Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#363525 - 01/07/10 01:39 AM Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro
Marty Offline

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in SP!






Acclaimed contemporary filmmaker, Ang Lee arrived in Ambergris Caye, Belize for a few days of sun and left a certified SCUBA diver. Lee took his certification course with White Sands Dive Instructor, Samuel Lin. Lee was accompanied by his two sons, Mason and Haan who also took the course and became certified divers as well.

    Lee, who has directed movies such as Brokeback Mountain and Hulk, is working on his latest movie – Life of Pi. According to movie insiders, quite a bit of the film takes place underwater and it was for this reason that Lee decided to get certified. What better place to receive the course than Ambergris Caye.

    After receiving his full certification, Lee along with PADI staff instructor for White Sands, Elbert Greer, visited Hol Chan Marine Reserve for a night dive. During this dive, Lee observed Bio-illuminant creatures in Belizean waters.

    Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today’s greatest contemporary filmmakers. A graduate of the National Taiwan College of Arts and the University of Illinois and New York University, Lee began his career by serving as Assistant Director on Spike Lee’s student film, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. After writing a couple screenplays, he eventually appeared in the film scene with Tui shou. He continued with his great work garnering Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Sense and Sensibility was his first Hollywood-mainstream movie. His career continued with works such as The Ice Storm, Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Chosen.

    During his visit to Ambergris Caye, Lee stayed at Azul Resort and dined at Rojo Lounge, among others.

San Pedro Sun


Top
#363563 - 01/07/10 04:01 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline
Hes a real down-to-earth guy. I expected a big ego that movie directors are noted for but found a super nice guy and his polite and respectful sons.
Good experience all round.
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#363566 - 01/07/10 04:15 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
He wanted to see the sharks so we took him to one of the popular feeding sites, ...he didn't expect to bleed for it.


_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#363567 - 01/07/10 04:21 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#363568 - 01/07/10 04:43 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: elbert]
ScubaLdy Offline
GOOD GOING ELBERT! Thanks for sharing.
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#363594 - 01/07/10 11:08 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: ScubaLdy]
A C Offline
awesome!

Top
#363596 - 01/07/10 11:31 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: A C]
elbert Offline
He had an interesting thing to say about his films, He said that it was curious that the ones he won the awards for were not his favorite films, He said, 'Lust, Caution' was the one he was the most proud of.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CizN-DvGhrc
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#363628 - 01/08/10 04:09 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: elbert]
ScubaLdy Offline
Isn't that the way of the world? We do some things to make money to pay for the things we love. Some people are fortunate enough to find a way that they are one and the same.
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#363629 - 01/08/10 04:15 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: ScubaLdy]
elbert Offline
Yes , very true, like when i retire i'm moving to a little caribbean island, build a house on the beach and spend my time birdwatching and diving! :-)
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#363630 - 01/08/10 04:16 PM Re: Director Ang Lee gets SCUBA certified in San Pedro [Re: elbert]
Marty Offline
good luck with that!!!
:>

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 46 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,671 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,015 Topics
462,195 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.