I'm traveling and diving the world since beginning of 2013 and had the chance to visit many world class dive destinations mostly in Southeast Asia and Latin America plus some in the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. I love underwater photography, I'm an instructor and a biologist
Marcelo Johan Ogata (bugDreamer) Addicted to underwater macro photography! follow me on isntagram at _bugDreamer_ PADI Divemaster
Martin Hess (scubamedia) Addiction to IT, love nature and science, enthusiastic scuba diver - for me this is not contradictorily but my passions which I materialized on my homepage about underwater videography - www.scubamedia.de Maxim - You can not dive at each and every dive site but you can try PADI Open Water Diver
Matias Alexandro (underwater_matias) Shark lover Island Hopper. Based in Ibiza
Matt Draper (mattdraper) Originally from New Zealand, I now reside in the small beach side community of Byron Bay, Australia. With an interest in photojournalism and ocean imagery, photography has allowed me to travel to remote areas of the world-documenting subjects for the purpose of education and positive change for the environment. I started practising underwater photography in 2014 and ever since have tried to use my photographs as a way to spread awareness about environmental issues as well as foster love for the ocean by replacing fear with fascination. I do enjoy to scuba dive, but all my images are taking while free diving under natural light. Matty.
Maus Rashad (Maus) Dive Master, and underwater Photographer, Trying to bring my underwater journey through my camera camera lens.
Melissa Miller (melissamaja) I’m a Swedish American who grew up with nature’s tranquility at my doorstep. One day I decided to travel, to see the world – and have done so ever since. My curiosity, desire for adventure and love for all that mother nature has created, took me around the world on an unforgettable journey with both highs and lows. After about 7 years abroad, I decided to move to Sweden. In Sweden I educate myself to a Mountain and Adventure Leader. My days consisted of mountain hikes, climbing, rafting, skiing, ATV driving, diving, safety and rescue work and much much more. Today I’m trying to find a balance between an adventurous crazy life and a life back home. Let’s see how that goes! From time to time I also work as a model, and recently I educated myself to a stuntwoman. Why not, right? My latest Adventures was the Swedish edition of Survivor (Robinson 2015) in Cambodia, and after that work for Strix Television in the Philippines.
Mike Veitch (MikeVeitch) Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Mike is an award winning photo journalist, expedition leader, and underwater photography instructor who has been working in the dive industry since the late 90s. Mike has lived and worked in many of the top diving destinations in the world including Palau, Yap, French Polynesia, and the Lembeh Strait. He is currently based in Bali, Indonesia where he teaches underwater photography through his company The Underwater Tribe. PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor
Oleg Kalachov (darkhelgi) Photoblogger :) Diver Â and Extreme Traveler - <a href="http://kalachov.com/blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My travel blog</a>
Polly Philipson (Polly) Polly is a published writer, underwater photographer and PADI Master Instructor. Specialising in Caribbean marine creature and coral identification, she currently resides in the Lesser Antilles. Previously a cold water UK diver, she now delights in diving the tropical islands throughout the Caribbean. Polly seamlessly blends her passion for scuba diving, and interest in marine identification, with her exemplary talent at capturing underwater experiences in the written form. PADI Master Instructor
Rafi Amar (rafiamar) Hi, my name is Rafi. And I enjoy the beautiful nature in the world of photography in all its forms. Especially under water .. Thanks to all who watched and pointed to my work., And thanks to all the photographers who share their wonderful pictures :-)
...sites vary between pristine coral reefs and muck sites. The colorful reefs are teeming with tropical fish and macro fans will find an incredible amount of rare critters. Atauro The best chances to see large pelagics are around Atauro. The visibility around the small island is usually great and sc...
...to see how the people of Timor Leste live. And sometimes there is attractions like a salt water crocodile next to the road. The dive sites here lie on a fringing reef sloping down. The reef is teeming with colorful fish and covered in healthy coral. Many critters like nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, ...
...e for marine life. The artificial reef also serves as new dive sites. Aquatica Dive Resort is an Australian owned and run PADI dive resort. One of the owners is also an avid underwater photographer and the staff knows where to find the critters for the best shots. Compass Charters & Ocean Adventures...
The small Weligama Bay Dive Center has professional and friendly staff. They are experienced in taking people for their first try dive (discover scuba) and with open water courses as well.
It definitely is a wonderful place to learn to dive.
While the diving is maybe not world class there are many little things to find for more experienced divers. There are only a few coral, but plenty of fish life and smaller critters like nudibranchs. One big plus is that there is only one other dive shop in the area so the dive sites won't be overcrowded.
Visibility can change a lot depending on the weather and ranges between 5 and 20m.