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!

Night Safari Started!

Our annual Night Safari started today and our lucky participant (1) has Abner all to herself!  We have one other guest arriving tomorrow morning, so we will have a grand total of two.  I planned to join but have flu, so will hopefully be OK to join in tomorrow. We’ll be working our way up…

NAD Photo Centre

NAD  can now boast to have one of the best Photo Setups in Indonesia. In May I went to the Nauticam HQ in Hong Kong and the factory floor in China to pick up a new housing.  Whilst there I did a servicing course for several of their current models: Sony NEX7 Canon 5Dmk3 Nikon…

Christian Jansen Gallery

Christian first came to visit us around September last year, he was a pretty grumpy photographer – frustrated because he wasn’t getting what he wanted out of his equipment.  He battled at it, and now 8 months later several visits he has some great shots, he even learned to smile before 12 noon. Congratulations to…

Clear Skies in Lembeh

I was sat having a beer on the waterfront with resident guest Christian, and we noticed that it was unusually clear last night.  So, we decided to get the tripods and attempt some stellar photography.  Using the higher ISO capabilities of the 5Dmk3 and some duct tape and a small rock to keep the shutter…

Johan-san, Goby Hunter.

Well, it’s nearly Golden Week and we’re getting quite a few Japanese divers visiting us during their time of national holidays.  Johan has been tasked with a goby mission, and he’s doing pretty well! In a few days he’s found Hairy Gobies, 5 lined gobies, Fire Dart Gobies, Purple Dart Gobies, Okinawa Gobies, Panda Goby…

Bumblebee Shrimp

Sometimes you go through life in Lembeh and a critter evades you for what seems to be forever.  For me the unicorn has been the Bumblebee Shrimp.  I could have seen it long ago but was busy with other things / camera not ready, too lazy to go – The usual excuses! Now i need…

How to Kill a 7D

A few months ago I was out shooting with prominent Korean Photographer and Media Mogul, EunJae Im. We were shooting Brahminy Kites and Eagles with wet hands between the dives – and between us we broke my Canon 7D from drips of water dropping into the pop up flash of the 7D, which caused a…