You Gotta EAT EM to BEAT EM! Sailing Vessel Delos- Ep. 210

what [? a lot ?] of people say, we built this
originally from our homeland, like my old man say,
there’s nothing impossible. So we [INAUDIBLE] straight
from the crew out to the blue, we represent the voices of
my ancestors [INAUDIBLE].. Day five. Is it day five? I don’t know how many
days we’ve been diving. Maybe longer than that. And yesterday we kind
of explored these areas. Delos is anchored here. But what we really want
to do, is get out here to Little Tobago
and check out some of these places along here. It’s a little bit long
to go in the dinghy. So I think what
we’ll actually do is pick the anchor up
on Delos, and we’ll just take the whole boat around
and maybe through here and see what looks good. Cool. Sound good? Sounds good to me. Let’s do it. You excited for Little Tobago? I’m so excited. Woohoo. [CHAIN CRANKS] And then when you’re like
picking out a dive spot, do you have kind of like a
mini checklist in your mind of things you’re considering? Yeah. When you’re looking at a spot? I like drift dives,
so I’m looking for like cool
bottom contours that will lead current around an
island or steep drop offs. So when I look at the
chart, it’s 52 meters and then right here, these
lines get really close together. So you have quite a
big change in depth in a small area,
which means there’s a steeper drop off there,
which is always kind of cool. There’s always a
lot of fish life when the bottom contour changes. Like stuff for coral
to grow on instead of just a big flat sandy area. But also, I think what’s
really important, is currents. Because whenever there’s any
movement in water and currents, it brings nutrients in and fish
love to swim around in currents and eat. So anytime that there’s
water moving around, there’s going to be
some kind of life. So you have currents and
you have steep drop-offs, I think that’s a win for diving. And this is exactly what
we were looking for today. So we just pulled up
next to Little Tobago. And because it’s like
a protected reef area, we’re not going to
anchor, but we’re just going to kind of hover
around with Delos, and we’re going
to dive in teams. This is a site called
Blackjack Hold. And the dive site’s
actually quite long, but I think it’s made
for divers that are going to be taking a dive master. They don’t have five
cameras with them. We go pretty slow. We’ll start the
dive somewhere over here in like between
60 and 30 feet. First team is getting
suited up as we speak. It’s always slightly
hectic diving off Delos. I mean, if we didn’t
have like so many cameras and like the masks and so many
different batteries and lights and setups and all this stuff,
it would be a lot easier. But everyone always goes
in like a full-on kit, so getting them
like ready, like off the back, timed with when the
boat is like facing the swells the right direction
and everything, it’s always an
interesting procedure. [GURGLING WATER] Let’s go down to the
20 meter contour. And then we can just
follow that around. [MUSIC PLAYING] Barracuda. Barracuda. It’s definitely got a little bit
more fishy, and little chunks of brain coral. And it seems to be like a
tiny fish city down here now. [MUSIC PLAYING] [GURGLING WATER] [MUSIC PLAYING] So we just saw the
surface marker pop up, and they are so far away,
like the current has gotta be ripping down there. So Blue went out in the dinghy
a while ago and spotted them. And I just zoomed in super
far with this camera. And I could see at least one
other person on the dinghy with her. So they’re getting
picked up now, and they’re going to come back. And then me, Brady
and Blue are going to get ready for our
dive, and hopefully we can get some good intel from
these guys about what they saw and where the best
parts of the dives were. And hopefully, we can
have a great dive as well. You went a long way. Yeah, we looked over,
we’re like, it that them? Like, is that their
float way out there? I think we should
start you guys a lot further like at the point
or just past that point. Here. That’s where it really
starts to get nice anyway. Yeah, whenever you’re ready. We’re at 10 meters. OK. Dive, dive, dive. [SPLASH] [GURGLING WATER] So we just got dropped down. And we’re in about
40 feet of water. Big ray, Jordon,
big ray right here. We just came across
a massive stingray. I’m not sure what type it is. but it’s definitely one
of the biggest stingrays I think I’ve ever seen. [MUSIC PLAYING] The coral reef here
