Lady Luck and Okinawa Shipwrecks Captured For the First Time in State-of-the-Art 3D Virtual Reality
Interactive Experience Revealed For First Time at Riptide Music Festival on Ft. Lauderdale Beach
The Celebration of the Sea Foundation has teamed up with Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach along with renowned seven-time Emmy Award winning underwater videographer Frazier Nivens and virtual reality guru Victor Nappe to create a first-of-its-kind fully immersive CD Virtual Reality (VR) tour of the artificial reefs Lady Luck and the Okinawa shipwrecks located just offshore the Pompano Beach Pier. The state-of-the-art 3D experience was revealed for the first time to the public at the Celebration of the Sea Pavilion as part of its “Eco-Discovery Zone” at the Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The VR experience allows the public to personally experience diving over 110 feet down on the Lady Luck, which is a 300-foot ship and includes underwater art exhibits and a whimsical faux casino, and 70 feet down on the Okinawa which is also donned with incredible art exhibits on board the vessel. The 3D dive tour project was created using state-of-the-art virtual video equipment that provides a spectacular 360 ̊ personal experience for each person visiting the exhibit. Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach, Celebration of the Sea Foundation and Riptide invite everyone to come and experience what it’s like for themselves to dive these iconic reef systems and get up close and personal with the new underwater inhabitants living there.
“We are thrilled to have partnered this year with the Celebration of the Sea Foundation and their Riptide Festival activation to help bring this critical message of reef preservation and awareness to the public” said Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach President Rob Wyre, “We understand that public engagement and education about our reef system has become a priority that needs to be addressed by all of our communities who are working together to bring these kinds of exciting activations to the public”.
“These kinds of incredible public activations each year in our Celebration of the Sea Pavilion really help make the experience at our Riptide Festival so special for our attendees” said Riptide Creator and Entercom Media Vice President and Market Manager, Von Freeman “We always look forward to expanding our collaborations featuring the imperative work leading local educational organizations like Celebration of the Sea and Shipwreck Park are doing for our community”. World famous artist Dennis MacDonald, who created the artwork for both ships, will also be on-hand at the Celebration of the Seas Pavilion along with members of Shipwreck Park.
About Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach
Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach is a not for profit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs, utilizing public art to raise awareness of the need to conserve and preserve our natural coral reef systems. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://shipwreckparkflorida.org/.
About ENTERCOM Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities. Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions and its SmartReach Digital product suite. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About The Celebration of the Sea Foundation
The Celebration of the Sea Foundation is a Florida-based 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, dedicated to producing engaging, entertaining, and educational programs for children and families with a specific focus on the world’s oceans and marine habitats. The Foundation’s primary activities are centered on STREAM (Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Math) and designed to raise public awareness, particularly among children, of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems while simultaneously helping to instill a sense of stewardship toward the animals that inhabit them. The Foundation’s programs focus on ways in which each of us can make a positive impact on the environment while placing specific emphasis on the world’s ecological systems. For more information about the Celebration of the Sea Foundation, visit www.CelebrationoftheSea.org.