Photo by Iswanto Arif How to choose the right camera and underwater housing There are so many advances in camera and underwater housing these days it can be a bit overwhelming trying to stay current with technology and to find
Mount Agung, Bali My Indonesian love affair I have a strange and conflicting relationship with Indonesia. How I feel about this vast and mind-boggling country is a little like how one feels about a lover. Like every love affair it
Adrienne in action – Photo by Steve Woods How to master perfect buoyancy for underwater photography So you want to be an underwater photographer? You might think that the most important skills to master are all the technical aspects of
Stonefish Why dive at night? Night dives are a fascinating but often intimidating form of diving for new divers. Add the complication of underwater photography and it becomes even more of a challenge. But underwater night photography can be very
Photo by Tom Hart Catch-and-release fishing: Torture by another name I apologise in advance. This month’s blog is going to be a little bit of a rant. A well informed balanced argument culminating in my very strong opinion. I see
Promotional video for Bali Diving Academy showcasing the resorts and diving in six locations around Bali. Pemuteran and Menjangan offer incredible wall diving, a beautiful BioRock house reef right off the beach and sites covered with huge sea fans and a myriad of unusual marine life. Tulamben is most famous for the Liberty wreck, but also has a great wall dive and wonderful macro life. Amed is macro heaven but also has some unique sites such as Pyramids and with huge fields of garden eels and man-made reefs that are home to schooling fish and many strange critters. Padang Bai has a wide variety of reefs with beautiful corals, great macro and turtles as well. And Lembongan has to be one of the most famous dive locations around Bali, famous for its manta interactions, beautiful coral gardens, currents and cold water which bring the pelagics and masses of schooling fish onto the reef. This is also an IDC center and what better place to learn to become a dive instructor?
Adrienne in action – Photo by Steve Woods Early days The first time someone handed me a camera underwater was in the Cayman Islands in 2003. It completely threw me for six! (Where does that expression come from anyway?) I
Bull Shark at Beqa Lagoon, Fiji A Contentious Issue Sharks are some of my favourite ocean creatures. It is always a thrill to see them on a dive. Shark feeding is definitely an issue which divides people. The most common reason
Palm tree paradise Islands of Dreams Fiji has always been that dream place that I never quite reach. Which you might think strange since I lived there for 4 months and have returned to visit. But I feel I have
Island Paradise I lived for seven years in the Cayman Islands and in the end the government had to prize me out to get rid of me. I didn’t want to leave. But there is a time limit on everything.