Category Archives: All About Scuba Diving

Pic of the Day – Orangutan Crab

So by now you might be thinking – whassup with the roll call of crustaceans? Is this chick crabby or what? There is something you might not know about me – I get on a thing (Words With Friends, the … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Coral Hermit Crab

Okay, so I am feeling crabby again, even though the biblical rain storm that we woke up to this morning has blown through (literally – huge, gusty winds right now), and the sun has made an appearance. I am crabby … Continue reading

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Toot, Toot :^)

I have been approached by Sport Diver Magazine to do a series of photocentric features for them. The first piece was on Raja Ampat, in Indonesia, and appeared last month. This most recently published piece is on diving in Thailand … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 9 – Current City, Man

It’s been a while since I added a chapter to the Komodo Chronicles. Sorry about that. My last entry was about the final few dives we did in the Gili islands, in Northern Komodo. At this point in our trip … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Stonycoral Ghostgoby

So I seem to be on bit of a macro run ;^) I captured this little goby on a trip to the Banda Sea, in Indonesia. When trying to identify it, I had to wade through pages and pages (and … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Feeling Crabby

I will admit that I am feeling a bit crabby today. The rains have returned after a blissful stretch of warm and sunny weather here in Vancouver. In the span of a few lovely days, during which our garden literally … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Hairy Squat Lobster

Yesterday, I featured an image of a large barrel sponge. Today I share an image of a Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea siagiani). These things are quite tiny – about 3/4 inch across its carapace. They are pink in colour, and … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Spongeworthy?

Today’s pic is a bigass barrel sponge, taken in the Banda Sea of Indonesia. Sponges are cool things – they grow big (this one was at least four feet tall), and fast, and are host to several little reef critters, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Canoodling Cuttlefish

It’s no secret, I love cuttlefish. I could watch them all day. Inquisitive, seemingly intelligent, quick to colour and pattern change – these are fascinating animals to encounter on a dive. Cuttlefish belong to the same family as octopus and … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Balloon Fish

Here’s a cutie for a funny Friday fish face. The image of this Balloon Fish (Diodon holocanthus) was captured in Ambon Harbour, Indonesia. A member of the porcupine fish family, these guys and gals can inflate themselves up into a … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) packs a heck of a punch. Equipped with a smashing claw – used for breaking shells to eat their inhabitants – these shrimp are more than capable of shattering the macro port of an … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Mr G Goes to School

Today’s image was captured at Paseo del Cedral (Cedar Pass) in beautiful Cozumel. There are many lovely sites on Cozumel, but Cedral continues to be one of my favourites, even though I have done many, many dives on it. To … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Hairy Frogfish

Now here is a fish you don’t see every day. This weird little frogfish (this one was about 4 inches long) was found on a night dive by eagle-eyed Wendy, one of our regular buddies. It was an awesome find, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Ambon Arch

I captured this image at a site called “The Arch”, on the west side of Ambon Island, in Indonesia. The image was shot with a Tokina 10-17mm lens, fully dialled out at 10mm. It was still fairly early in the … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 8 – Back in the Blue

After a side trip to Fiji, here I am back to revisiting Komodo, about half way through our ten day adventure. The last few blog posts covered the great macro dives we did in Bima Harbour, off the island off … Continue reading

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Fiji 2013 – Love, Actually

So when I sat down to write this blog post about Fiji, what emerged was a love story. I mean, I seriously love this country, and like all true love, my adoration only deepens with time. I was planning on … Continue reading

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Bula!

More radio silence from me as I snuck away for a week of diving with two of our daughters in Fiji. It was a last minute quickie, and fortunately I was able to bag decent airfares from Air Pacific (which … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 7 – Rinse & Repeat

So here we are, still anchored in Bima Harbour – at the site of the morning’s rude awakening bomb dive and two more sweet muck dives. There is one more dunk offered this day, a night dive on Fuzzy Bottom – … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 6 – The Muck, And Nothing But The Muck

When I last made an entry, we were muck diving in Bima Harbour, on the island of Sumbawa. The morning had a shaky start, what with the fish bombing that rocked our world, at least for several minutes. As I … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 5 – Getting Bombed in Bima

This is going to be a very, er, explosive blog bit – because when I referenced “getting bombed in Bima”, I am not talking about inhaling too many Bintang beers ;^) Our up close and personal bombing experience was provided … Continue reading

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