St. Helena and Ascension island are two of the most remote islands in the world. At 700 nautical miles apart, smack dab in the center of the South Atlantic, and it’s not every day you come across scuba diving videos from of these distant underwater worlds.
I love watching adventure vlogs, and one of my favorites is Sailing SV Delos, following a crew as they sail around the world. While the Saint Helens trip took place in June, a new vlog was posted this week documenting their adventure dives at the Ascension Island and Saint Helena.
The crew sets off with Into The Blue diving. They mentioned that to dive around the island you will need to go with a local guide.
The video shows an active octopus and a good number of squirrelfish. At one point you see thousands of feathering crinoid tentacles tucked between volcanic rocks under a photogenic swim through.
As the divers head up the rocky volcanic terraces they video spots three endemic Saint Helena butterflyfish. These fish are only found in Saint Helena and Ascension Island, and is a unique fish from the video.
If you want to dive in Saint Helena, they just recently opened the airport. And just this week the iconic RMS St Helena made its final voyage.
Saint Helena Dive VIDEO
The second video takes place after the crew has sailed 4 days to Ascension island. The crew decides to go diving, despite local warning them of an active shark population. Having been diving many times with sharks they felt comfortable being in the water and continue with a dive briefing.
The dive goes through a beautiful archway filled with squirrelfish and trevally. The divers explore the volcanic landscape until they notice an inquisitive Galapagos shark. The divers let their nerves get the better of them and choose to end the dive. No one is quite sure why the sharks around Ascension have this behavior.
Make sure to check out the SV Delos! Sailing around the world brings them to some remote dive spots. If you want to stay current with their trip definitely worth checking out their Instagram. You can also track the boat from their website.
Ascension Island Dive VIDEO