Bligh Water of Fiji is my favorite area to dive in Fiji

I am very fortunate to have traveled to Fiji to scuba dive over a dozen times. There are a few reasons why I keep returning. The first, is world class diving, and an abundance of soft coral. Second, is the friendly people. Over a span of 20 years the local people I have interacted with…

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Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year

I am very honored to have been a finalist and recipient of two Honorable mentions in this years photography competition. This is a very prestigious competition and so many talented photographers participated. In the Ernie Brooks Black and White Category, these two images made the finals. In the Coral Reefs of the World Category, dedicated…

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Frisky – Image of the week

This is Frisky the baby whale. The portrait was created in Tonga and is printed on aluminum. It is 30 x 45 inches in size and framed in aluminum. This week Frisky is on sale for $1,995 and that includes shipping within US. If interested in swimming with whales I am offering a two week…

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Composition and Image Design

Photography is an art. The same rules of composition and image design that apply to painting apply to photography. Elements such as repetition of design, s-curves, diagonal lines, rule of thirds, balance, and proper use of negative space work together to guide the viewers eye through the scene and tell the story. In this image…

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Part of the excitement of dive travel is planning it

I spent the day today looking at flights and option for an upcoming trip to the Philippines. This will be my first time traveling to this country and it brings back the excitement felt planning travel to Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Time spent planning is fun a part of the experience. The more…

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Dive Travel connects like minded people and forges lasting friendships

Being with like minded people who share a passion for scuba diving is one of the best things about dive travel. When 60 feet deep and looking at colorful soft coral it does not matter if you vote red or blue, eat meat or tofu, watch football or the Voice. What matters is the love…

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Master Liveaboards celebrates the return of dive travel with a special photography charter in the Philippines

Join Douglas Hoffman for a photography dedicated 11 day adventure on board the M/Y Philippine Siren. The dates are July 14-24, 2022. The charter will visit Malapascua and the Visayas. We hope to encounter Thresher Sharks, schools of jacks & barracuda, stunning reefs, dramatic walls, soft coral grottos, hard coral gardens, as well as frog…

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