I am Reed Nescher and I founded TWO TANKED PRODUCTIONS to provide a service to the Dive and Entertainment industry with good quality Video and Photography of the underwater world that I have been a part of for over 46 years not counting the endless hours setting on top of a surfboard watching the sea under me and feeling a part of natures greatest wonder the Ocean and all that it hides and holds. I have grown up around Boats, Fishing, Surfing, the beauty of the Sea, and since 1972 the underwater portion of our world. As Two Tanked Productions I have traveled the world and meet many interesting people and have had equally exciting adventures from the Jungles of Central America, the White Sand Beaches of the Bahamas, The Exotic South Pacific, and the Ocean that still calls to me to bring back pictures of her beauty and record the adventure to share with so many.
In resent years I have formed the Safe Mooring Foundation, Inc. (http://www.safemooringfoundation.org) In order to identify Coral Reefs that are in danger from Anchors and unsafe moorings. Many dive operations do not have the resources to properly install safe moorings that protect their Coral Reefs. This 501(3)c Tax deductible charitable organization was designed by divers to do something real to preserve our Coral Reefs for future generations and help local economies bring in Tourist dollars to better the lives of the local people and reduce the strain on the Reef systems.
We have worked with Howard & Michele Hall in Belize on a major project for release in late 2006. For more information on Howard & Michele go to Howardhall.com . We have completed underwater footage assignments for The National Geographic Channel's Expeditions to the Edge: episode titled Sunken Sub. I have trained with Rod Kline the original digital editor of Fathoms magazine. I have shot video alongside Chuck Nicklin in Fiji and shot video and stills with Joseph Davola of Dive Training Magazine in Spooky Channel at Roatan Honduras. News coverage can be found here. I am full Cave Certified and trained at Cave Excursions by Bill Rennaker and John Orlowsky.
I also carry the title of SR. Reed a Knight of the Conch Republic, Knighted by Mel Fisher Himself, King of the Conch Republic, in 1997. I have been diving since 1972 when I was trained by Otto F. W. Gasser at Cal-Poly Pomona. I am LA County Certified, PADI Senior Advanced Diver, NAUI Master SCUBA Diver, NAUI Nitrox, SDI Solo Diver, NSS-CDS Cave Diver, National Association for Cave Diving, and IANTD Cave Certified for Nitrox. Also Rescue International Dive Rescue 1 certified and SDI Oxygen administer and Defibrillator operator.
I now have four-thousand eight hundred and sixty eight dives as of December 2017 around the world. I dive with Wiley's Scuba Locker and traveled extensively in the Caribbean & South Pacific. I Teach digital Photography classes as well as underwater video instruction. I have been published in Magazines and news papers (Press Enterprise) and many internet news letters and web sites including the Official PADI site, as well as winning a number of digital photography contests and art shows around the South Land. My pictures have been published in numerous books to date. I have the front and back cover of Dive Zero Digital Magazine. I have Published thirty four Coffee Table books featuring my Photos. I have shot Video for National Geographic Channel's Expeditions to the Edge TV show. I am skilled with Avid Pro editing software and Adobe Photo Shop. I sell many of my Photographs in the Southern California Area and have produced and directed dozens of dive videos & underwater production assignments. I was also an active member, for six and half years, of the Riverside County's Search and Recovery Dive Team. I am is also qualified on most salvage lift devises and have worked with California State Department of Parks on boat and evidence recovery a long with Tony Wiley. I am known as "Papa Bear" to many of my friends and fellow divers and can be found on MySpace/nescher.reed
Another Team Member is Anthony (Tony) Wiley, X-Navy Diver and one of only a handful of people to have dived the USS Arizona with the Navy for the U.S. Department of Parks. He has shot Footage of the Arizona for the BBC, for a documentary about the deterioration of the ship, as well as other assignments for the Navy.
Tony has worked with many of the greats in the dive industry. He runs a successful dive shop Wiley's SCUBA Locker (WSL) in Riverside California and salvage business in Southern California area. He has trained many dive instructors and stunt professional for dive and entertainment industries. In addition he has lead many adventure trips for divers. He has also been approved and has dived Devils Hole in Death Valley California with a hand full of elite U.S. Parks Certified cave divers. He is an accomplished Underwater Photographer & Videographer. He lends his talents to TTP in many ways with great success. Tony Wiley can be found on MySpace/scubalocker
We Shoot Shark Dives around the world and have hours of shark footage in 480p format available. We're going to have in the coming years HD 1080i format footage available in our library. We will be using a Sony HDR-FX1 in a Light & Motion Housing with ProSunx Lights in the 5500k range for true color reproduction. Both macro and wide angle available in both 480p & 1080i formats. See samples on this site. The shark above was also captured on video. This is a Caribbean Grey Reef Shark that many believe is responsible for most attacks off the Florida Cost during summers.
Shooting for National Geographic Channel
The above shoot was done in September 2004 for National Geographic Channel's Expeditions to the Edge aboard the Bottom Scratcher out of San Pedro California. The episode was named Sunken Sub and aired March 2005. The Boat was a stand-in for The New York Diver. Much of the Underwater footage was shot on this day off of the Palace Verdes cliffs.
Spooky Channel Survey Team Roatan Honduras @ BIBR
The Spooky Channel Survey Project started in September 2003 and is still on going to present. The original Team, from left to right were Roy Widney, Wes Kaminsky, Major Ted Plucinski USAF, Al Zabala, Reed Nescher, and Tony Wiley. It is to survey one of Roatan Honduras's major underwater features. Our team has mapped the entire site and taken hours of video and thousands of still photos. When finished we hope to understand the hydrology, geology, and ecology of the area. This is a world class and famous dive site formed the same time as the Blue Hole of Belize and this project will help divers understand what they're seeing when they dive Spooky Channel. By the end of the project we will have a DVD video, a map, and a model of this natural wonder.
Kelp forest at Catalina Califorina
White sand Beach at Little San Salvador Bahamas
Tony Wiley holding the Black Rhino at the Cap Current in the Bahamas
Finger Print Flamingo Tongue
Spotted Egale Ray Amber Jack Reef Bahamas
Lettuce Leaf Sea Slug Roatan Honduras
Siversides in cavern in reef at Little San Salvador
Little San Salvador Bahamas
The wreck of the Sea Star Grand Bahamas
Sortfin Pipefish Roatan Honduras
Christmas Tree worm Belize C.A.
Deb & John in a sea of Thimble Jellies Little San Salvador Bahamas
Donate to the Safe Mooring Foundation, Inc. Saving the Worlds Coral Reefs one Mooring at a time.
We hope to be your source of underwater adventure, Videos, Photos, Training, and a place of resources for both the entertainment industry and the public. We hope to attract the diving public to a site that will be interesting and educational as well as fun and informative.
We hope to be a forum for talent from the dive industry and the diving public. A place for talented production professional and amateur videograhers and photographers to display their best work and have an opportunity to be seen by a large audience.
We are open to suggestions as to the secondary direction this site might take. We are active divers who enjoy what we do and want to share it with the dry world. We hope that in doing so will promote SCUBA Diving, help preserve the worlds reefs, and introduce the underwater world and its beauty to the many that have not gone our will not go.
This site will be built slowly over the next couple years and will morph as needed to help as we can in furthering our mission.
Please feel free to use our message board to ask questions of your piers. Post important questions and hopefully get answers from the best in the industry. This is a great place to ask about your next location or adventure location. Where to stay and what to see, plus what are the inside scoops that will make your trip better!