Bonica snaps snappers

Walkers Cay in the Northern Bahamas has gained a world-wide reputation for the quality of its shark diving. The main event is the chumsicle dive where divers watch up to 100 Caribbean reef sharks, Blacktips and Nurse sharks tussle for a ball of frozen fish heads. You are very close to these beautiful creatures and can swim belly to belly with them as they circle round for another bite. Exhilarating though this was, the main reason that my wife Kyna and I had come to visit Walkers was a chance...

Candice a bold new talent

Shot in the Maldives for FHM magazine, f90 aquatica housing wide angle lens. Kodak E100SW film. Timing is very important when shooting split level Candice (she never uses her surname) came into photography by a circuitous route. She used to work with horses in New Zealand and Australia, before setting off to backpack round the world. A qualified diver, she was inspired to take pictures after diving off Australia's beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Once Candice was back in the UK, she decided to...

Nikonos Rs Body

When you change the film in your Nikonos V you could, if you are not careful, allow a few small drops of water to enter the camera. Unless you rinse and dry your camera thoroughly there will be a small amount of water trapped just outside the main O ring seal. When you open the camera back, it is possible that this water can get past the O ring as the pressure on it is released and it sits looser in the O ring groove. The solution is very simple but it isn't pointed out in the instruction...

Diving Derawan

It took three plane journeys followed by a lengthy boat ride down the river Berau to get to Derawan, a small island off the coast of Borneo. We had been lured by the dive travel brochures promise of Mantas, Barracuda and a wealth of macro life and were about to put that to the test. The check out dive with Eddie, our dive guide, was at Turtle Bay. It was a gentle drift with plenty to see including a small shoal of batfish, humphead wrasse, lionfish, clams, nudibranchs and lots more. Near the...

Warrens word Backing Up

It was a bad omen. Matt was never on time. He'd returned from a week in the Red Sea observing early taping for the BBC production Blue Planet. He placed the company Nikon F90 on the counter. It's only slightly wet. Look the display still works His voice trailed off. For Crowther, who would later go on to be a key writer for Dive Magazine, this was his first flood. The camera, not withstanding the working top display, was of course ,destroyed. Ocean Optics had...

Ocean Optics

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Above f90 aquatica housing, shot in studio pool in london,E100SWKodak, usinghmi film lighting. For Saturday Times magazine Shot in Portugal, in an icy freezing pool, but beautifully clear water f90 aquatica housing 20mm lens for Speedo and Harrods Below Commissioned by a pharmaceutical company, shot using underwater tungsten lights and f90, aquatica housing, 160 vc, Kodak film in a pool in London which led to more fashion shoots some underwater, some not in such places as India and the...

Underwater Photography Made Easier

Half Underwater Photography Ocean

Inventors of the Camera Pivot, used by underwater photographers worldwide. Made for the Motor Marine II, Nikonos cameras, and some housings MAKERS OF THE MOST VERSATILE, LIGHTEST WEIGHT, amp MOST FLEXIBLE ALUMINUM ARMS ON THE MARKET The Only Arms With An O-ring In The Ball For Keeping Your Strobes Where You Put Them Adapters for video amp camera housings, Nikonos, RS, and all strobes amp video lights. Often copied, never equaled, This will be the last set of arms you will have to purchase. If...

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Chicago From The Ocean

Organised by BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Natural History Museum, London WINNING PHOTOGRAPH by Tobias Bernhard Nikon F90X with 18mm lens 1 15 sec at f16 Fujichrome Velvia two strobes. We found grey reef sharks in this lagoon on the Beveridge Reef in the South Pacific and used bait to habituate them to meeting us at a particular coral head. Over the next fortnight, they ventured closer each day, in groups of up to eight. Most were adult females, with a distinct 'pecking order'. Though these...