is just astounding. So much health, so
much biodiversity. It feels like I’m swimming
in an aquarium right now. Check this out, you guys. [MUSIC PLAYING] I’m really enjoying this dive. Not much current and just
the ability to get up close and personal with
a lot of the coral and hang out with
their many inhabitants, like all the banded
shrimp and arrow crabs and it’s so fun to kind of
watch them and see what they do. Instead of just come in and
take a picture and leave. But really hang out
with them for a while. Really entertaining. [MUSIC PLAYING] You can’t really tell
when you first look at it, but there’s all these tiny
little holes along this coral, and in each hole, are these like
little, ittt-bitty, teeny, tiny blennies. Just poking their heads
out and they are so cute. [MUSIC PLAYING] That is so crazy. When you look up there is just
like a layer of fish above you and as the depth
changes, it’s just like a cloud that
hovers above you, just raining fish down on you. It’s just so cool. We’re getting low
on air, so it’s time for us to start going up. But I definitely would
not mind paying this part of the reef another visit. [MUSIC PLAYING] Good diving. Yeah. It’s a good day. It’s a good day. Mm-hmm. [MUSIC PLAYING] It’s not a bad
bounty for the day. Not a bad catch. I love hunting lionfish. I find it to be,
I don’t normally do spearfishing or fishing
of any kind or hunting, but something about,
killing something that you know is invasive, that’s
not supposed to be here, something is OK about it to me. Lionfish I’m originally from
in the Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea. Over there, sharks, cornetfish,
groupers, large eels and other scorpion fish
are known to eat them. But here in the Caribbean. These guys don’t have
any natural predators. And because of that, they
just have rule of the reef and they go around and they
eat all the juvenile babies of all of the reef
fish that are endemic, that are supposed to be here. They have a ferocious appetite. A female lionfish produces
two million eggs a year. The adults are
mostly fish eaters, and have very few predators
outside their home range. Research has been done showing
that a single lionfish can reduce marine creatures by
80% to 90% in its home range within five weeks. They’ve only been here in
the Caribbean for the ’80s. They believe that
somebody from an aquarium dumped a pair of
lionfish, and that’s all it took for them to spread
throughout the Caribbean. I read some different theories,
apart from the one Nate just said, to why the lionfish
spread in the first place. One being that a big hurricane
destroyed aquariums, releasing the lionfish into the wild. Regardless, it’s pretty safe
to say that the whole invasion started in South Florida,
and have now spread through the whole Caribbean. The saying is, eat
’em to beat ’em. So the diving community
is calling on all divers to do their part to
start hunting lionfish. This pops up with a
lionfish on his spear. Yeah. Nice. So lionfish is part of
the scorpion fish family, so they are venomous. And what’s venomous about them
is these spines right up here, OK? And what’s going to happen is,
your hand’s going to go numb, the body parts are
going to go numb. You can get sick. Have you been hit before? I have, I have. Not underwater, but
while cleaning these, I have been hit, and
it is not a pleasant. My hand was numb for
about eight hours and then it just
finally came back. So we’re going to cut these
guys’ bellies open to see what kind of free fish we can find. I’m not a master at
filleting fish by any means, but let’s see what
we find in here, OK? How’d that go? It went pretty good. I got as many as I could. There’s a bunch of
these little ones, I just couldn’t really get to. So out of this lot, we got a
dozen plus little reef fish. So that’s why it’s important. That’s what they’re
doing, devastating the reef by eating
all the endemics, so eat ’em to beat ’em. [MUSIC PLAYING] I wanted to share this beautiful
sunrise with everybody, because it is gorgeous. [MUSIC PLAYING] I also wanted to mention for
a moment about how awesome I think it’s been to have Nate
and Jordan be crewing with us. It’s so interesting when
you’re on a boat how each person that’s living
on the boat with you dramatically changes the energy
and the vibe on the boat, because it is such a small space
and you are doing everything together. You know, you’re
