We were recently fortunate enough to have Andrew Ettingshausen of "Escape with ET" pair the Spot X Squid with his Garmin Virb Ultra 30 in the Wessel Islands. Andrew was up there filming for the new series of his popular "Seafood Escapes" television show. Over the course of a few days, Andrew and his team captured some amazing footage as they joined commercial fishermen trolling lures for Spanish mackeral. The fish were plentiful and provided plenty of exciting underwater footage, all streamed live back to the boat, with full remote control of all camera functions. We put together a few highlights in this clip, but be sure to check out the entire episode on TenPlay to see all the footage, including the incredible shark action!
Trolling lures with the Spot X Squid
Using the SPot X Squid in tow mode allows you to easily watch your trolling lures
Shoalhaven Artificial Reef
A short clip showing the Spot X Squid being used on the Shoalhaven offshore artificial reef, approximately 2 years after deployment. The Squid provides real-time live video from your GoPro camera, provides external power, and allows for full underwater control of the recording functions.
The Squid: Live underwater streaming from your GoPro
The Spot X Squid operates in a number of environments
Spot X Squid on artificial reef
The Spot X Squid underwater drop camera on an artificial reef
Surface lure smoke trail
Watching lures in tow mode with the Spot X Squid
Port Macquarie Artificial Reef
The Spot X Squid underwater drop camera is used to conduct fish surveys on the Port Macquarie artificial reef
Garmin Ultra 30 with the Spot X Squid
The Spot X Squid can connect to Garmin plotters for unparalleled ease of use