Bottom Time Productions Shoot an Episode in Belize for Dive Travel TV
Belize City, Belize, Monday, January 24th, 2011 — Bottom Time writer and producer Eleanor Willis and her crew spent five days in Belize, January 15th through 19th, producing an episode for the television series Dive Travel TV.
The television crew visited Placencia where they engaged in a night-dive at Mosquito Caye, located eleven miles from Placencia. They did day-dives at Ranguana and Pompian Cayes, experiencing the splendors of the underwater world of Belize for the first time. The group was also introduced to Belizean wildlife as they toured Monkey River and saw various species of birds, iguanas, howler monkeys and crocodiles. The final leg of their itinerary took them to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, for dives at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Esmeralda dive sites, where they dived with nurse sharks, stingrays, turtles, and octopus, among various species of coral and fish.
Bottom Time produces the series Dive Travel TV which visits dive destinations showcasing not only the diving, but also incorporating a unique twist of highlighting the diversity of the location. Dive Travel TV airs on the cable channel Untamed Sports TV which has 24 million subscribers and the independent broadcast station in Philadelphia, WFMZ which has 7 million subscribers. Outside of being aired on TV, additional video footage, podcasts and feature stories on Belize will be made available online at www.divetraveltv.com.
Eleanor was accompanied by camera crew, Dennis Willis and Shawn Willis and hosts Robert Miracle and Andrea Ocampo.
Participating private sector partners who assisted in making this trip a success included Tropic Air, The Inn @ Roberts Grove, Ambergris Lake Villas, Victoria House, The Villas @ Banyan Bay, Ramon’s Village Resort, Hugh Parkey’s Dive Connections and Splash Dive Center.
About Dive Travel TV
Dive Travel TV is a travel TV program created by professionals with over 30 years of experience in travel and scuba diving. Each episode the program Hosts travel to dive destinations with the viewer by their side. In addition to the wonders within oceans, the program shows viewers the local cuisine, accommodations, adventure activities and “must see or do” while at that location creating an appeal to non-divers as well. Viewers are taken on a unique journey – immersed in an incredible experience through strong, stunning video, and interesting, memorable characters. The feel of the program is one of activity and adventure in a style that combines professional filming with a personal home video touch giving it that reality show appeal so popular with today’s viewers.
Denny & Eleanore Willis have produced a travel TV program for four years now and are shooting their 5th season. With additional backgrounds as Professional Scuba Instructors and Travel Agents, they bring to the program a realism that viewers enjoy when watching DIVE TRAVEL TV. Their son Shawn, a graduate of Full Sail College’s Film Dept. has contributed to directing and production of the program. Shawn is currently living in NY City working on NBC’s Law & Order CI.