working together, you’re living together, and
you’re traveling together. And yeah, I definitely
think that they are adding something really
special and unique to Delos. And their vigor for filming
and their fresh look on stuff, I think once you’re on Delos
for a while, the things that you feel inclined
to film change. Just because things
begin to feel more and more normal to you. So having someone
new aboard that’s kind of filming and
being like, what’s this? What’s this? What’s that? I think it’s cool. It’s definitely like
a fresh perspective. And I don’t know, I
just feel like the vibe is super, super good
on board right now. And just a lot of
creative juices flowing. And that’s definitely my
favorite space to be in and my favorite type
of people to be around. Yeah, it’s fun, it’s fun to
form new friendships with people under these conditions. And I’m definitely enjoying
having them around for sure. [MUSIC PLAYING] We just arrived on Little
Tobago Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a pretty quick dinghy ride. It’s only three of us. We’ve all got our sunhats on. And we’re going to walk up the
hill and see what we can find. [MUSIC PLAYING] And this place is cool. I had no idea that
there’d be so many trails. And they’re all like really
well kept up and nice. There’s no noise out here,
except for the birds and me. [BIRD CALLS] Well, we’ve come
up quite a ways. Wow, that’s cool. You can see Delos
way over there. [MUSIC PLAYING] So we just made it to
this little outpost. Brian says there’s
bats in there, so we’re going to
go check it out. I’m going in. You’re not going to
see them in there. Oh, there they are. Crazy creatures, huh? They’re so chill though. Oh, shit. There they go. Ahhhh. It’s pretty batty in here. Getting the shot. Oh, shit. I’m getting the shot. Everyone’s kind of
spread out a little bit. Brian’s doing like
a time lapse video and he’s recording some audio. I’m not exactly
sure where Nate is. But I think this is his
first time in the two weeks since we’ve been on Delos
that I’ve been by myself, which is pretty crazy. But it’s really nice. Like I never really thought of
myself as like a bird person or like a birder. I know this is a
really popular place for bird watchers come here. Like they travel from all around
the world come to this place. And I wasn’t sure if I
ever really understood the appeal of birding. But, man, it was just
magical out here. [MUSIC PLAYING] You’re just completely immersed
in the sounds of the birds and little twigs breaking
underneath your feet as you walk around. And you can hear
the ocean waves kind of crashing in the background
on these rocks over there. This is a very, very cool spot. [MUSIC PLAYING] OK, now you can
really hear the birds. They’re going nuts. I made a little
call to one earlier, and there was one
that was, every time I would call, it and call back. Let’s see if I can
get him to go again. [BIRD CALL] That one’s like, [BIRD CALL]. Either that’s Brian
or there’s a bird that I’m really
connecting with right now. This is so cool. You have this feeling that we’re
the only people on the island, I think it’s pretty safe to say. And it’s just close. It’s just across the
bay, There’s big sails and it’s a very cool spot to
chill and just explore, yeah. What’d you find, Brian? There’s a chicken. We found a bird of
paradise, Jordan. A chicken. Yeah. The chicken wants to come
back on the dinghy with us. It’s stranded here all
these other crazy birds. Brian. Are you ready? Yes [INAUDIBLE]. Good mission? Yeah, that was really cool. [MUSIC PLAYING] Up next, we do one more
crazy dive in Speyside and have a great
overnight sail to Grenada. Good morning. Doesn’t get much
better than this. [MUSIC PLAYING] This could be of 1,000
ways to die or something. Strap weights to your
ankles and go down. Yeah. Try and drink beer underwater. First thing you’re
going to want to do is get rid of these spines,
because while you’re cleaning it, you definitely
don’t want to get hit by these. So, sharp pair of scissors. Oh, gosh. Protective eyewear. I’ll know if we have a
vegetarian filming this, so not probably loving what I’m doing. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. First week was in
bit dirty conditions. And tell me, are there
many other dolphin trainers from Jamaica? No, I’m the only one. No, yeah, born and bred, baby. [INAUDIBLE] Go get those dolphins. [SPLASH] Business in the front,
party in the back. Look at that. Like it? I like it a lot.

