January Meeting: “Diving the Three Environments of North Sulawesi, Indonesia” by John and Anita Ares
When: January 8th 7pm
Where: Annie Moore’s
50 E. 43rd Street (between Madison and Vanderbilt)
We are starting the year on a high note with two of our most regarded members – John Ares and Dr. Anita Ares. Both are regulars at our monthly meetings as well as Staten Island Sports Divers. This time they will be telling us about their diving adventures in Sualwesi! and will be showing us their pictures and video.
John Ares has been photographing animals since age seven. A professional photographer, John trained as a biologist and has a Masters Degree in Marine Sciences. He is an Imaging Consultant, Professional Photographer, and former PADI Course Director. John has a line of underwater T-Shirts and the archive for his company has over 100,000 photos. They are now being sold on-line at www.JohnAres.com. John has been diving since 1974, has a Masters Degree in Marine Sciences and has taught Underwater Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. While he shoots Nature, Travel, Fine Art and Lifestyle, his main passion is Underwater Photography.
John is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), NY Underwater Photographers Society, NY Sea Gypsies, Staten Island Sport Divers, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a contributor for DivePhotoGuide.com.
Dr. Anita George-Ares
A Marine Environmental Consultant and Photographer, Anita has an extensive resume that includes work with Dr. Eugenie Clark on National Geographic expeditions to Mexico studying the Sleeping Sharks. Anita discovered five new species of fish while doing research at the Smithsonian. She is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame. She was a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and NAUI Instructor and taught SCUBA for 26 years.