The smiley blenny

Now that Simon has a new ‘baby’, he’s out diving a lot more. He has however switched to videos, so i’ve happily inherited the 5DMKIII and tag along diving. The last dive we went together, i came across this colourful fangblenny poking its head out through its hole as i swam past. Due to its…

Slender Sea Moth

A rare find in Lembeh, our diveguide Oksin has only seen this Slender Pegasus Seamonth (Pegasus Volitans) once before in his years of diving the strait. Unlike the short bodied Dragon Pegasus Sea Moth normally found in Lembeh, the Slender Sea Moth -like its name, has a thin slender body, longer snout and longer tail.…

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…

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…