100 thoughts on “You Gotta EAT EM to BEAT EM! Sailing Vessel Delos- Ep. 210

  1. I'm sitting here watching Jeff Merrill on a Nordhavn motorsailer and I think that would be a good Delos 2.0. You guys should check them out

  2. Great to see a video filmed and mixed and created by real artists. Great quality cameras and nice audio as well.great teamwork.

  3. Great dive video! Looks like you might be spawning a high end reality sailing show.

  4. I love Delos and have followed since the beginning but the storytelling has really started to slip. I’m glad you guys are enjoying though and can’t wait for the next far off adventure, Africa, Asia and South America were fantastic.

  5. Hahaha I love that bird call lol. Nailed that one like a spit hog. Lol.

  6. Thank you Delos, this is just what I needed to take me away from the horror of the last few days, keep it up and know your videos can and do lift people who are suffering "we are all human" Aroha from NZ

  7. How I wish you would tell us what we are seeing in all that beautiful footage

  8. I'm just 2:20 into this video and I have to stop to say that's a whole new level of editing of the intro: setting the context of where you are, what's been happening in the break when we had less news, where you're going and why – all natural, brilliantly shot. If anything I want you to slow down – it's so concentrated, the amount of info arriving; I'd like more time to take it in and enjoy this! HUGE congrats to whoever it is, and if it's Jordan… just WOW. I think it's probably Brian. Either way, well done.

  9. Great dive! I really enjoyed this one as I have the others but this one had a lot of different things going on which was just extra special. And yes! I really like the vibe of your new crewmates. 🤟❤

  10. I was concerned when Delos said they were heading to the Caribbean that it will be like every other channel that goes there. ……. I was wrong.


  11. Nice work with the lion fish Nate! I killed and cooked a couple in Thunderball Grotto last year. It feels good to take responsibility for the health and welfare of our reefs. They're yummy! The local restaurants are happy to cook them up for you with their awesome recipes.

  12. ?? -Is Cpt. Breeyawn and Karin in Seattle now? -Match the 16th, -I sure saw someone looking very familiar yesterday to our favorite Cpt. and Swedish princess(Danish by self) at SoDo entering a black BMW parked infront of Macrina Bakery the 1st Ave. Fair winds! Tom

  13. An American land dweller asks a diver: " Why do Scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?" To which the divemaster replies: "If they fell forwards, they'd still be in the bloody boat."

  14. This really took me away from my current issues, luv this dive, and luv you guys! Fair winds and clear horizons, peace n luv

  15. The dive videos that Delos and Drenched produce are my favourites on social media, period! You gals and guys highly skilled are the best bar none.

  16. Most people I know scuba to have peace and quite and to enjoy the silence of the ocean………..this would just ruin it for me. Awesome diving with muted sound !!

  17. Vegetarianism is Fake News! Human beings are not Ruminant animals. Stop being a science denier.

  18. So that chicken did decide to come back to Delos with us..and he was delicious.

  19. What program or app are you using for your charts on the iPad or laptop?   Thanks.   I love what you are all doing.

  20. The talking while you are under water seems to lessen the beauty of your surroundings.luck

  21. Bo In Kansas …Old Viking …Hej Dansk been watching long time …smart TV cant comment so i had to get the old computer out…congratulations …!

  22. Great stuff. We'll be on the hunt for them in the Med this summer.

  23. Hi guys i Love your videos im another one motivated by you. Here is my 4th episode i hope you want to follow my journey got a looooong way to go 🌏❤🐼⛵

  24. Since 2 years ago the view are just droping and droping all the fun is gone ! Its becoming more of boring dive travel show RIP the exciting delos days and the fun crew

  25. i seem to see a lot of complaints and i have to disagree completely … i have been watching for quite a while and i have enjoyed the change in crew from the beginning .. its all different … but i also enjoy the new crew for what they bring to the table … maybe some of you miss Josie … some love Blue … i see that it is different …but i like the transformation into that difference …

  26. I'm sure all the Delos crew has seen this, but my dream for them is for this to be their next boat…"Delos II" Aka…The Black Pearl.

