“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland
When photographer Matt Porteous founded his latest venture, Ocean Culture Life, his aim was simple. To help educate about the importance of preserving the world’s oceans by capturing the truth, beauty and simplicity of people and places connected to the waters.
The United Kingdom-based photographer has always had a strong connection with the ocean. So much so, that he calls the Channel Island of Jersey his home. There, he hooked up with free-diving superman and filmmaker Luke Hosty, who recently made this incredible film highlighting his adventure in South Africa. Together, they document the Ocean Culture Life in the waves from the Maldives to Hawaii and everywhere in between.
The team at Resource Travel is excited to announce that we have partnered with Ocean Culture Life to bring you deep into the blue waves to see the world that most of us don’t often experience. The world that exists deep below the surface. And we are even more excited to announce that our first project starts today, as we travel to the paradise that is known as Tahiti with our friends at G-Technology for two weeks of diving, snorkeling, and whatever else we can think of doing in paradise.
Follow along with our journey on the Resource Travel Instagram (where we will be posting Stories too!) as well as our Facebook. The Ocean Culture Life Instagram will also be alive and kicking, but who are we kidding. Even without Tahiti content coming up, their IG is chalk full of awesome.
What better way to introduce our readers to Matt and Luke than by sharing a recent photo series of an early morning freedive on The Big Island Hawaii with a pod of spinner dolphins and a couple of dogs? Check out the incredible photos and film and get ready for some really cool projects that we will have over the next 12 months!