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Adding The Glow

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Source: Wakatobi Dive Resort

Combining fluorescent and luminance light sources adds a new dimension to underwater imaging.

At Wakatobi Resort, diving doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, many underwater photographers find nighttime to be prime time for creating unique images. Among the primary attractions of night diving are the colors. At first, this statement may seem counter intuitive, as the reef is cloaked in darkness. Sunlight may reveal the broader vistas of the reef, but as any underwater photographer can tell you, it does not render the full spectrum of colors, as red, orange and yellow wavelengths are lost even at relatively shallow depths. Read more

August 13, 2018 |

Lions Mane Jellyfish

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The world’s largest jellyfish has tentacles that are 120 feet long.   The stunning—and stinging—lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) ranks among earth’s most beautiful creatures. Let’s tip our scuba masks to this amazing invertebrate. Read more

July 14, 2018 |

Giant Cuttlefish

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This species is the largest of all the cuttlefish and an expert at colour change and camouflage. They can change colour in an instant, and by raising parts of their skin, they can also change shape and texture to imitate rock, sand or seaweed. These displays have various interpretations to other marine creatures and may be used for camouflage, mating or even hypnotising prey. Read more

April 12, 2018 |

Wakatobi’s Ancient Reef Dwellers

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Though sometimes overlooked by divers, sea sponges can be fascinating.

Did you know that the reefs of Wakatobi are home to some of the oldest and most resilient creatures in the animal kingdom? Creatures that have survived more than a dozen planet-wide mass extinctions and outlasted the dinosaurs. You will find them everywhere from the shallows to the deepest dive sites, and they can live for hundreds of years. Pretty impressive for an animal that can’t even run away from danger. Read more

April 6, 2018 |

Devil Scorpionfish

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The Devil Scorpionfish is a rather ugly unpleasant looking fish and its species name of diabolus which roughly means devil in Latin, is derived from its rather frightening looks. Read more

April 5, 2018 |

Ghost Pipefish

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With their incredible ability to mimic their surroundings and their tiny size, it is not surprising that these spectacular critters are seldom spotted by divers. Usually they are seen hovering next to their matching host, perfectly camouflaged. Their bodies are small and compressed, with large, often ornate fins. They can take on a wide variety of colours including red, white and yellow, depending on their surroundings.

Their name they probably got because they are sometimes suddenly found or seen in a particular place. Here, they only stay a few days or weeks before they disappear mysterious like a ghost.  Read more

March 27, 2018 |

The Tasselled Wobbegong Shark

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The Tasselled Wobbegong Shark belongs to a group of 12 species of sharks known as carpet sharks. This little known but widely distributed shark is a native inhabitant of the coral reefs off the coast of northern Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. Read more

March 15, 2018 |
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