  27. I thought about you guys yesterday when I was watching a YT video ,"Is Seattle Dying?" Made by KOMO.TV I think you left on your adventure at a good time. I really enjoy following your adventure. Thanks and safe travels.your

  28. Love you guys and gals…thank you for RESPECTING the OCEANS and ALWAYS making the right decisions. Please keep hunting the Lion Fish…the outlook is not good. You are going in the direction of Jacques Cousteau. Skip the underwater radio..sounds bizarre. it is enough to watch you all dive and respect the sea life….oooxxxx

  29. Love you guys. Have to say the underwater mics take a serene scene with a calm narrator and make it feel like you are watching a moon landing or something. Not a fan of it, but I'll still watch anyway.

  30. Not the same vibe guys. I got hooked on your production, candid life, laughs, sights, boat maintenance, night watch updates etc. for years now. The recent vids just don't feel the same. Where is the rest of the crew and all the moments that make us want to watch? You are not NatGeo, you were NatBeero- and way more entertaining for us stuck on the hard. Missing you, The Desert Turtle.

  31. One question – how do you pinch your nose to equalise in the full face masks? (Especially on the mask that Jordan was wearing)

  32. I'm a local in Trinidad if y'all are planning on coming here I'll like to show you around

  33. Jag fattar att man inte orkar hur länge som helst. Älskade originalet.

  34. Would've loved to see the meal you prepared using those lion fish. Have been missing the sashimi runs in the Pacific.

  35. This this video, love the commentary about the Lion Fish. and the underwater dive footage was insane. Is there any chance you could slice this video up and post a separate, shorter video with JUST the Lion Fish segment so I can share it for local conservation efforts here in Jamaica. Thanks !

  36. As a student currently studying medicine, just want to give you guys a heads up that bats are a leading source of rabies. In fact, in most countries it's protocol to start someone on the rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin series just for being in the same room as a bat because their bites can be painless and go unnoticed. Also, Rabies is incurable and just an awful way to go. Don't want to be a downer but would hate to see something bad happen to the tribe! Anyway, safe travels and stay away from those bats if possible!

  37. Idk why but SV Delos is the best channel to watch hungover! Love it! Keep it up! God speed! 🤙

  38. Fish camo, Cute! You both have great tans! I love the sailing parts are best for me. More, please. Thanks so much!

  39. As much as I love the sailing footage, the underwater shots are just amazing! My daughter and I watch every night before I put her to bed. 🐠

  40. Not liking the talking under water. Something feels different and I’m guessing it will get back to the Delos we all love soon. I expect some change with a baby coming and all. From reading other comments we all want OUR Delos spirit back. Much ❤️

  41. hello Delos crew,

    in advance your videos are the best on YouTube and I think you're doing great. I wish I could visit you you are the reason why I would like to go on a long journey. If you come to the North Sea, let me hear from you. Greetings from Germany

    SV Destiny


  42. Very well produced segment. You guys are doing a great job of story-telling and integrating your soundtracks. Well done! The last year or more your videography has also be superb (good gear and lots of practice : ). You're earning your success. Keep up the great work! Another beer coming your way. Cheers!

  43. Love your videos. Would love to sail with you guys. One day hope to be doing it on my own. Need a good teacher & experiences. Figured you all would make for a good start. How ca I reach you directly?

  44. Bring the Lion Fish predators over here then? Am I missing something?

  45. Another Tobago zoo, but this below and above its waters. Also, cool to see Delos with an island to its own. I have yet to eat a lion fish , plan to at some point and heard of its effects on coral life without any predators.

  46. Beautifully shot. Always entertaining. Been watchin a couple years from the hills of Tennessee. We got these ninja carp that try to knock you out when boating. No venom though.They taste pretty good smoked. Love watchin y'all

  47. How often should we all say…."Thank you Jacques Cousteau?"
    Your Vids bring back so many fond memories. 👍
    Ventos justos e mar calmo ⛵️

  48. At least they are not roomers. Lion fish find a spot and live there for their life. Lion fish have thousands on thousands of little ones in a year. That’s why they spread so quick. The problem is that so many stands choose to deal with the problem in different ways. When in Bonaire last they were just having divers identify where the fish was. That hopefully has changed. Need to keep killing these little invasive bastards.

