Diving Papua New Guinea: Kimbe Bay, the Coral Crucible – X-Ray Article

Kimbe Bay, The Coral Crucible - X-Ray Article

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 […]

Diving Indonesia – The Rich Currents of Raja Ampat

Nuigini Blue magazine - Raja Ampat article

Very high on most divers and underwater photographer’s “bucket list” is Raja Ampat, the remote archipelago of over 1500 island in the far east of Indonesia. A long way from everywhere… it is Raja Ampat’s remoteness, and the rich currents that surge through the area, that has made the area so incredibly biodiverse and offer […]

Diving The Solomon Islands: Uepi Island and Munda in New Georgia – X-Ray Article

X-Ray Magazine Solomon Islands article

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 Papua New Guinea to the north, and Vanuatu to the south. An independent country since 1976, the Solomon Islands are a quite special blend of […]

Underwater Photo Equipment: Mirrorless Cameras – Macro Photography Part 2

Mirrorless Macro Underwater Photography Part 2

The march of the mirrorless cameras continues with each new camera that is released and the technology really does have great potential for underwater macro photography. The macro lenses available for the Micro Four Thirds (Panasonic and Olympus) format is really quite impressive. Combine those lenses with the small form factor of the cameras and […]

Diving the Solomon Islands: The Sharks of 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. In what is said to be the largest salt-water lagoon in the world, life revolves around its waters and swimming is as normal as walking – so from the earliest age […]

Underwater Photo Equipment: Mirrorless Cameras – Macro Photography Part 1

Mirrorless Macro Underwater Photography Part 1

Mirrorless cameras really do have great potential for underwater macro photography. There are now some serious macro lenses available – particularly for the Micro Four Thirds (Panasonic and Olympus) format. That capability combined with the small form factor of the cameras and their housings make mirrorless cameras a serious contender for macro where size (smaller […]

Diving Bali: An Insider’s Guide to Tulamben’s Liberty Wreck

The Insiders Guide to the Liberty Wreck

Located on the north-east coast of the Island of the Gods, Tulamben’s Liberty wreck is Bali’s most famous dive and on a busy day up to 150 divers visit it. Divers travel from all over the world to experience it and to some degree the wrecks popularity is killing it – so is it still […]

Diving Indonesia – The Incredibly Rich Waters of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat_XR55

Raja Ampat is probably the hottest dive location on the planet right now and last October/November I spent four weeks there diving the best sites in the Dampier Strait, Gam & Waigeo, Batanta and the incredible reefs of Misool in the south. It was a tremendous experience and one I will be repeating again this […]