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Dive Blog

The idea of the Dive Blog is to provide you the newest stories, to show you breathtaking places and images taken by our Visionaries on their latest trips. All of them travel all around the world to find the next amazing dive spot and of course also to take the next incredible shot under the surface! Get inspired for your next trip!

  • Anilao – vibrant reefs and crazy critters

    Anilao is famous amongst divers for several reasons, but mainly for a unique diversity of macro stuff, and lately also for so called black water diving (night diving in extremely deep waters, hanging from a rope and just waiting to see what drifts by). Before my trip there, not too many divers had mentioned the incredibly rich reefs in the area, and so the beauty of this place came as a very, very pleasant surprise for...
    • 28 Feb 2019
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  • Dolphins – my experience after waiting for 20 years!

    In the 20 years that I’ve been diving, I’ve taken a lot of photos; from seahorses measuring a mere centimetre to swimming elephants. But I’ve never encountered a dolphin. Until now. For this mission, we chose to search in a large area in the Bahamas which is home to around twenty dolphins.
    • 14 Feb 2019
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  • The great white shark !!

    On my second trip to Guadeloupe I wanted to capture the behaviour of the great white shark in my pictures. With the help of my results as well as the information provided by the scientists who work with these animals, I wanted to explain or rather express the importance that these special animals have in the ecosystem and show what is being done to protect them.
    • 30 Jan 2019
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  • Bangka’s colourful nursery

    Our dive guide is raising his hand, his little finger separated and slightly curved. Clearly a signal for pygmy seahorses. But his following signals cannot be interpreted by anyone. Dolfye is raising both his hand directly in front of our masks, all ...
    • 24 Jan 2019
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  • Deep water secrets of Norway

    Diving during the winter is harsh. Especially in Norway. But for those divers who dare to challenge the coldness there are amazing dives awaiting them. In early January 2018, I visited the fjord of Trondheim, the landscape was covered in snowand the temperature was approximately -10 degrees Celsius. During this period there were only a few hours of daylight, so I didn't need to wait long before we started our "night dive...
    • 10 Jan 2019
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  • Have you ever heard about Okinawa as a diver paradise ?

    Nuchi gusui” literally means “the medicine of life.” This phrase is used for things healing both our mind and body, such as our mother’s love, delicious food, human kindness, and amazing scenery. And the latter is especially true for a very unique region called Okinawa. And before you read on, you may grab a pen and write down the following: Bucket list diving destinations: Okinawa, Japan.
    • 12 Dec 2018
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  • How to dress for really cold water?

    The thermometer outside shows -6 degrees Celsius, snow covers the ground and the sea is as flat as a mirror. Most divers would consider it completely insane to go diving in conditions like these, knowing that the temperature in the water will be close to the freezing point. But what shall you do when you live close to the arctic circle and diving is your biggest passion? The only thing you can do is: Dress up!
    • 19 Nov 2018
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  • Prepare, keep it simple, relax! My best tips for underwater photography competitions

    In August 2018 the Swedish championship in underwater photography took place at Hamburgsund on the Swedish west coast. Twelve finalists competed for the victory.
    • 25 Oct 2018
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  • Curaçao Caribbean Feeling – the Dutch way

    “Bon bini” and thus welcome to Curaçao. The dreamlike Caribbean Island is smilingly welcoming us with its unique flair and its loveable charm. The friendly people, the wonderful climate and the many small bays and beaches are absol...
    • 27 Sep 2018
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  • Playing with art filters

    If you have a look at photographs taken above the water you can often see that the pictures have been edited away from their natural look. For some reason this is something very rarely seen in underwater photographs. It seems like there is some unwritten rule that pictures taken above the water can be altered, twisted and twirled just for the creative effect, but underwater pictures should show the world as it is seen...
    • 16 Aug 2018
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  • ZANZIBAR – so impressive dives!

