Category Archives: All About Scuba Diving

Sport Diver Photo Essay – Dirty Diving in Ambon, Indonesia

My July feature has just been published in Sport Diver Magazine – it’s all about the dirty, but bodacious, muck diving in Ambon Harbour, in Indonesia. In addition to the essay, there are 15 images, with descriptive captions, at the … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Wide Angle Wednesday

I’ve been featuring a lot of smaller subjects and fish faces for Pic of the Day, so thought I’d share something more in the ‘big picture’ category for today. This image was captured on a deep wall (image taken at … Continue reading

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Sport Diver Magazine Photo Essay – California

My bad. I totally forgot to link this California Channel Islands Photo Essay when it was first published a couple of weeks ago. I am delighted to have been asked to be a regular contributor to Sport Diver Magazine, with … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Jellyfish

I will admit that I have a fascination for jellyfish. I think it has something to do with their movement – I find the pulsation with which they propel themselves through the water to be very poetic. Unfortunately, my Tropical … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – The Sexy Sea Apple

Today’s pic is an unusual subject – a Sea Apple, inspired by a crazy post that was circulating on Facebook this morning. To see some truly freaky stuff, follow this link. If you are already fearful of what lurks beneath, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Guineafowl Pufferfish

It’s Friday, so here’s another funny fish face. This is a Guineafowl Puffer (Arothron meleagris), shot (with the camera) at Cocos Island, in Costa Rica. I captured this image on the infamous Manuelita shark rodeo night dive – you know, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Crab Porn

I haven’t been crabby for a while. So why today, you may ask? Well, it’s certainly nothing major, nor porn-related for that matter ;^) Instead, I have come to realize that due to my inferior image archiving practices, I have … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Male Sheephead

A funny fish face quickie for a Friday. I am currently beavering away on another photo feature for Sport Diver – this one will be all about diving in California. It has been keeping me busy, rifling through archived files, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Spotted Shrimpgoby

Here is a funny Friday fish face. This little cutie is a Spotted Shrimpgoby (Amblyeteotris ogasawarensis), from the Raja Ampat area of Indonesia. Seriously, this fish looks like it belongs in a Dr. Seuss book, dontcha think? There are many … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Turtles, Turtles, Yeah Yeah Yeah

In honour of World Turtle Day – May 23rd – I am featuring turtle(s) for Pic of the Day. Turtles are very cool creatures – air breathers, and egg layers (on land – much to the peril of the turtles, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Wolf Eel

Here is a Friday funny fish face. This is a Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus), from British Columbia. I have been featuring mostly tropical images on the blog lately, and figured it was time to share some stuff from my backyard. … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 10 – There Be Dragons

Some of you may be wondering if this blog series about our awesome group trip to Komodo last fall is ever going to end. The short answer is: you betcha. There are three or, at the most, four more chapters … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Free Swimming Flatworm

Yesterday, we were looking more to the big picture, with imagery from Stingray City in Grand Cayman. Today’s pic is back to something quite small, and I think a bit unusual – a free swimming flatworm, that I captured in … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Stingray City

Here is an image from an iconic dive site in Grand Cayman. This is yet another of many trips where I never got around to writing up a trip report. My bad. I was fortunate enough to be invited to … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Things that make you say Ahhhh…

Fiji is the home of outrageously colourful and lively reefs. This is a wide angle view of the top of a coral bommie – a vertical, slim pinnacle that rises up from the sea floor. In parts of Fiji, these … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Red-Lipped Batfish

Friday flew by, and I didn’t find an opportunity to share a funny fish face. So here it is, a day late. And what a very strange fish this is. This species of batfish is specific to the Galapagos Islands. … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Soft Coral Crab

Back to the Crabfest, again. There are a lot of strange crustaceans out there, and this is yet another. This little beauty is a Soft Coral Crab (Hoplophrys oatesti). Like its name suggests, it is commonly found on soft corals, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Redline Flabellina Nudibranch

  Yesterday, I opened wide and showed some images of a healthy coral reef grown over a recent lava flow. Today, I am zooming back into something quite teeny – about an inch long. This redline Flabellina Nudibranch (Flabellina rubrolineata) is … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Lava Flow

Out of destruction, there is sometimes beauty. This image was captured at Banda Api, in the Banda Sea area of Indonesia. This dive site is aptly named “Lava Flow”. In May 1988, Bandi Api volcano (elevation 640 metres/2100 feet) explosively … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Flying Gunard

So I’ll take a break today from the crabby parade, and instead offer up a Friday funny fish face. This creature is a Flying Gunard (Dactyloptena orientalis). It is one of several strange “creeping” fish that can be found in … Continue reading

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