Elemental Passions in the Blue World of the Shark: Moorea

Text by Ty Sawyer For divers off Moorea, the clear waters of the lagoon are never far away. Photo/Ty Sawyer Approaching the sharp profiles of Moorea by ferry from Tahiti, it occurred to me that the mere presence of this island has an uncanny ability to stir the heart. The lagoon surrounding Moorea is equally…

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Articles Romantic Getaways – Tahiti

My dive buddy was kicking along behind like a minnow following a whale. I bolted after them, kicking hard to catch up. Pulling alongside, I snapped photos as quickly as my strobes could recycle (and sometimes faster). The manta’s wingtip swept up and down within inches of my lens. He was out for a leisurely…

The Forgotten Paradise of the Solomon Islands

Diving with Bilikiki Cruises by Jack and Sue Drafahl When underwater photographers talk about the Pacific, one name always appears at the top of the wish list; The Solomon Islands. This cluster of more than 900 islands just east of Papua New Guinea is thick with the mystery and excitement of undiscovered diving treasures. In…

Secret Gardens

by Chris Newbert My first awareness of the Solomon Islands came when I was very young, from watching World War II movies on television. Bad actors in heroic roles fought bravely for victory on Guadalcanal. I had the vaguest comprehension back then of what the war was about, and it would be years before I…

Factbook: Seychelles

 Seychelles Geography Geography Location: Eastern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar Geographic coordinates: 4 35 S, 55 40 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 455 sq km land: 455 sq km water: 0 sq km Area – comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline:…

Exploring Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea and Beyond

Aboard the Febrina Text and Photography by Stephen Frink In August of 1996 I was able to fulfill one of my long time underwater photographic ambitions by diving in Papua New Guinea. This would be a significant trip in terms of time and travel expense and I wanted to make sure I made the right…