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
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?
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.
Komodo National Park: View from Labuan Bajo Komodo National Park: Are you brave enough? Komodo is one of the most famous National Parks in the world. Most memorable for me are the incredible colours of the coral reef and the
I Left my Heart in Raja Ampat Raja Ampat has to be literally, hands down, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Or at least the most beautiful place I have ever seen on earth. And without sounding like
How I became an award-winning filmmaker! Discovering the joy of diving When I first started my journey of self-discovery more than 15 years ago, I was terrified of the ocean and what might be in it to eat me! I