August 8, 2011

Cost-free Wallpapers for Computers: Turtles and Barracudas

On my German geek blog I published recently cost free wallpapers. Two pictures of turtles and one of a school of barracudas. If anybody wants to have the pictures feel free to use it as your background pictures. This one … Continue reading

August 8, 2011

Two videos of a Hawksbill Turtle

Nice Hawksbill Turtle filmed on Tiran near Sharm El Sheikh. Unfortunately I did not have the video light with me so the colours are a bit missing. Anyway a beautiful animal. Enjoy … Equipment used: Canon EOS 7D, Tokina Fisheye … Continue reading

August 7, 2011

Diving in Tiran or “Turtles everywhere”

Wow, that day diving in Tiran was really amazing. We went there to find the Hammerheads or some other sharks but we didn’t see any. But sharks would have been a bonus to this day. Plenty of fish and turtles … Continue reading

August 7, 2011

Shutterstock: a little sunday rant … :)

The content editor in Shutterstock allows you to batch process files. If you upload quite a few similar files you can select them all and then you only have to type in the tags, categories and so on once. That’s … Continue reading

August 7, 2011

The Napoleon and myself …

I was lucky that Rich was with his camera on this dive and I’m in the picture with this massive Napoleon Wrasse. This picture is something special to me because normally I do not appear in the pictures as I’m … Continue reading

August 6, 2011

I did not see the turtle but the camera did …

Sometimes the camera definitely sees more then the photographer. Especially if you are surrounded by a huge school of snapper and looking to a tiny little screen. When I reviewed the picture in this post I thought: “Wait a minute … Continue reading

August 5, 2011

Another stunning day diving in Ras Mohammed national park, Sinai, Egypt

There is so much fish in Ras Mohammed at the moment – it’s stunning. We did more or less the same dive site (Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, where I published the 3D pictures yesterday) three times and always saw … Continue reading

August 4, 2011

Underwater in 3D

Thanks to the guys from wetnotes.eu for the hint how to do underwater 3D shots. To see it you will need of course 3D glasses. The pictures were taken at Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef in the national park Ras … Continue reading

July 30, 2011

Stunning dives at Ras Mohammed national park in Sharm El Sheikh

Well this was a really good day out. Rich, JP and myself equipped with DSLRs did two really nice dives at Ras Mohammed. That was a great day out – thanks guys! Here some of the bounty I could gather … Continue reading

July 16, 2011

Help needed: Try to save some Dive Sites in Dahab

The community of Dahab is calling for help from everybody. This petition is to the the governor of Sinai know that both locals and internationals alike are not happy that building is being allowed that will deny divers beach access … Continue reading

July 15, 2011

New Zealand’s great white sharks take tropical holidays

New Zealand’s great white sharks enjoy an annual tropical holiday, swimming thousands of kilometres to warm South Pacific waters before returning home, according to researchers. Scientists who monitored the giant predators for the past six years at Stewart Island, off … Continue reading

July 12, 2011

Well done! Shark fishing banned in the Bahamas.

The sharks that live in the Bahamas bring in millions of dollars from ecotourism and have a positive benefit on the ecosystem. A major Bahamian seafood company announced that it’s intention to slaughter any and all sharks and export their … Continue reading

July 12, 2011

SUBGEAR: Callback of BCD Blac Jac

SUBGEAR was made aware of a failure in the manufacturing processof the bcd Blac Jac. A small amount of the buoyancy control devices manufactured end of 2010 do have a faulty bladder. Only the black ones are affected. The XP … Continue reading

July 10, 2011

For free: Underwater Photographer issue 61

Peter Rowlands announced the latest issue UwP61. It’s free for download: http://www.uwpmag.com. UwP61 covers amongst other things revisions of Olympus TG-810, Nauticam Olympus XZ-1, and Tokina 35mm f/2.8 DX Macro. Issue July 2011 / August 2011 is 79 pages strong.

July 4, 2011

Bathala in the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives: new Werner Lau divecentre

The Bathala project has kicked off – on November 1st, 2011, Werner Lau will take over the Diving Centre at this legendary divers’ island. Bathala is an original 3 star island out of the pictures book in the North Ari … Continue reading

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July 1, 2011

Beautiful Technical Dives: Canyon and Blue Hole “The Arch” in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

Yesterday and today I joined some friends on two awesome technical dives: The famous Canyon and the even more famous Blue Hole in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt. Got a few nice pictures out of it – enjoy :) Special thanks … Continue reading

June 17, 2011

Naked female scientist tries to tame belugas in the Arctic

The Daily Mail calls her “The princess of Whales”. In sub-zero temperatures Natalie Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits. The Russian … Continue reading

June 16, 2011

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Diving with a Photographer.

By Jennie Brown, dive professional and long suffering Photographers buddy. Two years ago whilst we were travelling in Asia, my wonderful buddy, who is also my boyfriend decided he wanted to upgrade his camera. He’s always been into photography, but he … Continue reading

June 16, 2011

Total lunar eclipse: pictures taken from Egypt

A lunar eclipse is happening more often then a solar eclipse. But it was full moon and the eclipse had a really long duration. Therefore it was just awsome to see it. Luckily in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt it is … Continue reading

June 15, 2011

To Snorkel or Not to Snorkel: That is the Question

TDI / SDI / ERDI has a good write-up about if divers should or should not wear snorkels. The conclusion is – surprise surprise – that it very much depends on the conditions we are diving in. There are still … Continue reading