Tue, Jun 25

My trip to Fiji from 5-15th October this year is fast approaching, with only four spots remaining for those that are interested in joining us.  We will be spending ten nights at the secluded Matava Dive Resort on the island of Kadavu, in the country's south west.  Surrounded by dense...

Tue, Jun 25

I have just arrived in Okinawa, Japan for the 9th quadrennial Indo-Pacific Fish Conference.  I presented at the last meeting four years ago in Freemantle with my talk 'First field studies of the obligate gorgonian-associated pygmy seahorses, Hippocampus bargibanti and H....

Sun, Jun 23

Sport Diver UK have just published the July issue of their monthly magazine, which contains my article 'Cenderawasih Bay; Where Whale Sharks Roam'.  This feature is about the month I spent aboard Dewi Nusantara...

Sun, Jun 23

As part of my PhD research I visited a small resort in central Sulawesi.  It is scarcely known to non-Italians, but an absolute gem.  I was in search of the amazing Walea soft coral pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus waleananus), which is known only from the reefs of the Togian Islands.

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Sun, Jun 23

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...

Wed, Jun 05

I was fortunate enough to return to Wakatobi Dive Resort last year for the first time since carrying out much of my PhD fieldwork there a couple of years before.  This time, however, I went on a trip aboard their liveaboard, Pelagian.  We sailed from the...

Wed, Jun 05

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...

Wed, Jun 05

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...

Wed, May 01

At the end of last week I was excited to receive my copy of the new Sport Diving Magazine from Australia.  It contains my article 'Amazing Encounters' about my trip aboard Wakatobi Dive Resort's live aboard the...

Thu, Mar 28

BIG ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE SOCORRO ISLANDS - 25th January - 3rd February, 2014

Join Richard aboard the luxury live-aboard Solmar V, for some of the world's best marine megafauna encounters.  Over the 8 night cruise, we will meet the incredible inhabitants of...

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