Tag Archive for "Diving"

Marine life and their eggs

June 2, 2017 by Sonja Geier 1 Comment

The life cycle of fishes and other marine organisms is extremely complex and one blog entry is surely not enough to elaborate this topic. But regardless of the season and dive sites, we can usually see several marine species and their eggs whilst diving in Lembeh. Normally, marine organisms produce large amounts of small eggs that hatch quickly. This produces large populations and therefore a greater chance for species survival.

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Slow shutter speed or how to create a motion blur

May 18, 2017 by Sonja Geier 2 Comments

In most of the cases you would probably hit the delete button straight away, when you check your pictures and see a blurry image. The main objective of photography is usually to have a clear and crisp subject in focus. However, when used right, a bit of a blur can be quite interesting and give your image a sense of motion.

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Lembeh wide angle opportunities

May 11, 2017 by Sonja Geier No Comment

Although most people come to Lembeh for the tiny critters and muck diving on black sand - I can’t stay away from shooting wide angle every now and again. Especially right now that the visibility is suitable for it and perfect subjects like Wonderpus, Mimic Octopus or big Hairy Frogfish keep turning up on a regular basis.

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Guest Gallery: Johan van Schaik

May 7, 2017 by Sonja Geier No Comment

Our guests Johan and Bets from the Netherlands have visited Lembeh in 2010 already. Compared to a few years ago, they enjoyed diving in the Strait now even more: less trash, more critters, better corals. A big thank you to Johan for some beautiful underwater pictures which he was happy to share with us in our guest gallery. Safe travels to the both of you and sampai jumpa lagi!

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Dive guides on a mission

May 3, 2017 by Sonja Geier No Comment

Some of our guides and I took advantage of a free afternoon to go on a photographic mission on our house reef and wreck. Although all of our guides are pretty good in handling cameras and taking pictures already, there is always room for improvement.

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Seahorses – where the male gets to do most of the work

April 24, 2017 by Sonja Geier 1 Comment

Divers usually get to the point where, after hunting all kinds of different critters, they pick their personal “obsession”. Whether these are Cephalopods, Crustaceans, Gobies, Nudibranchs or Frogfishes – so my weak spot have always been Seahorses. Here in Lembeh, we can find up to six different species on one dive!

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NAD Lembeh contributing to new DisneyNature movie

April 20, 2017 by Sonja Geier No Comment

Get ready for another great Disney movie called “Dolphins” which will be coming to the cinemas in 2018. DisneyNature has just released the trailer for their new movie, in which we follow “Echo”, a young dolphin, on his adventures when he explores the coral reef.

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The Sound of Silence – why we don’t like shakers and tank bangers

March 25, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

There are many dive destinations in the world. And all have their typical or unique characteristics … drifts, sharks, whales, blue water, pristine reefs, ice, green water, wrecks. But no matter where you dive; most divers agree that one of the main things they like in diving is that it is quiet under water. And we ...

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Mototi is Born!

October 20, 2014 by Simon No Comment

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 ...

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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 ...

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