Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition 2018 Project Seahorse

Have you seen a seahorse in the wild? Were you lucky enough to capture an amazing photograph or video? Join us in celebrating the 7th edition of the GuylianSeahorses of the World Photography and Video Competition by submitting your amazing seahorse snapshot or video. Every two years, our loyal partner… Continue reading

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

The enchanted Lagoon of Palau Travel in Micronesia

Micronesia is an archipelago of over 2,000 islands and coral atolls located in the Northwest Pacific, between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer. This includes the Marianne Islands, with Guam and the US Commonwealth of Mariana Island (Saipan, Tinian and Rota), the Carolinas with the Republic of Palau and… 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

World ShootOut 2017 Winners and Prizes

Boot Dusseldorf was an exciting show with the announcement of the amazingly talented photographer’s winners of the World ShootOut and National Team categories. Winners, Nominees, international judging team, sponsors and the people behind the competition celebrate on the winning party took place at the both of World Shoot. Thanks to the… Continue reading

Fotosub in Marine Protected Areas Perspectives and evolution

Love, Learn, Respect and Protect

This meeting rests its foundations on the peculiarities of  marine protected area in Portofino.

Francesco Turano (www.francescoturano.it) and Michele Solca got the idea to associate the various periods of the year with the meetings that can be done, highlighting the seasonality of marine life, to see – and photograph – at best meetings and situations that can develop right in front of our eyes; then, we speak about one of the most valuable actors of MPA: fishes. In this kind of environment, we can see them acting like the human presence doesn’t matter; so they swim, they hunt and they maintain the habits that are expected to have in normal situations.

An analysis of current trends follows, and we talk about the presence of the proliferation of organisms such as the gorgon star (Astrospartus mediterraneus, of which you can read in a dedicated article on the number 36 of Scubashooters Magazine) or the Short-spine slate pen sea urchin (Stylocidaris affinis), of the discovery of a new chromatic variation of red sea fan (Paramuricea clavata) and the first sighting of Atlantic runner crab (Percnon gibbesi).

Then we talk about a great stakeholder in Portofino, Diving Evolution, and we emphasize the attention to the environment, its protection and the need for training that allows us to better appreciate what nature offers us while we dive: more than a mission for this diving center.

In conclusion, we are talking about virtuous models of human-environment interaction, declining some keywords that sound like a sort of mantra for me: Love, Learn, Respect, Protect. Love (for the Sea itself and its inhabitants) can give a boost to Learn what really is what we interacted with underwater, to cultivate their Respect and then going to Protect…and return to Love him more than before. A splendid virtuos circle that will allow you to return something to that Submerged World that gives us a great deal.

WORDS and VIDEO by Michele Solca & Francesco Turano

The Magic of Anilao and Puerto Galera A must-have destination for underwater photography enthusiasts

In recent years, the Philippines have become a must-have destination for underwater photography enthusiasts, especially two now renowned locations: Anilao and Puerto Galera, which I visited several times during my travels. So, let’s find out the peculiarities of these places. It takes about 3 hour’s trip to reach Anilao from… Continue reading