Poisonous Punch Of The Nudibranch

Nudibranchs are beautiful but some of these tiny sea slugs are also highly poisonous, as this superb video of “when nudis attack” from Jean Michel Cousteau demonstrates Thanks to @goosecross for sharing the link

Whale Sharks, Great White Sharks And More…

Here’s some links to spectacular whale shark and great white shark videos along with my rundown of where I dived in 2007 I did a lot of diving around Asia during 2007 – Philippines, Palau, Australia, Bali, Thailand – which I’ve recapped on my End of Year Review on my other site Travelhappy. (It seemed […]

Peacock Mantis Shrimp Pictures

The peacock mantis shrimp is one of my all time favourite underwater critters, and on my recent trip to Davao in the Philippines I managed to get some pretty good shots of this amazing creature I spent the first week of September diving in Davao in the southern Philippines. I can’t say much more about […]

Rodney Fox Interview: Diving With Great White Sharks

Rodney Fox is something of a legend in Australia. The man who survived a near fatal great white shark attack, he subsequently dedicated his life to understanding and protecting these amazing creatures Recently I interviewed Rodney Fox for Scuba Diver AustralAsia magazine, and I’m really pleased that the magazine has put the entire interview online. […]

Halt The Salt! Ningaloo Reef Under Threat From Huge Salt Mine Operation

Exmouth Gulf – one of Western Australia’s most environmentally important areas and one of the best places to see whale sharks in the world – is under potential threat from a plan to build one of the world’s biggest salt mines. Halt The Salt is a website dedicated to stopping the construction of the world’s […]

Cuttlefish Face Stretching, Bali

Do you know what this cuttlefish is doing in this short video clip? Please leave a comment and let me know! Recently I posted this video clip of a cuttlefish on YouTube. I’d shot the video while I was scuba diving in Bali, and before I got to mention it here, Willy found it on […]

Diving With Great White Sharks: Rodney Fox

Rodney Fox is a legend amongst shark divers – one of the few people to survive being attacked by a Great White Shark, Fox has dedicated his life to understanding and conserving these amazing and fearsome creatures from his base in Adelaide, Australia I’m currently doing some research on Rodney Fox and have tripped over […]

Birds Head, Indonesia – Greatest Marine Biodiversity In The World?

It’s long been known that Indonesia has the greatest number of marine species living within its waters than anywhere else in the world – and now scientists reckon they’ve identified the specific place which is home to the most species. Researchers from Conservation International claim to have found what may be “the epicenter of marine […]

Manta Ray Train

Check out Mike Veitch’s stunning picture of five manta rays moving in perfect single file hoovering up plankton in Yap, Micronesia Recently I mentioned this stunning image in my post about the Yap Photo Workshop 2007 – I originally saw it in Scuba Diver Australasia magazine and now I’ve found the online version at BigBlueImages.com […]

Stingrays Mutilated In Wake Of Steve Irwin’s Death

10 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated around Australia’s Queensland coast in the wake of Steve Irwin’s death from a stingray’s barb last week What is wrong with people? Last week, when I wrote a small obituary about the death of Steve Irwin, I noted at the end – “Let’s hope it doesn’t cause […]

Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

World famous Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has been tragically killed by the barb of a stingray whilst filming an underwater documentary on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef It seems almost a bad taste joke at first – the news that Steve Irwin, famous for his exploits with crocodiles, had been killed by the barb of a […]

Whale Sharks: The Giants Of Ningaloo Reef

“Whale Sharks: The Giants Of Ningaloo Reef” is a unique book by Geoff Taylor that provides an amazing photographic and text document about the whale sharks of Western Australia This is, in every sense, a magnificent book – a hefty, oversized hardback chock full of spectacular photographs as befits its subject matter, the biggest fish […]

Philippines Oil Spill Threatens Second Island

It’s no surprise that the recent oil spill off the Philippines has been causing havoc with the marine life of the region – and now looks like the slick is set to damage the ecosystem of Negros, a popular dive destination The impact of this spill is going to be felt by the local population […]

Yap Photo Workshop 2007

Micronesia’s Yap is famous for seeing squadrons of manta rays – and photographing them too. The Yap Photo Workshop provides an unforgettable crash course in mastering underwater photography in the midst of Yap’s spectacular marine life I so want to go on this course. It’s not until June 2007, but I’m already contemplating if I […]

The Amazing Mola Mola Sunfish

The Mola Mola is one of the most elusive and amazing fishes to see underwater when diving in Asia – and they’ve suddenly started appearing off the west coast of England I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this story this morning. The huge Mola Mola, also known as the Sunfish, […]