A paradise of the Earth Raja Ampat - Four Kings

Manta Ray Papua Raja Ampat

I first stepped foot in this great place over 17 years ago when it was still under the name of Irian Jaya. Landing at the airport on a small island close to Sorong, getting off the plane feeling lucky that the plane even landed then being approached by all these… Continue reading

Soft Bottoms Sand, Mud and Detritus: the environments less known to divers

Diving into sand, mud and detrites

About 75 percent of the coasts of our planet is occupied by the sands. Resulting from erosion or other volcanic or geological phenomena in general, the debris are transported to the sea by rivers and accumulate so and to varying degrees according to the locality. In some areas, such as… Continue reading

Malapascua Island – Philippines A macro photography heaven

Malapascua Philippines

Malapascua is a Filipino island, situated in the Visayan Sea, located across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Malapascua is a tiny island (± 2.5 kilometers long,1 kilometer wide), and has eight hamlets in the center of the island. The trip to Malapascua can be a… Continue reading

The weird & wonders of muck diving Tips, Techniques and Destinations

Nudibranch - Costasiella

The term “tropical” diving generally conjures images of crystal clear, warm water flowing over beautiful, lush coral reefs teeming with colorful fish. “Muck” diving is a different experience altogether! Basically, it means rummaging around in sandy, muddy, murky areas among discarded bottles, old tires, pizza boxes…all manner of garbage, in… Continue reading