In a gorgeous video which was shared today, World Champion freediver Jesper Stechmann took to some of Gozo’s most stunning underwater locations, and, thanks to professional marine photographer Kurt Arrigo, managed to capture the essence of what makes our islands so unique.
Malta has some of the best diving spots in the world, and is perfect whether you’re an enthusiast or a professional. So when Jesper, one of the best freedivers in the world, founded Innerdive “to help people discover the magnificence of the oceans,” setting up shop right next to Gozo’s legendary Dwejra inland sea (and what was once the iconic Azure Window #NeverFoget) was quite the no-brainer.
The short video, simply titled The Dive, while barely over two and a half minutes long, is as impressive as they get. Not only do some of the underwater shots look like they’re straight out of some volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, but Kurt Arrigo’s cinematography also manages to make Gozo look like the scene of an epic battle in The Lord of the Rings.
The video was featured on the front page of Outside Magazine, and other popular Maltese photographers, including Andrew Randon (who helped Kurt with this personal project), congratulated the short film’s amazing cinematography.