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Join Richard on a Fiji Marine Life Expedition

Fiji Marine Life Expedition to Matava Resort, Kadavu - 5-15th October 2013

Fiji is a great location for both underwater photographers and budding naturalists.  It is famed for stunning reefs adorned with dense soft corals and crystal clear waters.  Join Richard to learn more about this unspoilt tropical paradise and get more from your diving on Fiji's Great Astrolabe Reef.

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (PT4)

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 4): The Pygmy Seahorses of Raja Ampat

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for BirdsHeadSeascape.com Science & Conservation Blog

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (PT3)

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 3): Sinister Hitchhikers

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for BirdsHeadSeascape.com Science & Conservation Blog

 

Ocean Realm Images FLOW - Newsletter 2015

I really don't know what happened to 2015, but what a great years it's been! There have been lots of amazing expeditions, creatures and publications to my name.  I hope you've all had a brilliant 2015 and looking forward to 2016 and beyond.  Here's is a little run down of what I've been up to over the past 6 months:

Completed Trips

Ocean Realm Images FLOW - Newsletter June 2015

An update is long overdue but I've fallen sadly behind on blogs of my travels, publications and exciting marine life finds of late.  There's a lot to catch up on here at Ocean Realm Images!

Guests on our Alor charter of Dewi NusantaraCompleted Trips

OUR BELOVED SEAS TRIP REPORT | NORTH RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA

In the darkened salon of Dewi Nusantara on the last evening of the trip, Martin and Kelly were sharing their fantastic images taken over the past eleven days.  Having this opportunity to see a collection of pictures from the trip gave me a real sense of the amazing diving we'd been lucky enough to experience.

NEW EXPEDITION | SOUTH RAJA AMPAT & KOFIAU ISLAND | DEWI NUSANTARA | 21ST JANUARY - 1ST FEBRUARY 2016

Join Wendy and Richard on an unforgettable journey to the frontiers of the world's most biodiverse coral reefs on the majestic Dewi Nusantara | 21st January to 1st February 2016.

NEW EXPEDITION | SPECIAL PYGMY SEAHORSE CRUISE ABOARD ARENUI | RAJA AMPAT | 5-16th FEBRUARY 2016

I will be joining the boutique liveaboard Arenui in February 2016 (5-16th February) for a special pygmy seahorse cruise that will take in the best of Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  This is one of my favourite areas to dive and certainly one of the very best places in the world to see pygmy seahorses.  I have seen five of the seven described species here; Bargibant's, Denise's, Pontohi's, Satomi's and Severn's.  I will be giving marine life talks, which will include my work on pygmies for my PhD research.  For more information about this trip, please download the flyer attachment below or

OUR BELOVED SEAS TRIP REPORT | ALOR TO WAKATOBI, INDONESIA

I'm just back from another fantastic charter aboard Dewi Nusantara, around some of Indonesia's best dive spots.  Like the previous trip, we visited some of our favourite sites in Alor but this time we then headed north to finish up in the Wakatobi chain of islands.  I have a long history with Wakatobi and was very excited to be back diving the area's fantastic reefs.

OUR BELOVED SEAS TRIP REPORT | ALOR & WETAR, INDONESIA

We have just returned from the inaugural 'Our Beloved Seas' trip aboard the beautiful, Dewi Nusantara.  We were pleased to be joined by so many old friends on this first trip, as well as welcoming several new faces too.  Our eleven night itinerary started in Maumere on the Indonesian island of Flores and took us to dive sites on the islands of Kawula, Pantar and Alor, as well as further east to the rarely visited island of Wetar.

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