Simon is an avid photographer - Underwater, on land and in the Air. He's also pretty good at repairing things and getting new gadgets for the resort!

The Hairy Octopus

One of Lembeh’s hardest to find Critters – the Hairy Octopus.  I don’t know how we’ve managed this over the last few weeks, but we have seen so many of these guys that even we all managed to go see them.  I went and shot some 5k video, Serge and Zee went to shoot still…

New Housereef Wreck

We’ve been a little quiet for a few days and here’s why: This is the 7th wreck we have sunk on our housereef as well as concrete structures and some metal frames.  Most is colonising well and we have some quite good sized corals growing on them.  The reason for putting this latest wreck so…

Mototi Powering home after a great dive!

Mototi is Born!

We have a new diveboat! Mototi joins out fleet of ‘new’ Octopus Boats, Mimic and Wonderpus.  This gives us without question, the nicest and newest boats in the region… and we are pretty excited about that. Mototi is our largest diveboat with some pretty cool features that we added after we received her.  She had…

Fish Fireworks

I’ve been digging through my footage from just before I went on my mini holiday to South Australia for White Sharks, and I came across this nice sequence.  This was one of my favourite  dives of the year so far, it was a real pleasure to be in the water with so much movement.  If…

Box Jellyfish one year on

As some of you may know, last June Bella was stung by a large Box Jellyfish whilst swimming.  I always thought Box Jellyfish were an Australian problem, but it seems they are thought to range as far North as Thailand.  They enjoy shallow, brackish water and are fast swimmers – it is very unusual to…

Old School Wide Angle

Today I did my first dives with a new camera system.  The Sony A7r is a 36MP full frame mirrorless camera, and with the Nauticam housing and an adapter ring you can use the Nikonos series of lenses.  I started with a very old and well used 15mm lens that I would guess hasn’t been…

New Years Wishes?

Well, It’s nearly the year end and we found another cool thing… Probably the last cool thing for the year but who knows! Last year if you’d asked me to wish for something diving wise, I would have asked for a Rhinopias to be found in Lembeh again. In the last month we have seen…