Bali, often-nicknamed ‘Island of the Gods’ is as rich underwater as it is above the water. Whereas temples, lush mountains and rice paddies decorate the island above the surface, colorful coral garden...
The Gili Islands, sometimes referred to as the turtle capital of the world, are only a short 1-hour boat ride from Bali and a true diver’s paradise. Diving around the Gili Islands and Lombok offers a ...
Manado, North Sulawesi is situated right in the middle of what is called the Coral Triangle. This area, where the Indian and Pacific Ocean come together, is rated as the most biodiverse region of mari...
Translated as ‘the Four Kings’, Raja Ampat is an archipelago situated off the island of New Guinea. Its 4 main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo are surrounded by over 1500 small islets,...
Thoughts on the recent nationwide ban on manta fishing. Part two of the series.
My group consist 4 divers for this trip and this is an important moment because this is the first time I dive with my own dive equipments – although I have made several dives at Liberty wreck but I always excited to make others, We pass the middle of ship straight to deep to find a 40 cm purple gorgonian where we find the pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti). We met a big hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) then we swim to the bottom of wreck and find something which hide behind corals. I come closer and see a red color and it has blink with bright blue white color like an electric neon. This beautifull biota known as flame or electric scallop (Lima sp.), feed from filtering water to get micro plankton. This dive spot is one of my best dive! As an wreck this spot has complete attraction for divers who come from all over the world. At the end of the dive we swim between school of thousand of trevallies.
Analyzing manta conservation in the context of marine conservation as a whole. (Part 1 of the series)
Situated in the middle of the Coral Triangle, scuba diving in Indonesia means you are diving in the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity. You will find more coral reef species here than any other place in the world.
One of the most beautiful diving destinations, Sangalaki Island is reputed to be one of the best and richest diving grounds in Borneo, Indonesia.
Choosing a base camp in Kubu Indah is placing yourself in between an astonishing religious culture with magnificent temples and fantastic ceremonies, and the overwhelming underwater world of Bali, Indonesia.
Bokeh Photography is the fine art style to separate subjects from the background or focus on body parts only. In contrast to black backgrounds, the look and feel of the underwater world is preserved. In this tutorial we learn to perform nice bokeh shots.
What to expect when boarding for a trip to Raja Ampat, 'The realm of the Four Kings'. Nowhere in the world will you find the biodiversity found here underwater, but sometimes the plankton-rich areas are challenging dives. A bit of preparation before you leave can help you make this a dream destination!
The last and only habitat for the Komodo dragon, the waters of the national park are home to some of the most amazing displays of life.
Lembeh puts an abstract and bizarre twist on underwater encounters and can be an endless source of inspiration. A true Jurassic experience not only for underwater photographers or scuba enthusiasts but anyone attracted to nature.