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

Shaping The Light superNOVA filter

Francesco Pacienza is surely one of the most eclectic underwater photographers in the Italian and international landscape, strengthened by his long experience in the field of advertising photography combined with a first-rate professional training. All this means that his conception of photography does not stop to simple composition and shooting,… Continue reading

INON Shoe Base Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6 and Shoe Base BALL

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of three different new type of Shoe Bases offering simple yet compact strobe/light/action camera etc. installation on the Accessory Shoe (Cold Shoe) of underwater housing from various brands.  They are Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6 and Shoe Base BALL.  Each of… Continue reading