UltraMarine have just published their 40th issue, where I am please to have an article about the reefs of the Coral Triangle. The countries of Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and East Timor collectively make up the Coral Triangle, which is known as the centre of the world's coral reef biodiversity. It is a fascinating area to dive and I hope this article impassions people to experience it for themselves and the will to protect it.
Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia is one of my favourite places in the world to dive. Actually, if I could only dive in one place for the rest of my life I think it would be Raja Ampat. I have been lucky enough to spend many months exploring this amazing area aboard Dewi Nusantara. In issue 38 of UltraMarine Magazine I explain why this area is so special and what is being done to protect it.
Recently, I was very pleased to have a feature gallery with Australian Geographic.
This iconic publication published a gallery of my images of pygmy seahorses, including mating, fighting and giving birth, along with an short article I wrote.
You can FOLLOW THIS LINK to the gallery or read the article below:
The small harbour of Manokwari, surrounded by verdant mountains and filled with an eclectic mix of vessels from across Indonesia, was the starting point for our second Cenderawasih Bay voyage. Following two hectic days cleaning, refuelling and carrying out routine maintenance of the boat a full complement of guests arrived for our second trip aboard Dewi Nusantara (you can see pictures from the trip here). After the guests arrived we immediately began our journ
Having had two amazing trips in Raja Ampat, the time came for our expedition to Cenderawasih Bay aboard Dewi Nusantara. This huge embayment, on the north coast of Papua, is famed for its whale sharks and large number of endemic species. We began the 15 day trip in Sorong and first sailed past the east of Waigeo, then across to the north west coast of Papua and over the top of the Bird's Head Peninsula before entering Cenderawasih Bay. Once inside Cenderawasih we toured the western side of the bay all the way from Manokwari in the north west to
The past eleven days have been spent on a very special trip aboard Dewi Nusantara surveying and exploring a couple of areas in central Raja Ampat, in conjunction with the Sea Sanctuaries Trust. The trust works with local communities to conserve large tracts of reef from overexploitation and destructive fishing. For the trip, we had the honour of being joined by the eminent Doctors Gerry Allen and Mark Erdmann from Conservation International, who were surveying the reefs and searching for new and unus
For the fourth time this year I'm very excited to have the cover shot for Sport Diving Magazine. It's always very exciting to have a shot on the front cover of a magazine. Sadly, however, I'm in the UK at the moment so I can't linger in newsagents waiting for someone to pick up a copy!
Continuing my Reef Creature Behaviour series, which started with 'Something got your Tongue?', this week I will be answering the question: how do flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) mate. I was lucky enough to observe this two years ago at Maluku Divers in Ambon, Indonesia.
Observing natural behaviours whilst underwater is one of the main reasons that I love diving so much. Whilst staying at Kasawari Resort in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia for a week in January I came across something very special and unique.