Join photographer Michael Patrick O’Neill on August 17 for a very special Social Night: Beauty in the Blackwater.

This type of extreme wildlife photography—at night and in deep water—originated in Hawai‘i and is now popular worldwide including off the southeast coast of Florida, where the narrow continental shelf, deep water, and powerful Gulf Stream current provide the right ingredients for an abundance of marine animals, many of which rise to the ocean’s surface late at night and are accessible to Michael and many other talented photographers. A larval flounder, possibly a Spotfin, Cyclopsetta fimbriata, swims at night in the Gulf Stream several miles offshore Singer Island, Florida.

He will share some of his favorite photos, as well as techniques on how to make compelling images of what many consider the most challenging subjects in underwater photography.

“Dive” into the experience and join us for a Blackwater charter! Call the shop to book your spot, and RSVP for the Social Night to save your seat: 561-840-8750.

Evening’s Itinerary:

6:30 pm to 7 pm: Happy Hour – Enjoy refreshing hors d’oeuvres on us! Bring your favorite “potluck” style dish to share. Sip wine and beer as you chat with fellow guests, the evenings’ presenter, and the Pura Vida Crew. 

7 pm to 7:45 pm: Beauty in the Blackwater presentation by Michael Patrick O’Neill

7:45 pm to 8 pm: Questions & Raffle Drawing

Ready to RSVP? Contact us! or 561-840-875

Please see Michael’s story “Beauty in Blackwater” published last year in Hakai Magazine, a prestigious Victoria, BC based publication focusing on ocean creatures, cultures and science. This story, his first for Hakai, was considered one of the most popular of 2017. Check out more of his stunning photos below…