We were invited by New Zealand's largest seafood company, Sanford, to showcase the world under the surface of our oceans too visitors at the Ports of Auckland Seeport Festival 2019.
Sanford worked with us in the build up to the event, recognising our unique technology, to bring our incredible footage and products to visitors at the show. We were on hand with our Occulus Go headsets to allow young and old the opportunity to be fully immersed in incredible locations around the world.
The Seeport festival was held over a long weekend celebrating Auckland Anniversary day and attracted 10's of 1000's of visitors over the 3 days. We had our 360 camera system and content on display as well as the Boxfish ROV and the team had produced a show reel with our 4k Video footage recorded around the globe. We are happy to report the grow was a great success and it was a pleasure to be part of.
Thanks to Sanford and the Ports of Auckland for the opportunity to introduce 1000's more people to the undersea world we love and for giving us a chance to share our New Zealand designed and made technology.
One of the earliest tourism attractions of New Zealand - the Pink Terraces, located in the Waimangu Valley - were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886 and considered to have been lost forever. GNS Science has checked the theory about the burial of the Pink Terraces under the Lake Rotomahana with Boxfish ROV.
”The BoxFish ROV was perfect for our initial survey of the Pink Terraces as is light, manoeuvrable, and provides great images” – commented researcher Dr. Cornel E.J. de Ronde from GNS Science.
Watch a first dive of BoxFish ROV to uncover the remnants of the Pink Terraces. Catch up on episodes of Beneath New Zealand on Prime’s website here: https://www.primetv.co.nz/beneath-nz
Rodolphe Holler owner of Tahiti Private Expeditions, wants to show the world how he uses our Boxfish ROV, and show the world he does! Here he has filmed a video which shows the many many uses of our ROV. Check out the sharks and other tropical fish in the stunning waters of Tahiti. Tourism isn't just about having adventures and fun toys - it is also about being present and enjoying the life beneath the oceans.
Although we pride ourselves on designing a ROV for the science, inspection and research world that provides them with everything they want with this class of ROV...it is equally pleasing to show how it is best utilized in the tourism and leisure industry too! Happy to provide great memories for people, without getting wet! Enjoy!