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This is a comprehensive fish identification guide covering the fish-rich reefs of the Pacific. There are 2,500 photographs of 2,000 species from four of the best marine life authors in the business. Their collaboration makes it possible for underwater naturalists to identify fishes from Thailand to Tahiti with a single, compact, easy-to-use, no-nonsense reference. 108 fish families are presented in one of 20 Identification groups based on a family's related visual or behavioral characteristics, such as LargeOval/Colorul or Sand/Burrow Dwellers.

This book is a must have for anyone diving this region.

Do you have a new book, CD or DVD?

If so, to have a copy reviewed, please send them to PR Productions 13 Langley Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6QN, England

Tel & fax 44 (0)20 8399 5709 E mail [email protected]

A step by step guide to underwater video by John Boyle lindcrwitlw Video

This 128 page book may seem expensive at first (£24.95) but it contains exactly what you need to know and is written from experience.

John Boyle started filming in the late 1980's and has produced over 15 programmes which have been sold to television worldwide. As a result his book is full of practical advice and details of how to make a start in what eventually became a new career for him.

In addition to the usual equipment chapters there is practical advice on filming techniques and lighting but what sets this book apart is the sections on actually planning and making a film as well as how to sell either an idea or a finished product.

The book is attractively laid out and very well illustrated. It will appeal to beginners and experienced alike and will prove a valuable source of information and inspiration,

Fish Face by David Doubilet

This chunky little 400 page hardback book is full of fish portraits taken in waters all over the world by David Doubilet during his highly successful career.

As you would expect the quality and composition are excellent but it would have been nice to have more information about the subjects rather than just a name, location and date taken. In addition the small page size and binding mean that horizontal portraits printed over two pages do not display well.

The book is excellent value at £12.95

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Dive with the most experienced Raja Ampat photographers aboard Queen of the Sea, Indonesia's newest luxury liveaboard !

' See the BEST of Raja Ampat 1 k with our photographer groups ,

Our goals: maximize dive time, minimize travel time, insure a compatible group to dive the BEST sites at the PERFECT time to see & photograph the amazing profusion of soft corals, schooling fish and small creatures.

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Guidelines for contributors

The response to UwP has been nothing short of fantastic. We are looking for interesting, well illustrated articles about underwater photography. We are looking for work from existing names but would also like to discover some of the new talent out there and that could be you!

The type of articles we're looking for fall into five main categories:

Uw photo techniques - Balanced light, composition, etc Locations - Photo friendly dive sites, countries or liveaboards Subjects - Anything from whale sharks to nudibranchs in full detail Equipment reviews - Detailed appraisals of the latest equipment Personalities - Interviews/features about leading underwater photographers

If you have an idea for an article, contact me first before putting pen to paper.

E mail [email protected]

How to submit articles

To keep UwP simple and financially viable, we can only accept submissions by e mail and they need to be done in the following

1. The text should be saved as a TEXT file and attached to the e mail

2. Images must be attached to the e mail and they need to be 144dpi

Size - Maximum length 15cm i.e. horizontal pictures would be 15 cm wide and verticals would be 15cm.

File type - Save your image as a JPG file and set the compression to "Medium" quality. This should result in images no larger than about 120k which can be transmitted quickly. If we want larger sizes we will contact you.

3. Captions - Each and every image MUST have full photographic details including camera, housing, lens, lighting, film, aperture, shutter speed and exposure mode. These must also be copied and pasted into the body of the e mail.

Holiday Accommodation Cape Town - South Africa

Experience the Great Whites of Cape Town! Stay in one of our 2 apartments, Hout Bay or Three Anchor Bay - self catering and fully furnished, both sleep 6, stunning sea views. For rates and location visit <www.capedestiny.œ.za> or Ph: 44 7932487936_

For sale2 Nikonos V cameras and lenses. Both cameras and lenses in excellent condition, fully serviced by Ocean Optics and not dived with since last service. Kit comprises 2 Nikonos V bodies, 3x 28mm lenses, lx 35mm lens, lx close-up lens with extension ring and stabilizer but no framer. £1000 for all, but will split into: Either Nik V with 28+35mm for £560, or Nik V with 28mm for £500, other lenses incl. as first come first served. No offers.Tel: EDDY -07831 773045 or email: [email protected] (London based).

For sale & wanted

Second-hand housings for sale and wanted. Second-hand AF housings bought,sold, serviced and repaired. Especially Nikon F601/ 801/60/70 fit and reduced function types. Photocourses in Ireland/ Scotland.

For details contact Paul Kay on 01248 681361 or email [email protected]

For sale ^fcS^

Nikonos V JH ff* camera body for sale in perfect condition as new (used twice) bought from Ocean Optics. £425 ONO for quick sale.

Telephone:020 7787 9396 or email: [email protected].

For sale

Broadcast video camera housing for sale. Built by Oceaneye Sweden and rated to 80m. Used on Blue Planet and Natural World. For details contact [email protected] (I am UK based) or visit mattruglys/housing .htm_

For sale

Nikon Coolpix 5000, with Subal CP5 housing c/w handle; Nikon E68 wide angle converter lens with matching Subal wide angle port; downloading lead, 3 rechargeable Nikon lithium-ion battery packs and charger: all in excellent condition. £1890.00. Email Pat Morrissey [email protected] London

For sale

Nikon F100

body only, excellent condition, box, cards etc £500. Contact Charles +44 111 262 2440, [email protected]

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