Interview with Scott Portelli Swimming with Gentle Giants Episode 12 Season 1 Salty Journals Podcast

Interview with Scott Portelli on humpbacks, photography and life on the ocean.


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Underwater filmmaker, diver and self-proclaimed pirate Dean Cropp. Inspired by his father, documentary maker and conservationist Ben Cropp, Dean sold his house and now lives on a sailing boat that he travels the world in creating a web series called Barefoot Captain’s Log. On this episode we chat with Dean about life on the boat, how the […]

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August 4, 2020

Erin Carey and her family set out to sail the world with very little previous experience at sea. Having been inspired to take the leap and then following through Erin talks about what it takes to go from zero to sailing hero. With moments of inspiration and perseverance to the incredibly sketchy and borderline dangerous, […]

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It started with a trip to see some friends who were sailing around the Pacific Islands that lead to Billie and Cam buying a boat.  Billie is a 34-year-old physiotherapist, from New Zealand. Cam a teacher from Australia. Cam had been boating for a long time having owned successive runabout.  Billie took the jump and […]

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How to learn freediving? (I hear you ask). Well in this episode we speak with Yoram Zekri who spends his time teaching his students to breathhold for over 4 minutes and dive deeper than 20 meters. Learning to freedive is important if you are a surfer or spend time in the water. So who better […]

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June 21, 2020

Interview with Alex Kydd discussing wildlife photography, epic adventures and life on the reef. Alex regularly swims with Whale Sharks, dives right into the middle of bait balls with sharks and currently spends his days on the Ningaloo Reef. Topics covered in this episode include: Beginners guide to Underwater Wildlife Photography  How Alex made his way […]

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June 15, 2020

If you are a surfer or have seen surfing photos of big cold waves you most likely know the name Russell Ord. Check out this episode where we got the opportunity to sit down with Russell pre lockdown and chat about his work. His images conjure a sense of hard cold watery slab of a […]

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June 9, 2020

Interview with Wallace J Nichols on Episode 5. Do you know that 71 percent of the planet is covered by ocean? It holds the most life, the most diversity, and it’s the source of life. Join us this week as we talk to Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols and explore Blue Mind. In this fascinating interview […]

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For Episode 3 of the podcast we got the absolute honour to sit down with Dr Bill Tai. If you don’t know Bill but you have been using Zoom Video Conferencing during isolation in these past COVID-19 impacted months then you should. Bill was one of the initial investors in Zoom. So in short Bill […]

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May 17, 2020

Join us on Episode 2 of the Salty Journals podcast where we chat with Valentine Thomas. Valentine Thomas traded in her business suit for a wet suit. As a former finance lawyer in London, she felt constricted. Through luck or chance she ended up on a diving adventure in Egypt changed her life. By 2010, […]

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May 10, 2020