THE SHOOTOUT 2018 Live Reports

  DAY 1 The Shootout has begun! Two teams have now gathered and spent the first day practising and honing their skills. The first competition round challenges the participants to capture creative and captivating images of nudibranchs. Both resorts have large numbers of these charismatic animals, making them ideal venues.… Continue reading

Puerto Galera, a macro paradise Part two

The Canyons are the adrenaline junkie’s sites of choice. During times of strong currents, boasting a thrilling ride with rest-stops in the naturally formed bowls while you watch all this different amazing schools of trevally, tuna, and sometimes barracuda hang effortlessly in the current. The Alma Jane wreck is a… Continue reading

False Bay – South Africa Diving in the gulf between the mountains

Water is still dripping from my partly undressed wetsuit. With my towel comfortably wrapped around my shoulders I can feel the heat of the African sun warming me up nicely. It’s a stunningly beautiful winter’s day in Cape Town and although there is a crispness to the air, I feel… Continue reading

Painted doris nudibranch Felimare picta / Marine Biology

nudibranch felimare picta

The painted Doris (Felimare picta) is a nudibranch belonging to the Chromodorididae family. It is one of the families most numerous and common, consisting mainly of medium or large size specimen, characterized by elaborate and glittering colors. They feed on various types of sponges, so it is useful to know… Continue reading

Underwater tour in the Philippines The paradise of macro photography

Underwater Philippines Panorama

February 2015. I receive a private message on Facebook by Jerome Kim, underwater photographer of international renown and well known for its beautiful super-macro shooting, or that type of photography where the magnification of the subject and ‘above 1 : 1. Jerome has organized and invites me to join the… Continue reading

Nudi Festival Photo Contest Deepblu & Scubashooters.net

Deepblu nudibranch contest 2017

Deepblu teaming up with Scubashooters.net for an exciting underwater photo contest  🙂 ! The theme is the every diver’s favorite macro-subject: Nudibranch! Submit yours photos to win amazing prizes! From now through April 28, enter your best photos for a chance to win COSMIQ+ dive computer and other prizes, for… Continue reading

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

Nudibranchs of Anilao Cuthona sp. 13 NSSI

Nudibranch Cuthona sp. 13 in Anilao - Philippines

Will The Real Yamasui Please Stand Up Cuthona sp 13, Gosliner et al.(2015) ,which was previously identified as Trinchesia sp. 41 and mistakenly identified as Cuthona yamasui which, itself is also identified as Trinchesia yamasui, has created some misinterpretation to the identity of not only Cuthona yamasui but also that… Continue reading