  49. I love your videos! It doesn't matter to me whether your diving, sailing, hiking or partying. The best part of your videos is all of you guys!

  50. Just enjoying the video) I watched it again on my day at Easter.

  51. How thrilling to see a healthy reef. I remember the magnificent reefs around Bermuda in the 1950s. I went back 15 years ago. They were 10% of what they had been before. It was shocking.

    I notice your lights bring out the colors. In the 1950s in Bermuda you needed no artificial lights. But your reefs are obviously still healthy because of all the fish. We’d go spear fishing at dawn or dusk or just after hard rain.

    There were no lion fish. We ate a lot of parrot and angel fish when the faster peat escaped us. We felt guilty but they were fish.

  52. Lion fish don’t eat the “endemics”! They eat the indigenous!

  53. Hey guys, love the show and thanks for the fun! As fellow traveler and filmmaker, I'm curious how you store all of the footage for every episode? With 6+ cameras, and several of them 4k, I am guessing you have 50+ gigs per episode… Are constantly running off of externals or do you have some sort of shared server onboard, or massive internals? I assume the former, not the latter, but just wondering? Thanks and keep up the amazing adventures!!!

  54. Love the impact Drenched has had on the quality of the video, especially the macro. I agree that the audio brings a different feel from the quiet meditative feel. On the other hand the immediacy of the reaction is nice as well. I guess I would reduce the talk to the minimum of that standard, what is necessary to share the emotions of the experience. And then give us a fair amount of just video with some music uninterrupted. Of course Drenched has moved on to their own boat now so the point may be moot.

  55. Great video, guys. Love the color and macro work. Best thing next to being there.

  56. It was better when you guys didn't record the talking underwater, but digging the dive footage. Definitely kill those lionfish

  57. So glad you guys are killing lion fish I always wondered if you new

  58. really enjoying jordan and nate dog, fun to have experienced divers join the crew. the new masks look challenging, id love to try one , one day. as an island boy from jamaica, i remember meeting jacques cousteau and his crew at age 9 in port royal the sunken city. i didnt know french yet jacques taught me how to use a tank for the first time . in jamaica we dove without masks and flippers, so it was such an experience. its amazing how far technology has taken us. love you guys

  59. as a un equiped diver with only mask snorkel and fins, i didnt know about lion fish until the late 2008 era around the reefs of port antonio jamaica. up until now i was never aware that they were a hazard to marine life population until nate dog said something. i have only eaten lion fish once in my life, because we were always told by fishermen that they were like scorpions and could kill you. back then we were more afraid of them than the electric eel that pretty much stayed hidden in the coral. now several episodes back i learned from brady that eels were now more aggressive and attacking outside of the reefs. thanks nate dog

  60. i want to thanks alex blue for her very kind loving words towards jordan and nate.. thats the spirit of delos, not the nasty talk a few episodes by others on here.. blessings

  61. In previous videos I saw you film lion on several occasions. I was quite happy to see that you hunt them as well. What was impressive and disconcerting was to see how big and fat those lion fish were and when Nate Dog cut them open to show how packed full they were of small fish. Thanks for bringing awareness to the epidemic lion fish have become. I did not know how bad it has become. It reminds me when I lived in Okinawa and in California over 40 years ago the scourge of the crown of thorns star fish which would wreck coral reefs. Divers would get together and collect hundreds of them to burn in bonfires on the beach. Perhaps you filmed them when you were in that area of the world. Thanks again SV Delos! Fair winds.

  62. Want to get back down there to knock off some more Lionfish. Little shits. Do you all carry a compressor?

  63. Absolutely amazing under water photography at beautiful dive sites. Congrats and regards Cape Town

  64. Hi you guys so Kool i have been watching your shows on & off for quite a while now & this the best since you got them new masks & the Coral wow you show good bits & with the light on it shows me i was Really There

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