- May Meeting: Exploring the Red Sea with Howard Rosenstein
- May 1, 2012 8:00 pm
- May 8, 2012 9:00 pm
- May 20, 2012
- Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States
Howard Rosenstein is a photographer and explorer based in the Red Sea. He worked on eight National Geographic features over a span of 30 years with David Doubilet and Dr. Eugenie Clark. At our May NYUPS meeting Howard will talk about exploring and photographing the Red Sea since 1971.
Howard Rosenstein grew up in Southern California, his first SCUBA experience as a teenager was cleaning pools, after which he was hooked and inevitably took his first certification course a few years later. At 19, Howard jumped aboard a freighter ship and traveled to Israel where he dived the Red Sea for the first time. While studying for his BA in Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of California in Northridge, Howard took a year off to study Archaeology at Tel Aviv University (1968) and it was there that he met his wife Sharon. There, he discovered ancient artifacts in the Mediterranean and explored the Red Sea coast.
The Rosensteins started their first dive business in the ancient Roman harbors along Israel's Mediterranean coast in 1970. A year later, they expanded their operations along the Sinai Coast of the Red Sea.
Howard then developed Fantasea Line, a live-aboard taking divers to many locations in the Red Sea, and as far as the Indian Ocean atolls of Aldabra and Astove, in the Seychelles Islands.
Since then, Howard has developed underwater photographic equipment and the ProEar diving mask. In 2002, together with his son Nadav, he created Fantasea Line, a company dedicated to making underwater photography affordable and fun.
Where & When:
May 1st, 2012 7PM
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)