Scuba Diving, Dive Travel & Underwater Photography in the Indo-Pacific

X-Ray article on Kaviengs WWII Wrecks

Kavieng’s WWII Wrecks

Although it played second fiddle to their huge naval base in nearby Rabaul, Kavieng in New Ireland was in fact a very strategic location for the invading Japanese forces in World War II as they fought to gain complete control of Papua New Guinea and prepare for the invasion of Australia.Seized by the Japanese on the 21st of January in 1942, just seven weeks after the … Read More

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Anima Mundi magazine - Crystal River Manatees

Crystal River: Home of the Florida Manatee

Kings Bay, at the head of the Crystal River in Citrus County, is probably the best place in the world to see and photograph the very special Florida Manatee.Every winter, as water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico drop to the low 70's Fahrenheit, hundreds of the Florida Manatee migrate up … Read More

Kimbe Bay Coral Crucible Article

Kimbe Bay – the Coral Crucible

There is a line of thought in the scientific community that this is where it all began and the first corals originated… a large sheltered bay, roughly one third along the north coast of the island now called New Britain.The bay is called Kimbe and the country is Papua New Guinea — the wild and … Read More

Nuigini Blue - Raja Ampat

The Rich Currents of Raja Ampat

High on the "bucket list" of most divers and underwater photographers is Raja Ampat.Located in the remote far east of the vast Indonesian archipelago, it is the rich currents of Raja Ampat and it's isolation that have helped make the area so incredibly biodiverse.Those currents surge down … Read More

X-Ray Magazine Solomon Islands article

Diving The Solomon Islands

Like a series of random punctuation marks, the many islands of the Solomons archipelago lay along the southern section of the Pacific Ring of Fire, in between the countries of PNG to the north, and Vanuatu to the south.An independent country since 1976, the Solomon Islands are a quite special … Read More

The Sharks of the Marovo Lagoon

The Sharks of the Marovo Lagoon

The sharks of the Marovo Lagoon hold a special place in the local culture of this part of New Georgia, in the Solomon Islands.Reef sharks, rather than being feared, are regarded almost like dogs in that their behavior is generally docile and non-threatening, but they can quickly sense unease and … Read More

The Insiders Guide to the Liberty Wreck

Tulamben’s Liberty Wreck

The Liberty wreck at Tulamben on the north-east coast of Bali is the island's most famous dive. People travel from all over the world to dive the Liberty and to a some degree the wrecks popularity is killing it. So is it still worth diving, or should we just move on and leave it to the … Read More