31 episodes

A podcast about underwater photography, diving and adventure travel hosted by Todd Reimer and Dalton Hamm. As the podcast grows, we are hoping to have discussions with some of the most interesting folks in the industry. We will also give tips to those starting out, talk about our favorite places to travel and dive, and do photo critiques.But as we divers like to do, we also will talk shop with friends and trade fun stories with our community. We hope to make this an interactive community, so please send us your question and comments of what you would like to hear on future episodes.

The Aquatic Life Todd Reimer and Dalton Hamm

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A podcast about underwater photography, diving and adventure travel hosted by Todd Reimer and Dalton Hamm. As the podcast grows, we are hoping to have discussions with some of the most interesting folks in the industry. We will also give tips to those starting out, talk about our favorite places to travel and dive, and do photo critiques.But as we divers like to do, we also will talk shop with friends and trade fun stories with our community. We hope to make this an interactive community, so please send us your question and comments of what you would like to hear on future episodes.

    031 - Sail Away With The Wayward Life!

    031 - Sail Away With The Wayward Life!

    Taryn and Logan have given up traditional living and are working on realizing their dreams of sailing around the world from their home base in Canada.  They have been documenting their trials, tribulations and triumphs on their fantastic YouTube channel, called "The Wayward Life".

    In this episode, we talk to them from their newest boat, Papa Rumba about what it has taken to get to this point in their sailing adventure, their plans for the future and so much more.  Of course talk about diving and photography along the way, and even get to meet their doggie crew member, Max.

    So, put on your captains hat, practice tying some knots while you listen to 2 of the nicest folks you've ever met explain how adventurous life is like out on the high seas!

    [Photo Courtesy of Mae Ying and Marty Bowles]

    The Wayward Life Social Media:
    YouTube: The Wayward Life
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewaywardlife
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.wayward.life/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewaywardlife/
    Webpage: https://www.the-wayward-life.com

    In other news, it's our 1 year anniversary! Thanks to our loyal listeners for sticking with us this long, and telling your friends about us.

    Check Out Dalton's Class During the Kelby One Online Conference:
    https://kelbyonelive.com/outdoor-conference?af=outdoordalton


    More Info About The Aquatic Life
    Check out more great podcasts and other great dive info on our website: http://theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    You can subscribe to The Aquatic Life on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, and all major podcast apps (RSS)

    Email us questions and comments at feedback@theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    The Aquatic Life Social Media Pages:
    Twitter: AquaticLifePod
    Facebook: TheAquaticLifePodcast
    Instagram: TheAquaticLifePodcast

    Help Us Grow The Community:
    *** Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcast content from.  It would help us to grow the community and means a lot to us.  Thanks!***

    • 1 hr 34 min
    030: Ronan Debelius - Life of a Liveaboard Cruise Director in Indonesia

    030: Ronan Debelius - Life of a Liveaboard Cruise Director in Indonesia

    Ronan Debelius was the cruise director of the prestigious Coralia Liveaboard in Indonesia when Todd met him last year.  Ever since we started this podcast, we wanted to have Ronan on to chat to share his experiences.

    Ronan was born in Germany, but his mom is Indonesian.  A desire to get in touch with his roots, and strong family ties to the dive industry lead him to work all over Indonesia at some of the most prestigious dive operations all over the country for the past  7 years.   

    In today's episode, we chat about everything from what it is like to be one of the youngest cruise directors in Indonesia, to how COVID has impacted the dive operators and staff, and much more!  Of course Ronan shares some of his favorite places to dive and answers the 'Dive Brief' questionnaire too.

    Check out the YouTube version of the interview here!

    Check out some of the amazing places Ronan has worked:
    Coralia Liveaboard
    Pindito Liveaboard
    Lembeh Resort

    [All photos courtesy of Ronan Debelius]

    Feedback:
    If you have thoughts, ideas or comments, email us at feedback@theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    Help Us Grow The Community:
    *** Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcast content from.  It would help us to grow the community and means a lot to us.  Thanks!***

    You can subscribe to The Aquatic Life on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, and all major podcast apps (RSS)

    The Aquatic Life Social Media Pages:
    Website: TheAquaticLifePodcast.com
    Twitter: AquaticLifePod
    Facebook: TheAquaticLifePodcast
    Instagram: TheAquaticLifePodcast

    • 1 hr 28 min
    029: Erin Quigley of "Go Ask Erin" Teaches Underwater Photographers Post Processing

    029: Erin Quigley of "Go Ask Erin" Teaches Underwater Photographers Post Processing

    Erin Quigley is known for helping underwater photographers all around the world improve their post processing skills through courses, webcasts and workshops on "Go Ask Erin".   But, she has a fascinating past starting out in theater and hollywood before she even became a diver. 

    Erin tells us some amazing stories about her need to get away from the demanding set of a TV show actually was the catalyst to transitioning into underwater photography education. 

    In addition to talking about all of the cool offerings available, Erin has some great tips for new underwater photographers, and of course we geek out about all things PhotoShop and Lightroom, and have tons of laughs all along the way.

    Watch The Chat On YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/iowK1508OY4

    Free Resources: 
    Check out Erin's keyboard shortcuts and recommended lightroom folder structure here.

