Super-macro photography is usually accomplished with expensive macro lenses, diopters, and extension tubes. However, there's an alternative and inexpensive method to get extremely close up with only a standard kit lens, such as the Nikon 18-35mm f3.5 which I've been shooting with.
Dive a wall and you’ll know anything can happen. In fact, the deeper the wall plunges, the greater the odds of swimming with the unexpected — from sharks to any number of pelagics. In the Bahamas, everything is bigger, including the drama of the drop-offs. These islands boast some of world’s sheerest walls. Some, like the ...
A dive vacation paradise located off the northern coast of Honduras, Utila and the other Bay Islands are home to pristine white-sand beaches, amazing lush tropical hills, a dazzlingly diverse reef system and unique cultures. Utila has perhaps the most diverse diving geography of the Bay Islands. Fringing reefs lead to impressive walls and submerged seamounts that rise from the depths to about 45 feet below the waves, attracting big pelagics.
Capturing great underwater photographs can be challenging. So why not soak up some advice from a professional, while you treat yourself to some well-earned luxury too?Every year the Arenui Boutique Liveaboard runs a number of special cruises, focused on specific skills or creatures (from pygmy seahorses to mantas). Next April we’re running a special photography trip with photo pro MARK STRICKLAND in Alor (central Indonesia; east of Bali and Komodo), so if you’re looking to improve your camera skills then this is for you!
The Bahamas is famous for its big animals and there’s no better place than Nassau to dive with sharks, dolphins and more. Here, the nutrient-rich waters of the Great Bahama Bank flow into the ocean, attracting everything from several species of sharks to stingrays and even the occasional manta ray. In this video, explore the big animals of the Bahamas alongside Sport Diver Editor David Espinosa.
Don Foster’s Dive Cayman has been an integral part of Grand Cayman’s diving industry since the mid-80s. Their rock-solid reputation keeps current and new divers happy and coming back for more year after year. With six dive boats, an on-site training pool, fully-stocked dive shop, relaxing swimming pool and a beautiful waterfront location, they have the complete package for any dive vacation. Watch this video to experience the three reasons your next trip to dive Grand Cayman should include Don Foster's Dive Cayman.
Discover everything the shipwreck capital of the world has to offer with our exclusive Bermuda digital dive and travel guide. Explore Bermuda's top dive sites and underwater experiences as well as the island’s best dive operators, resorts and topside diversions. Finally, use the Plan Your Trip feature to get travel deals or book your dream Bermuda adventure.
6 days of 3 dives daily and one NIGHT DIVE at $899 per person!Dive shops receive an extra 10% discountIncludes:7 nights accommodation in standard double cabinAll taxes and service charges, except Honduran departure taxes and marine reef park fee.Round trip airport transfers6 days of 3 boat dives dailyOne night diveAll equipmentBreakfasts and dinners daily*Other available package: Deluxe cabin at $999 per person, included same as above.Groups:8 paid = 1 Free14 paid = 2 Free
Dive Provo provides the best of the Turks & Caicos Islands diving with their three modern boats visiting the dramatic walls of West Caicos, French Cay and Northwest Point, and exploring the deep spur and groove coral formations of Grace Bay and Pine Cay. Owned and operated by Alan and Clare Jardine, both with over 30 years of dive industry experience, Dive Provo is dedicated to providing guests with convenient and trouble-free diving.
Join world-renowned oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau on sailings departing May 23, July 11, November 20 & December 1, 2012. Spend 10-14 Days aboard m/s Paul Gauguin and redefine "Liveaboard."
Scuba dive into the famous Bat Cave, try wreck diving, or photograph an amazing variety of marine creatures. Experience the kind of underwater diving adventures found only at the world's premier dive destinations.
The first underwater film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, was shot in Nassau in 1915. Ever since, Holllywood producers have been returning to the Bahamas again and again for the same reason divers do — the spectacular visibility, incredible diversity and easy access.
As a scuba diver, encountering oceanic white-tip sharks is thrilling. As an underwater photographer, getting a good shot can be challenging. Here are Todd Winner's tips for getting a picture-perfect photo of an oceanic white-tip.
Stuart Cove’s shark-feeding experience is the most famous dive in the Bahamas and with good reason. It’s controlled chaos — a frenzy of action that’s nearly impossible to keep up with. In this video, experience this iconic dive alongside Sport Diver editor David Espinosa.
It's quite a shipwreck tale: There were no storm warnings when one of the 18th-century ships in the fleet of the Dutch East India company left Agra, India — home of the Taj Mahal — and headed for the Orient. The captain and crew had survived monsoons, but they were no match for a typhoon that swept them on to the rocks of the Indian Ocean’s Great Basses Reef off the southern coast of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Few records were recovered relating to the loss of life or the thousands of silver rupees that were part of the merchant ship’s cargo.
What happens when you prepare yourself for a specific type of underwater photography, but the ocean has other plans for you? Why, go to Plan B, of course. While diving in Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands and facing some current, Ellen Cuylaerts explains how she learned to go with the flow.