A lover of the ocean hence an advocate of the environment and eco-friendly tourism. Working at www.thesmilingseahorse.com
Dariush Shemtoob (fotonji) A self taught photographer, I always seeks out new terrain where animals and nature abound. An avid scuba diver and motorcycle rider, I have been documenting my experiences for more than twenty years learning how fragile life is and developing a profound respect for all living systems. Convinced that no mind is ever open enough, I travel as much as I can and try to stay open to new ways of seeing.
David Antoja (davidantoja) Scuba instructor and underwater photographer. My images are specially focused for conservation and protection of the Mediterranean sea. CMAS One Star Instructor
Divepanthers (Divepanthers) Recreational divers from the far north of Europa. Always diving in warm waters and doing 2-3 dive trips a year. Hobby underwater photographers. Favorite destination is Indonesia.
Ellen Cuylaerts (EllenC) Ellen Cuylaerts relocated from Belgium to the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman in 2009. She studied history in Antwerp and got her master in modern history and education. She homeschools her 2 gifted teenagers and decided to take up scuba diving in June 2011. Soon she took up her childhood dream: photography. She decided to use the skills she learned to spread the awareness and contribute to the conservation and preservation of the fragile marine environment. PADI Master Scuba Diver
Faridzul Farin Farid (AliSh) PADI Night Diver
Francis (Maddiver) diving is everything... PADI Divemaster
Heather (heather) Heather is a recreational scuba diver from Boulder, Colorado far inland from the clear blue Caribbean where she loves to dive. Her academic background is Environmental Biology and Geology. Professionally she is a writer and blogger. She is ever passionate about the planet's oceans, its marine life and the role humanity plays in shaping this small blue world. She imagines that scuba diving is the closest thing to a spacewalk that she will experience in this lifetime.
Henry Jager (HenryJager) Henry Jager is a passionate underwater and wildlife photographer with an incredible sense for an unexpected view on the subjects. In 2012, he has been awarded "Grand Master of Underwaterphotography" at "www.underwaterphotography.com". He won gold medal at the world biggest fotosalon, the "Trierenberger Super Circuit" 2011 cat. "Nature" with his Sardines Tornado, was finalist at "The Open" 2012 and achieved recognitions by "National Geographic" Germany and International. www.conartix-photo.ch PADI Deep Diver
Indah Susanti (indahs) 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.
What a fantastic start to this much awaited diving season on Thailand's Andaman Sea! A Tiger shark has been sighted by several divers in Similan National park this week.
Have you booked your dream holiday on the other side of the planet and feel a little bit environmentally guilty about it?... Here are a few ways for you to take care of your carbon footprint during your holidays, and then try to take those good habits home with you!
My selection of online resources to identify the reef species you meet underwater...
The Marine Drag Queen... The ribbon Eel is the only member of its genus. Scientists thought for a long time that there were 3 types of ribbon eel, the black, the blue, and the yellow species. But now we know they form a unique species changing sex and colour during its lifespan!
Welcome to the vibrant world of nudibranchs... For me nudi-hunting is like collecting stamps... You always want to find new ones for your private collection...
Most of the best dives are in a location where you are likely to meet strong currents. Take as example our beautiful Mergui Archipelago: currents bring nutrients and therefore lots of underwater life. But, it can be tricky to navigate, especially if you can't drift with it because the underwater topography doesn't allow it. Below you will find a few tips to make your immersion more comfortable and safe!
Also called Hymenocera Elegant, the Harlequin Shrimp is a minuscule flamboyant crustacean that is among the superstars of its family. Its hypnotic coloration and bizarre behavior are some of the reasons that this rarity is high on the list of Macro-life Under Water photographers...
Once you invest in dive gear, you want it to last as long as possible. To do this, a vigilant maintenance ritual is essential! Here are some recommended steps...
Guitar fish belong to the Rhinobatis genus. "Rhine" is the Greek word for shark and "batis" the Latin word for ray...
"How much weight do I need?" "Should I take one more kilo to be sure?", "how do I know when I can shed one more weight from my belt?". These are very common questions asked to dive professionals all over the world...