The Indonesian island called Sulawesi is most known among divers for Manado and Lembeh in the north, and Wakatobi to the south. Even the Togean Islands, nestled in the Gulf of Tomini, draw their fair share of tourists in search of adventure. But few divers venture beyond these highly regarded sites. Surely many other decent [...]
A fascination with maritime history has led to some of my most exciting and challenging assignments as a photographer. Cold, deep water, poor visibility and strong currents are all conditions in which I’ve had to operate in to deliver wreck stories. Yet despite appearing daunting, I quickly realised that rather than changing my subjects to [...]

I really learnt this the hard way, while showing potential clients a video one night, an ant could be seen crawling on the television screen. I tried to brush it off but to my horror, it wasn’t on the screen but in the footage! It proceed to “walk” all over people’s faces, reef fish and even hammerheads for the duration of the video.

As divers, it is important we make informed decisions, both when organising our trips and while we are on them to help ensure we limit our environmental impact. The following 15 tips will help you to ensure your next diving holiday is as environmentally-friendly as possible. 1. Pick an environmentally responsible dive centre When making [...]
I hover above the ancient marble column about 45 metres below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. Holding my underwater camera housing in one hand, I use the other to direct my dive model through the azure water. The photograph I have visualised in my mind’s eye, and meticulously planned, comes together. I lift the [...]
Photography is a fantastic practice to help promote the need to save marine life – but aggressive photography, one that intrudes upon marine life’s welfare, can be detrimental to the oceans. Dr Richard Smith brings you 10 fantastic tips on photographing marine life 1. Pass on subjects that aren't easily accessible It’s not worth destroying [...]