The Wild Atlantic Virtual Experience (WAVE), located in Dingle, Co. Kerry, is a groundbreaking fusion of culture, technology, and nature. Housed in a repurposed fish processing plant, WAVE is a brainchild of the Keane family, a name synonymous with the fishing industry in Dingle. Through this endeavor, they aim to share the beauty and diversity of the oceanic world they hold dear. By utilizing cutting-edge virtual reality technology, we at Emagine have brought this vision to life, creating a distinctive and immersive journey under the sea.
Our first immersive section, "The Life of Dingle Bay," introduces visitors to the vibrant marine ecosystem and its diverse inhabitants, including the friendly local dolphin, Fungie. By leveraging high-resolution CGI animations, we have crafted a realistic depiction of the bay's underwater life, sparking curiosity and fostering a deep appreciation for marine biodiversity.
WAVE takes you deeper into the Atlantic Ocean with "Sunken Wrecks: Echoes from the Deep," an exploration of the shipwrecks that lie beneath the surface. These haunting relics recount tales of heroism, tragedy, and the perilous nature of seafaring, underscoring the rich, often poignant history of the Kerry coast.
A highlight of the WAVE experience is "Legends from the Depths," a narrative voyage into the world of underwater mythology. By interweaving local folklore with captivating visuals, we've created an engaging narrative, igniting the imagination while paying homage to the rich cultural heritage of the region.
The grand finale, "Meeting the Majestic Humpback," offers visitors an up-close virtual encounter with the awe-inspiring humpback whales. Designed to emulate real-life encounters, our high-resolution CGI animations facilitate a deeper understanding of these giants of the sea, promoting a sense of wonder and respect for marine life.
At Emagine, we've carefully curated the visual branding for WAVE to seamlessly blend the rich history of Dingle with contemporary aesthetics. The result is an immersive experience that pays homage to the past while embracing the future of technological advancements.
The Wild Atlantic Virtual Experience is more than a project; it's a journey that celebrates respect for the sea and the life it harbours. With a balanced mix of technology, storytelling, and design, we've crafted an experience that reflects the ocean's allure, the local heritage, and the boundless possibilities of immersive technology. As Emagine continues to push boundaries, WAVE is an example of our team creating engaging, insightful, and unforgettable virtual experiences.