Despite the fact that I do a lot of diving, there are a number of diving moments that stay with me and amung them my first encounter with the blue ringed octopus. We are at a fantastic dive site appropriately named Mayhem in Raja Ampat Indonesia. Fitting because every time the current picks up the dive site becomes a madhouse, the quantities as well as the different species are absolutely astonishing, even after 100 dives. The current sours around us as soon as we roll into the water from the zodiac and from the first moment I try to hang as aerodynamically as possible. Nose down and into the current while holding my ass up, a trick I copied from sharks. And even though the current tries to blow me off the reef, I manage to stay in one place and I take the time to look around me quietly.
Having a headache as you have been diving can be quite alarming. Next to that we tend to blame it on things that happened to us. But what if you simply lack something? Check out this adventure I had in Indonesia.
As a dive guide you are expected to show your guests the most beautiful and the best things and I can tell you that it is not always easy. Now we are quite trained In seeing special things, but that does not mean that we can see everything. In fact, sometimes I really have no … Continue reading PygmY me this…
Pygmy seahorses are very very small (max 1 cm) and know to disguise themselves pretty well. They either live on seafans, soft corals or marine plants. They have the same colour and structure as the home they live in (on) and do not always sit upright. They tend to dangle around or ly flat, making … Continue reading PYGMY SEAHORSES
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Don't you love nudibranches and flatworms?
I have always loved the beauty of coral gardens. But after I got a little bit into photography and played around with my Macro lens, I saw the amazing details and fell in love with them. These days, while I dive Raja Ampat with Indo Siren, I really enjoy taking pictures. Usually I am into … Continue reading CORAL & SPONGE BEAUTY
How to get a proper picture of a clown fish? Well let me tell you how I do it....
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