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Alert Diver Magazine Winter 2012 - Parting Shot

I am extremely pleased to announce that my image of mating Denise’s pygmy seahorses (Hippocampus denise) taken at Wakatobi Dive Resort is the ‘Parting Shot’ in the new issue (Winter 2012) of Alert Diver magazine (see attachment below).

Raja Ampat Aboard Dewi Nusantara (Trip Three)

My final trip aboard the Dewi Nusantara liveaboard started in full force.

Sport Diving Magazine Issue 150 - Cover Shot

I'm really pleased to have my third cover shot in a row for the magazine 'Sport Diving' in issue 150, which is available throughout Australia and Asia.  With this issue, my shots will have graced the cover of Sport Diving for the past six months!  The shot of a nudibranch, Phidiana indica, crawling over a tunicate, Polycarpa sp., was taken aboard Dewi Nusantara last year in the Raja Ampat region of Indonesia. 

Richard on Facebook

You might be interested to know that I am on Facebook.  You can go to my page and if you hit the 'Like' button you'll be kept up to date with new images and other news as they're posted.  My Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/OceanRealmImages

In other news, you can also find me on Twitter:

www.twitter.com/Rich_Underwater

Raja Ampat Aboard Dewi Nusantara (Trip Two)

I was ever so excited to welcome the guests for my second trip around the Raja Ampat region of Papua, Indonesia aboard the beautiful Dewi Nusantara as it meant we'd be back in the water very soon!  The first day of diving is such a solid start to the itinerary and really sets the scene for what's to come that even veteran divers are astounded by the riches of the area. 

Recent Lembeh Trip

2012 is shaping up to be a great year already!  Sandwiched between Christmas and New Year spent in Ambon and January and February in Raja Ampat, I spent 10 days in Lembeh with my friend Laura.

Tips for Underwater Photographers

Several years ago I wrote an article for FiNS magazine entitled 'A Photographer's Responsibility'.  My aims in writing this article were to improve people's photography but also for them to consider the welfare of the animals they were photographing.  There was quite a lot of feedback about this article from dive centres and conservation organisations wishing to use it to show to their guests and raise awareness of the marine environment.  I was really pleased by this, as it's a subject very dear to my he

Sport Diving Magazine issue 149 – Aussie Road Trip: Part 1

The new issue of Sport Diving Magazine (149) is now, or imminently will be, available throughout Australasia and contains my article 'Heading South: Drive and Dive - Brisbane to Tasmania (Part 1)'.  It has the first of my two-part features on the road trip my friend Laura and I did from Brisbane to Tasmania earlier in the year.  Part 1 is all about our adventures between Brisbane and Sydney where we took in such sites as Moreton Bay, Fish Rock, Nelson Bay and a couple of spots in Sydney.

Paradise Dancer (Raja Ampat) Residency: January/February 2012

I have recently confirmed a three trip residency aboard the Peter Hughes, Paradise Dancer liveaboard in January/February 2012.  I will be on this stunning American style schooner sailing and diving around the pristine Raja Ampat region of Indonesia for three trips:

11-22 January - FULL

23 January-3 February - SPACES AVAILABLE with a special on this trip only: $500 discount per person and 50% off Nitrox!  Hurry, spaces won't last long!

4-15 February - SPACES AVAILABLE

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