Oct. 30, 2003 — "Some of the World's Best Diving" will be on display at a slide show presentation by marine biologist, photographer, scuba diver and St. Croix resident Henry "Hank" Tonnemacher at the Little Theater on the St. Croix campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12.
No one except Tonnemacher himself has seen most of the slides he plans to show, he said in a telephone interview. He thought this presentation, sponsored by the St. Croix Environmental Association and the V.I. Marine Advisory Service, would be an opportunity for St. Croix people to see his "newer stuff" and also earlier pictures that hadn't been shown.
Attendees at the evening's event will see photographs from the waters of the Philippines, North Borneo, California, Mexico, underwater caves, Easter Island, and — oh, yes: from St. Croix too.
His work is familiar on and beyond St. Croix. He worked as the first diving coordinator for the West Indies Laboratory's Hydrolab Underwater Habitat Program from 1977 to 1983, when he went into business for himself — but always diving, always taking photographs. An earlier slide show can be seen on the Internet on the "Visit St. Croix" Web site.
Call 778-1852 to sign up.
Permission to use the photo of Tonnemacher was granted by Tim Swieckowski, founder of Dream Quest Adventurers, a firm that Tonnemacher and maritime, nautical archaeology, research, and expedition experts are affiliated with.
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