tutus website, or come to Ricky's at 7:30 (map).

The public—that's you—is welcome to join us. The meeting details are all here.


We Take Requests!

If you'd like to have Marc speak to your group, send an email here.


Video Voyages

In the autumn of 2016 we created two short videos, and you don't have to travel or even wait a moment to see them! Just click below.

Video from Marc Shargel's recent Galápagos expedition:Link to Galapagos Video


Video from Central California, Fiji and British Columbia, 2012-2016:
Link to California Video

If you'd like to arrange a date for a presentation to your group, send us an email. If you're wondering whether our presentations are a good match for your group or event, have a look at the events we've done in the past.

Marc Shargel has been a frequent presenter at clubs and civic groups all over Northern and Central California. More than a dozen clubs, as well as civic and volunteer groups, have seen his talks "Islands of the Eastern Pacific" and "An Underwater Swim Across the Pacific." In 2001 he presented images of endangered Manatees from West Florida. In 2002 his presentations featured images from the South Pacific Islands of Palau, Yap, and Bali.

Current and Upcoming Photo Shows     

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Four days: Saturdays and Sundays
October 5-6 & 19-20, 2019
11:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

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Our Thanks to all the organizations who have
hosted our presentations:

Felton Library Friends
Community of Digital Artists, Scotts Valley
Pro Scuba Dive Center of Scotts Valley
TEDx Monterey
Northern California Dive & Travel Expo
Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA
Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA
The Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
The Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Martha's Bookstore
Alacosta Divers dive club
Orchard School
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Aquarius Aquarium Institute, Fresno, CA
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Amigos del Mar
The San Jose Flipper Dippers
The Explorers Club of Northern California
Soquel High School
Kelp Klimbers of Monterey
Adventure Sports
Monterey Peninsula Underwater Photographers
Northern California Underwater Photographic Society
Vaqueros del Mar
Tandem Dive Club
San Francisco Reef Divers
Northern California Rainbow Divers
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Bargetto Winery
The Monterey Shootout
Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley

Our Thanks to all the organizations
who have sponsored our shows:

Edward Jones Investments
Outback Trading Company, Felton
Peace United Church
Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Felton Branch
The Satellite Telework Centers, Felton and Scotts Valley locations
San Francisco Reef Divers

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Arts Council Santa Cruz County
The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
The Otter Project
Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Bay Photo Lab
Aldo's Italian Bakery
Bargetto Winery
Elegant Earth Gallery
County of Santa Cruz





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