Two weeks diving with NAD in the Lembeh strait will give so many options of seeing cool critters. These are some of them. Big thanks to the NAD people for making my stays there so good and productive!
The below pictures are from 6 days of diving around Malapascua. Upwelling and crowds of divers made thresher photography difficult at best, but there certainly are quite some macro opportunities around the island. Thanks to Cling Kleng, which really did his best to put us in the right spot at the right time.
These pictures are from five days stay at Moalboal, Cebu, on a trip arranged by Dykresespecialisten, Sweden. We stayed at the Quo Vadis dive resort and were very well taken care of by Pernilla Sjöö and her staff. A place to return to! The hard corals around the area were very healthy, which was a slight surprise. Moalboal often is just mentioned in connection with Pescador island and the school of sardines, but even if those are very nice, there are several great dive sites around.
The Komodo islands have always been a dream to visit for me, but for various reasons, such as work obligations and other kinds of disturbances, I have never been able to go. However, this year an opportunity opened up to take some time of in late September, and finally I got there. The pictures below are from a nine day trip on the MV Ambai, excellently arranged by The Underwater Tribe with their Luca Vaime as a great trip leader with a keen eye for where to put people in the water safely despite full moon currents. Komodo is a fantastic spot on Earth, with not only truly exceptional diving, but also volcanoes, harsh landscapes, incredible sunsets, and, iconic as iconic can be, the Komodo dragons. Thanks to Luca for excellent dive planning, the guides of Ambai for the guiding and my wife Pernilla for close buddying during the dives.
Pictures from my 2014 course on reef ecology in the Maldives with the Siren Fleet. The atolls were Ari, Malé, and Rashdoo.