Art and Photography

Episode 26: Shavardo Wilson

Shavardo Wilson and All Angles of the Bahamas

In Episode 26 we speak with Shavardo Wilson, a native of the Bahamas who has built a rich life in and over the ocean. Shavardo shares his experience growing up with an ocean-focused family and finding his way as boat captain and scuba diver in this beautiful set of islands. We hear stories of sharks, shipwrecks, and finding Shavardo’s passion for drones and capturing images of his home waters from above. Shavardo also shares his perspective on changes occurring in the Bahamas over his lifetime and what it means to him to be able to enjoy this beautiful place.

Shavardo Wilson Drone This Ocean Life Podcast

Episode 13: Steiny

Jonathan Steinberg and Style for the Ages

In Episode #13 of This Ocean Life podcast we speak with Jonathan Steinberg, aka Steiny, a man of the surfmat who has kept his ocean life real since the 1960’s growing up in Southern California. Steiny shares his perspective on enjoying life riding waves and sharing his ocean experience with friends and family. Steiny gives us the low down on the forgotten art of wave riding on the surfmat and the ever-tranquil longboard kelp bed fishing. We also get inspired by hearing about the Ride-A-Wave foundation that takes any less fortunate or disabled person out for a day in the waves. This is a really fun epsiode with an amazing character and man of the ocean.

Steiny Lingcod This Ocean Life Podcast

Episode 8: David Ochoa

David Ochoa and Being in the Pursuit

In Episode #8 of This Ocean Life podcast we speak with David Ochoa, accomplished spearfisherman and co-creator of the amazing film, Aqua Negra. David shares his stories of growing up in Portugal and learning to spearfish in the Azores while pursuing a university degree in film making. We hear about David’s experience in Cape Verde, a remote location off the African coast where David and team filmed Aqua Negra and pursued their search for new water, new experiences, and new friendships. Aqua Negra is a beautiful and amazing film — you do not have to love spearfishing to love this movie.

David Ochoa

Episode 6: Lidija Lijic

Lidija Lijic and a Breathless Life

In Episode #6 of This Ocean Life podcast we speak with Lidija Lijic, an amazing athlete who has earned multiple world freediving records while enjoying adventures around the world. Lidija shares her passion for freediving and pushing personal limits, both physical and mental, to achieve amazing goals including the high altitude breath hold record (in the Himalayas!) and distance free dive record under ice. Her perspective on life, community, travel, and personal endurance are awesome and inspiring.

Lidija Lijic freediving

Episode 5: Amadeo Bachar

Amadeo Bachar and the Intersection of Ocean and Art

In this episode we talk with Amadeo Bachar, a man of the ocean who has carved out an amazing life in the water spearing, surfing, fishing while building his professional life out of the water drawing and painting ocean imagery. Amadeo shares his stories of growing up in an ocean-focused family hunting and gathering along the California coast and his transition into a world-renowned artist. We hear Amadeo’s rad stories from bagging a 63-lb white seabass to finding zen in his art and raising his daughter to find her own ocean life.

Definitely go check out Amadeo’s art on WWW.ABACHAR.COM.

Amadeo Bachar art