Raja Ampat’s Fam Islands

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014

  Our second day in Raja Ampat brought us to the Fam Islands. That of course, after watching dawn envelop the bay where Papua Paradise is located from the hammock on our veranda (and cataloging video clips…).  


Raja Ampat: Day 1 in Photos

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014

  The 4 Kings. Even the name, Raja Ampat, is intriguing and begs for exploration. Today, Quinn and I made our first two dives with Papua Paradise (Gangga Divers; our 3rd Lotus resort on the Best of Southeast


Video: Siladen Resort & Spa

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014

  Siladen Resort & Spa is the image off a postcard: white sand beaches, aquamarine water, private villas and cabanas, with amazing sunsets at night. Wake up in the mornings to the sound of gentle waves lapping on


Shooting Something Different

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014

  Yesterday I alluded to trying a new camera setup to create some variety in my images from Bunaken, and today I did just that.   For underwater macro, I use the Canon 100mm F2.8L macro lens on


Wide-Angle in Bunaken

Posted on: Sep 14, 2014

  Our journey in diving Bunaken Marine Park continues with our stay at Siladen Resort. Quinn and I made two dives yesterday and two more today, visiting some fantastic sites: Tanjung Kopi at Manado Toa Island and Cha


Video: Etiquette for Sea Turtle Photography

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014

  Throughout the Best of Southeast Asia, we’ve had many conversations with divers about underwater photo and video, and of course, the lengths some photographers will go to for a shot. Don’t get me wrong – I’ll put


Video: Gangga Island Resort and Spa

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014

  At Gangga Island Resort & Spa, you are truly in paradise. Wake up in a luxurious bungalow overlooking the ocean, step out onto a white sand beach, and dip into the warm aquamarine water just seconds from


Photos: Bangka Island Lives up to the Hype

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014

  Today we made our third and fourth dives at Bangka Island, diving with Gangga Divers while staying at Gangga Island Resort & Spa. And we’re very impressed. This is the end of the lower-visibility season and I