Great new device

After a few really interesting recent trips I decided to continue my blog!

On our latest trip to Inonesia, a few weeks ago, we have tested an innovative device from a German start up company. With this Buddy Watcher on your wrist, you can call your buddy under water or even snorkeling any time you want to get his attention. And this great thing works indeed within a distance of up to 50 meter (150 feet)!!!

So you will never miss the whaleshark behind you again😉

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The other good thing we found out: as it works with ultrasound, you also get attention of sharks! They will be arround more frequently than without this device. But dont be afraid, they are just interested but most of the time dont come very much closer.

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If you are interested, you will find a link to „Buddy Watcher“ on my link-list.

If you order this device, please enter „uw-photos“ as „Gutschein-Nummer“!!! – Thanks!

 

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Mermaid or Cow?

Finally back on the road again! After a kind of hibernation with office- and pool work only, travel season has started again. We are visiting the Florida Manatees in Crystal River and Homosassa/Citrus County. After two good days at the beginning, we are not very lucky in the Sunshine State: heavy rain and cold weather has stopped our work recently. Please keep fingers crossed for the next few days!

Mermaid or Cow?

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Never say never

About 12 years ago I decided to stop taking part in any photo competition. I was bored and never wanted to start again.

But last year somebody could convince me to make an exception. So I took part in the Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest (IWUPC), which is the biggest and the most prestigious underwater photo contest in the world held by The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia.

Today I got the message that I have won the „Honorary 2nd Prize“ in the category „DLSR Macro“!!!

You can also have a look at: http://www.indonesiaunderwatercontest.com/winners

And thats my winning Picture, taken on AMIRA Liveaboard 2013:

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Klitschko Junior

The last few days we have been at Siladen Island/Bunaken Marine Park. We have enjoyed our stay in Siladen Resort & Spa, http://www.siladen.com
Beside the very recommendable Resort, they also have an incredible housereef which is good for wideangle and macro photos at once! Just at the beginning of a dive we met this little boxing champion, the famous boxer crab Lybia tesselata.

Klitschko Junior

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Eye of the Tiger

Finally I found some time to continue with my blog – sorry for waiting! ;-))
Last week I was doing a photo-workshop for interested underwater-photographers at Eco Divers Lembeh Resort (www.eco-divers.com). By the way: my favorite diving the Lembeh Strait! And after 3-4 dives per day and some photo presentations and talks, there was no time left for doing the blog …
But here a quite nice Tiger Shrimp (Phyllgnathia ceratophthalmus) from Lembeh.

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Harry the Frogfish

Our white hairy frogfish was tired and hungry.

Harry the Frogfish

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