March 2015 Update

The diving around Koh Tao has been particularly good the past month, with the water becoming clearer and warm enough to dive without a wetsuit. The weather has also been consistently hot and sunny, perfect conditions for photos and video.

I've been doing more videos than photos lately, so don't have too many to update here. But I'm still finding new creatures, like some species of nudibranch that I've never seen before. So enjoy this latest small batch of pictures.

First Diving Update for 2015

So far 2015 has given us some poor visibility which has made photography difficult, so the focus lately has been on macro shots. Making videos has had less of an impact from poor vis, as the G16 takes shots that magically look better than the real thing.

On a positive note, conditions are getting better in the past days, with clearer water and warmer weather, so I'm looking forward to more nice shots in the next days and weeks.

Best Pictures of 2014

Happy New Year everybody!

I have put together a collection of my favourite pictures taken in Koh Tao from 2014. You can view them in this album: Best of 2014. Enjoy :)

Highlights from September 2014

I did a lot of fun diving in September, as a few people were leaving Koh Tao, so it was nice to spend some quality time underwater. It's also very relaxing and chilled out to dive with friends as opposed to customers, and we all enjoy taking it very slow to look for special things. So this update has a lot of nudibranches, of course. New discoveries include some tiny crabs that live only in certain green table corals, and a spotted snake eel at Mango bay. I also saw a turtle for the first time since I got the new camera, finally.

Highlights from August 2014

It wasn't easy picking out my favourites for this month because there were so many! With the water being so clear, the details that come out in some of these close up shots is amazing, I am definitely loving it :)

I've started doing a new kind of shot, an over/under shot while students are doing skills at the beach, I think they work well. Shows what we do and where we do it.

Also I think batfish are officially my favourite fish. Just can't get enough of these guys.

Anyway, check out these photos, and let me know what you think.

Highlights from July 2014

By July I was really getting into the photography thing. I had a lot more DSDs to follow and did plenty of fun dives as well. The weather was sunny and warm, the visibility in the water was very clear by Koh Tao standards, and it was a joy to be out diving. This month I had the pleasure of finding some rare creatures, including 3 indian walkmans (walkmen?) together at Mango Bay, a couple of phidiana indica nudis, a plakobranchus nudi, a whip coral crab who is always at the same place in White Rock, and the crocodile fish that comes and goes at Twins.

Highlights from June 2014

After taking some time to get accustomed to my new camera, I officially started my new role at Seashell as a professional photographer. Most of the time I was following the discover scuba divers on their first dives, but there were some fun dives as well. I was also working on photo editing in Lightroom, and established a good workflow so I can produce some nice quality shots in a reasonable amount of time. People seemed to be happy with the results, so I continued.

Here are some of my favourite shots from this June. Let me know what you think.

Fish Are Friends

Yesterday I was following a group of discover divers at Twins when I happened to swim near a small school of baby fish huddled close to a piece of rope. As I swam past they decided that I looked like a better shelter and decided to cuddle up next to me. Cute!

Well, they didn't stay long, maybe they got scared as I went deeper ;)

A Very Late Update

It's been almost a year since I last posted something up here. A big apology to all my fans :) So a bit of a recap is in order, it seems.

Since September last year I was very busy instructing at Seashell, then in January of this year I was asked to help manage the dive centre while our regular manager took a much needed holiday. That kept me busy until May, so I did not have much to post here.

Now that Jeff is back, I am very happy to be back in the water, and even more happy to have a new camera to play with: a Canon G16 in a Fantasea housing and Inon Z-240 strobe.

Spectacular Sail Rock with Seashell

After a very busy high season, the staff at Seashell decided to treat ourselves to a Sail Rock trip. The weather has been very warm and calm for the past few days, and we had heard reports of very good visibility, so the mood was very optimistic as we set out.


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