    Social Media:
    "Go Ask Erin"
    Website: https://www.goaskerin.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoAskErin

    Erin's Quigley's Personal Pages:
    Facebook - https://twitter.com/erinbaby
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/erinbaby
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sugarqb/


    More Info About The Aquatic Life
    Check out more great podcasts and other great dive info on our website: http://theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    You can subscribe to The Aquatic Life on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, and all major podcast apps (RSS)

    Email us questions and comments at feedback@theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    The Aquatic Life Social Media Pages:
    Twitter: AquaticLifePod
    Facebook: TheAquaticLifePodcast
    Instagram: TheAquaticLifePodcast

    Help Us Grow The Community:
    *** Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcast content from.  It would help us to grow the community and means a lot to us.  Thanks!***

    • 1 hr 37 min
    028: WetPixel's Adam Hanlon

    028: WetPixel's Adam Hanlon

    Adam Hanlon is the owner and editor of WetPixel, the largest online community for underwater photographers.  In our chat, he shares how went from being a part of the WetPixel community, to meeting the company's founder, Eric Cheng, and eventually taking over the reigns as editor of the community.  We also talk about WetPixel's new YouTube series "WetPixel Live", which he does with regularly with Alex Mustard. 

    We cover tons of fun personal stories, share some of his favorite places to dive, and look at a few of his favorite photos. Check out the show notes to see the pictures referenced in this episode:

    Adam Hanlon Show Notes
    You can also watch our interview on YouTube

    Check out Adam and Wetpixel’s social media accounts and be sure to give them a follow.  He’ll be happy to tell you more about Wetpixel, diving around the world, marine conservation and more!
    Website – wetpixel.comInstagram – wetpixelgramFacebook – WetpixelTwitter – wet-pixelDiving Education: The Dive School @ Capernwray(All pictures courtesy and copyright of Adam Hanlon)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    027: Safety Gear - PLBs, First Aid and Radios

    027: Safety Gear - PLBs, First Aid and Radios

    Todd and Dalton discuss if it's worth it to invest in a personal locator beacon for divers and other adventure travelers.  We discuss a few different devices that are available and in which circumstance each one is best.

    A few of the models discussed are shown below:
    Nautilus Lifeline
    ACR Rescuelink
    Garmin InReach Mini

    We also chat about a few media items, including the following shows:
    David Attennborough: A Life On Our Planet
    My Octopus Teacher

    Feedback:
    If you have thoughts, ideas or comments, email us at feedback@theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    Help Us Grow The Community:
    *** Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcast content from.  It would help us to grow the community and means a lot to us.  Thanks!***

    You can subscribe to The Aquatic Life on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, and all major podcast apps (RSS)

    The Aquatic Life Social Media Pages:
    Website: TheAquaticLifePodcast.com
    Twitter: AquaticLifePod
    Facebook: TheAquaticLifePodcast
    Instagram: TheAquaticLifePodcast

    More About your Hosts:

    Todd Reimer
    Portfolio: toddreimerphoto.com
    Facebook: todd.s.reimer
    Instagram: tsreimer
    Twitter: tsreimer
    Dalton Hamm
    Portfolio: daltonhamm.com
    Dive Instruction: piratedivecrew.com
    Facebook: daltonhammphotography
    Instagram: daltonhammphotography
    Youtube: Dalton Hamm Photography

    • 48 min
    026: Gear Talk - The New GoPro Hero 9 Details & Silly Scuba News

    026: Gear Talk - The New GoPro Hero 9 Details & Silly Scuba News

    Dalton and Todd talk about the new features of the just announced GoPro Hero 9 and discuss if it's worth getting.  We also cover some silly scuba news.

    Feedback:
    If you have thoughts, ideas or comments, email us at feedback@theaquaticlifepodcast.com

    Help Us Grow The Community:
    *** Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcast content from.  It would help us to grow the community and means a lot to us.  Thanks!***

    You can subscribe to The Aquatic Life on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, and all major podcast apps (RSS)

    The Aquatic Life Social Media Pages:
    Website: TheAquaticLifePodcast.com
    Twitter: AquaticLifePod
    Facebook: TheAquaticLifePodcast
    Instagram: TheAquaticLifePodcast

    More About your Hosts:

    Todd Reimer
    Portfolio: toddreimerphoto.com
    Facebook: todd.s.reimer
    Instagram: tsreimer
    Twitter: tsreimer
    Dalton Hamm
    Portfolio: daltonhamm.com
    Dive Instruction: piratedivecrew.com
    Facebook: daltonhammphotography
    Instagram: daltonhammphotography
    Youtube: Dalton Hamm Photography

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Geesus Kristos ,

Stick that Groupon up ur a**

Hahaha. Who is this Derek guy? He’s kinda abrasive but super funny. Can’t wait to catch his next visit. Maybe he wants to join me in the Maldives. Hahahaha

Cambodian driver # 2255 ,

Wonderful

As far as underwater, I sometimes get to the deep end of the pool, and photography left me at black and white.
But I have seen marvelous photos from these guys, travel, sports and especially underwater. Todd has such an affinity for the creatures he finds, from the big ol’ sharks to the teeny tiny seahorses. The focuses are so sharp and the colors vibrant.
I especially love their respect for not only personal safety and respect for other divers. But most certainly the ecological concerns - “Take only photos, leave only bubbles”. Touch only with your focus.
Very worth while podcast for anyone with varied interests.
GN

N. brevirostris ,

Great Podcast!

I don't find a lot of interesting podcast content about the oceans so I'm glad these guys can offer such qualty aquatic content!

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