    Recently, I decided to visit Zanzibar and to take a diving trip around to discover the surrounding sea. Geographically, this area actually belongs to the Western basin of the mighty Indian-Ocean but still, it is pretty close to the main land of Africa near Tansania. I picked two distinctive areas to explore, one in North, around Nungwi and Mnemba-atoll
    • 25 Jul 2018
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  • Artistic use of backlight

    Backlight shining right into your lens and illuminating your scenery in a creative way is one of the most difficult and yet one of the most artistic things in underwater photography. Let’s have a look at how you can use backlight at its best.
    • 21 Jun 2018
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  • World Oceans Day – let’s celebrate life

    It's a major source of oxygen and food, a home to thousands of creatures, a climate regulator and an extraordinary playground for divers and photographers: THE OCEAN. Celebrate the World Oceans Day with us, find out more about why the world’s oceans are so important and take part in a fantastic raffle.
    • 8 Jun 2018
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  • Switch from Canon full-frame to Micro Four Third OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    For the impatient of you already looking for my conclusion: Yes, I’d do it again! With my Canon 5D MKIII I have taken countless shots in mines and caves and I was always very enthusiastic about the results. But then, the day came when
    • 31 May 2018
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  • Snorkeling with Orcas

    Nearly everybody is enjoying warm climate, searching for sunny holidays, looking for diving places with crystal clear turquoise water in summer or winter time. Now try to imagine it is January, a month when most people prefer to skip the winter. Not us.
    • 18 May 2018
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  • Editing underwater shots – some basic tips for post-production

    It’s after your wetsuit has dried and your suitcase has been unpacked that the real work – and sometimes fun – of underwater photography begins: You finally get to look at all those beautiful shots you took and enjoy every “aww”-moment when you discover...
    • 3 May 2018
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  • Bullfrogs in front of the lens

    We do not really know for sure, but rumor has it must have been in the early 90s when a bullfrog farmer in the Karlsruhe area in Germany could not or did not want to accept the authorities' requirements. So, one night he released all the animals and set them free to explore the surrounding quarry ponds – an act with unimaginable consequences.
    • 16 Apr 2018
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  • Diving in the “Möllerbunker” of a furnace

    Darkness, narrowness and yet a feeling of excitement. This is how it feels to dive into one of the dirtiest workplaces of the German Ruhr area. Erik Hesse made it possible for us to experience and capture an extraordinary dive into a stock bunker, a so-called “Möllerbunker”, of the former steel plant and now “Landschaftpark Duisburg Nord”.
    • 15 Mar 2018
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  • Tiny critters are potentially everywhere - don’t miss them

    For most people, diving in a tropical sea around the equator means a nice and clear water and colorful coral reefs with a vibrant aquatic life. Happy creatures finning around taking their time with searching food and having a social life. That can actually be true but there are some exceptions which may make the diving experience a bit different and sometimes more exciting at the same time. No doubt, the sea’s diversity...
    • 8 Mar 2018
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  • Papua New Guinea – an adventure in the last Garden of Eden

    Papua New Guinea. A forgotten tropical paradise. Colourful. Diverse. And with many parts completely untouched and totally native. It is a place of all colours and shapes in both flora and fauna. Thick, rough jungle, bright blossoms and above all the ...
    • 27 Feb 2018
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  • What are these balls for?

    I ran into them for the first time at the dive fair 'Boot' in Düsseldorf. There I saw them lying in a showcase of a booth specialized in underwater photography material: Underwater flashes with a frosted glass hemisphere mounted at the front. In the very first instance, it looked like a big bowl of vanilla ice cream! I frowned my eyebrows ... "What-is-that?!" I had not seen this before!
    • 16 Feb 2018
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  • Cenote Diving with a Mexican Mermaid

    Where the ocean meets the sky, where giant sea monsters control the waters and where pirates bury their treasures – this is where we maybe find the mermaids that so many old salts talk about when the light of day fades and the senses are fooled...
    • 18 Jan 2018
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  • Light is the key

    Every time  I write an article for any of the magazines I collaborate with and  whenever I prepare a presentation on underwater photography, each and every time that I’ve written the word "LIGHT", I’ve done it in capit...
    • 12 Jan 2018
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  • Underwater wide angle - Tips & Tricks

    The underwater world is truly beautiful and a wide angle image is, in my opinion, the best way to document it. Below you can read some of my tips and tricks to get better wide angle images during your dives.
    • 21 Dec 2017
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  • Diving in Cenotes – know what you’re in for

    Diving is exciting. Diving is adventurous. And diving is not always a fun only activity. This is especially true when you are brave enough to face one of the most challenging diving spots there are: Cenotes. Diving in cenotes is something for the real pros – and so is taking underwater pictures in cenotes for that matter. But let’s start at the beginning …
    • 18 Dec 2017
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