Kauai Diving & The Andaman Shootout

January 14th, 2009

I added a couple new galleries to my collection, but hadn’t yet posted about them here. Last year I had the pleasure of shooting some photos in the Andaman Sea off of the coast of Thailand. We were based out of Krabi – where we stayed at the beautiful Centara Resort. I did some dives out near the Phi Phi islands and the quality of subjects there surprised me. This was not just another fun trip to Thailand, I really did enjoy the diving there (previously, I held the view that the diving in Thailand was pretty mediocre compared to the surrounding waters). Anyway, check out the photos from those dives here

Last August I got a number of dives in off of the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Ni’ihau. While the trip out to Ni’ihau was brutal (a few hours each way on a boat with the beating sun and no covering, with and clanging AL80s smashing together the whole way), it was well worth it to dive with monk seals, a species that is quickly going extinct. These seals were even more docile and just as curious as our harbor seals are here in Seattle. This was also my first outing with the new Subal ND-30/Nikon D300 rig I’m shooting now. Enjoy!

Hawaii Shots

Entry Filed under: Travel

  • 1
    John Middleton
    October 18th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Enjoy reading your dive experiences. Very well written. Keep up the good work. If your interested in diving shipwrecks in BC waters check out our UASBC Explorations website and consider coming to our Shipwrecks Conference which is planned for Victoria BC on Sat March 20.

  • 2
    Buzz of the Orient
    November 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Knowing that you have some control over NV seeders, and having sent a few unanswered “contact us” messages to NV about certain problems I had seen, I thought to look up your profile. What I did see was your post about diving in Kauai. About 40 years ago I visited Kauai and thought of it as being as close to paradise as I may ever get. At the end of the beach that was the set for the movie “South Pacific” (I think it was called Hanalei Beach) there was a small lagoon, where I snorkeled, watching a virtual rainbow spectrum of coloured fish. Your post reminded me of that beautiful place.

  • 3
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks, Buzz! Kauai is a wonderful place, I agree.


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