A seasonal traveler and scuba diver with camera. Her works have been exhibited and published. She is also a part time blogger on travel, dive trips and writing monthly blog article on marine life and marine conservation. Please visit her website for her blog post and photography.
Andres Gomez Copello (divecue) He is a passionate Oceanographer and a PADI Speciality Instructor. Andrés has dived for many years and perform shark, turtle, and whale research in Australia and South Africa. Simple, but hard worker will always want you to feel confortable in the ocean, and enjoy what he loves the most. Therefore, being and Instructor is the perfect way to transmit the passion, teach people how to dive, and take people in places no one else has been in Colombia. The idea is to always make you feel at home.
Chris Paparo (FishGuyPhotos) Born and raised on Long Island (New York), I have been exploring the wilds of the island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, I enjoy bringing public awareness to the diverse wildlife that calls the island home. My passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led me to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton and I currently manage the new Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University. In addition to freelance writing for several fishing and wildlife related publications, I currently writes the monthly Naturalist’s Logbook column for the NY/NJ edition of On The Water Magazine. Although my work tends to focus on marine life, everything in the natural world is fair game. Follow @fishguyphotos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or by visiting my website at www.fishguyphotos.com
Everyone has their first time did something special and keep that moment for life. So does a scuba diver. During my diving trip, I have encountered several first time moments that made me smile every time remember those days. From the first time diving with tens sharks, to a long dive with mantas. And in Lembeh strait is the place where for the first time I encountered the aliens look-alike marine species, from hairy frogfish to just “normal” looking cardinalfish. The diving in Lembeh strait was addictive, and I wish someday I will return again, to dive with these “aliens”.
Jardines de la Reina is perhaps the most organized diving area in Cuba in terms of diving service and environmental protection. The area enjoys full protection from the Cuban government since 1990-ish. In this area, scuba divers will enjoy the diving with tens of sharks, healthy corals and perhaps to meet a famous crocodile, Franco, a saltwater American crocodile who is frequently visit the floating cabin Tortuga where the scuba divers usually stay.
Organizing a Coral Day in a half-mined island and damaged seawater sounds like a tragic joke, but should a dream for healthy coral reefs vanished after greediness, ignorance and neglectfulness?
Since it is nearly Christmas, let me share this unique species from the tropical sea: Christmas Tree worm. I have published it in my blog but would love to share it with Diveadvisor community :)
In Indonesia, North Sulawesi Province, between of two famous diving destination Bunaken and Lembeh Strait, there is an island called Bangka (Regency of North Minahasa).
There is no doubt that the movie Finding Nemo has increased the popularity of clownfish. Nemo and his father, Marlin, are just one species from tens clownfish/anemonefish species recognized by far. What I love about the diving in Raja Ampat (West Papua, Indonesia) was: I saw (regularly) at least four species of clownfish in (almost) every dive site I visited.