Whaleshark encounter


I have never experienced winning the lottery. But this encounter with a whaleshark might get really close to the feelings of winning something big! Whalesharks are seldom seen in the narrow bay of Palu. I still remember my conversation with our dive guide Nasrun. Me : I might go wide-angle on the housereef dive. Nasrun …

Deep down on Gili Raja Wreck


The Gili Raja wreck is approximately 90-meters long and lies for  60 years on its side at a depth 35m and 50m. It is beautifully y overgrown with soft corals. The site is almost pristine as only a handful of divers are able to dive here given the depth. I had the chance to dive …

Underwater sunbeams


“Turn your face to the sun and all the shadows will fall behind you” When I switch from my macro lens to the fisheye lens it is mainly to play with the sun. It’s a tricky game where the direct “face to face” is difficult but when you succeed the images are just displaying the …

Flower Power Dive


Last April we spent 2 weeks diving at the Prince John Dive Resort. Everything was great, the staff was really helpful and nice. The atmosphere was fun and easy-going! At one point comes the moment when you prepare for your last dive. Always a moment of mixed feelings:happy to go diving but totally aware that …

Wallpaper January 2010


It’s time for the new year and here comes the January wallpaper for 2010.I took this shot in Manado in August. I love the sun beams. What amazes me is the harmony and beauty of the stinging hydroid glaophenia cupressina. These plant-like animals are closely related to jellyfish. So keep to the golden rule while …