Banded Sea Snake on the Surface

Story Behind the Shot – Banded Sea Snake

Sea Snake Surfacing One of my all time favourite photos is this photo of a black and white banded sea snake (krait) surfacing for breath.  The photo was taken at the island of Bunaken on one of the famous Likuan dive sites which feature a shallow reef bordered by a sharp vertical wall.  It was […]

The Liberty Wreck

Story Behind the Shot – The Liberty Wreck

My first time diving the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben, Bali was in 2006 during a photo workshop I was conducting with Tim Rock at Scuba Seraya. During my very first dive on the wreck, I swam the length of the wreck scanning the site for the best photo opportunities. Once I reached the midship area, […]

Raja Ampat Batfish

Photo of the Day – School of Batfish

It’s been awhile, we have been exceedingly busy here in Bali over the past month and somewhat lax when it comes to our social media! Therefore, as a special gift to you all, we present another Photo of the Day!  Hope you enjoy this photo from Raja Ampat.

Hawksbill Turtle

Story Behind the Shot – Hungry Hawksbill Turtle

  One of my favourite underwater photo subjects are turtles, it doesn’t matter if it’s a “relatively” common hawksbill turtle or green turtle or any of the other more endangered turtles, I am always happy to encounter any turtle when diving. On this particular encounter on the island of Layang Layang in Sabah, Malaysia, I […]

Fish Butts!

One of the things we hear the most when talking to underwater photographers is “I have a whole hard drive full of fish butts!”  I believe everyone knows the feeling of sneaking up on an underwater subject to get just that much closer when “boom” the subject you have just spent endless time stalking suddenly […]

It’s A Sharky Kinda Day with a Silvertip!

We don’t really need to make an excuse around here to take a photo of a shark, so why not have a beautiful juvenile silvertip as today’s Photo of the Day!  This incredible shark is not very big, maybe only 4 feet long but he sure did have a staggering amount of swagger, silvertip sharks […]

Komodo National Park

Mike is off to Komodo tomorrow for 10 days of what should be incredible diving and topside adventure!  Mike hasn’t been there for a while and it’s always exciting to head back to one of Indonesia’s most incredible locations.  Can’t wait to climb a few hills and jump into some incredible coral reefs and action […]

Photo of the Day – Jellyfish and Mangroves

Everyone seems to know about the Jellyfish Lake (actually lakes as there are quite a few) in the Republic of Palau, however, Indonesia is also home to numerous jellyfish lakes from Borneo to Papua and several places in between.  I have been lucky to have had the chance to visit several of them over the […]

Photo of the Day – Wide Angle Lembeh

Although it is known as a macro location, the Lembeh Strait is also a very under rated wide angle photography location.  Besides the stunning reefs on the east and north ends of the island, there are sites within the strait that also host some amazing wide angle opportunities.  Dive sites such as California Dreaming, Angels […]

Nik in the Sunrays

We just recently finished our incredible 9 day trip aboard the Mermaid II Liveaboard in Raja Ampat with a great group of divers and some amazing diving.  The weather, the waves, the sun, the fish, and the corals are cooperated perfectly and all of these elements came together to make one outstanding dive trip for […]