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Detailed reports about some of the best underwater photography destinations by accomplished  photographers

Photographing My First Great Whites with Solmar V
Lia Barrett hops aboard the legendary boat for jaw-some encounters
Yap: A Little Island with Big Adventures
Francesca Diaco heads to a small island for a big adventure
Mission Briefing: Off the Chart in Myanmar
Citizen science and amazing photo ops in the Andaman Sea
Found in Transition: Diving Komodo to Alor on Arenui
Transition liveaboard itineraries offer ultimate diversity
Fine Diving and Dining at Siladen Resort
Discover the flavors this luxury Indonesian resort has to offer
Lembeh Lucky: Hitting the Jackpot at Lembeh Resort
Learn why this destination always delivers for underwater macro photographers
Rediscovering the Similans and Surins Aboard the MV Hallelujah
DPG Photo Editor and new mom Lia Barrett returns to her old turf
Exploring New Zealand’s North Island
Brit Grant Thomas gets to know his new home and its underwater inhabitants
Discovering the Solomon Islands with the Master Liveaboards Fleet
Head to one of underwater photography’s final frontiers for true adventure
Saba: The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean
Joanna Lentini discovers a lesser-known volcanic isle in the Caribbean
Maldivian Wonders with Master Liveaboards
Glen Cowans and Louise Stazzonelli discover sharks, stunning soft coral, and mantas galore
Macro and So Much More: Diving Anilao with Aiyanar Resort
Francesca Diaco heads to a muck mecca with both macro and wide-angle lenses
Luxury Dive “Voluntography” in Komodo with the Arenui
Underwater photographers become citizen scientists on one special trip
The White Whales of Churchill
DPG Editor-at-Large Joe Tepper travels to the subarctic to photograph beluga whales
Bunaken National Marine Park: Ten to Treasure
Marine biologist and underwater shooter Richard Smith heads to Siladen Resort to marvel at its amazing photographic subjects below the waterline
North Carolina: The Living Graveyard of the Atlantic
Discover why North Carolina is a world-class underwater photography destination for wrecks, sharks, and marine life
In Search of Dragons and Gods with the WAOW Liveaboard
Brandi Mueller is treated to spectacular comforts, exquisite food, and awesome diving aboard a majestic traditional phinisi
A Pelagic Paradise in French Polynesia
Francesca Diaco heads to “the middle of nowhere” for her shark fix
Naturally Alor: Discovering Indonesia’s Far-flung Gem
Photographer Glen Cowans is spoiled for choice in Alor’s jam-packed waters
Filming the Galápagos: An Adventure with Master Liveaboards
Daniel Norwood returns to the Galápagos armed with his video rig
Summertime Underwater Photography in Grand Cayman
Discover why summer is the perfect time to visit the Cayman Islands
An Underwater Photographer’s Journey to Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara
Renee Capozzola packs her wide angle for the trip of a lifetime “East of Flores”
Chasing the Perfect Turtle Shot and Other Marvels at Siladen Resort
Brandi Mueller heads to North Sulawesi expecting critters... but finding lots, and lots, of turtles
The Diverse Underwater Worlds of Papua New Guinea
Scott Portelli uncovers rare critters, unspoiled reefs, and WWII wrecks teeming with life
Cold and Deep: Shooting Underwater Pelagic Life in British Columbia
Eiko Jones braves rough seas and unpredictable weather to capture spectacular underwater scenes in the waters of British Columbia
The Pelagian Magnificent Ten
I tend to rate a dive location by how much I wish to return to it and Wakatobi Marine Park, even after two visits, is one of my top choices. I have now returned for the third time to explore the...
Sailing with Sirens: It’s Still More Fun in the Philippines
Brandi Mueller heads back to the Philippines armed with both macro and wide-angle lenses
Living History in Truk Lagoon with Master Liveaboards
Francesca Diaco boards the Truk Master luxury liveaboard on a journey into a fascinating submerged past
Sailing with Sirens: Pristine Palau
Daniel Norwood takes on Palau’s sharks, turtles and big fish schools
Diving Indonesia’s South Forgotten Islands with the Arenui
Photographer Joanna Lentini journeys on a luxury liveaboard for an adventure of a lifetime
Portuguese Pelagics: Photographing the Sharks and Rays of the Azores
Daniel Norwood heads to the Azores in search of the big stuff
Wakatobi with the Pelagian: Magical Mystery Tour
Walt Stearns boards the Pelagian to focus on the small stuff in the waters of Wakatobi
Treasures and Luxuries: Diving Bunaken National Park with Siladen Resort
Alex Lindbloom discovers the breadth of photo possibilities at Bunaken National Park
Los Jardines de la Reina: Face to Face with Cuba’s Crocs and Sharks
Lia Barrett ventures to a pristine corner of Cuba to come face to face with crocodiles and sharks
The Galápagos: The All-in-One Destination
From the endemic to prolific marine life, Galápagos diving has everything a photographer could want
Spoiled Above and Below: Raja Ampat Aboard the Arenui
William Tan visits one of diving’s most remote destinations—in style
Mola Magic in Bali
Stefan Follows finds mola molas in the waters of Bali
Shark Ecotourism in Guadalupe
Joe Tepper investigates the role of shark ecotourism in conservation aboard the Solmar V
An Underwater Videographer’s Journey to Indonesia
Lee and Phil Burghard share their planning and execution of a recent shoot to Indonesia
Sailing with Sirens: The Big and Small of the Philippines
Lia Barrett boards the Philippine Siren for a tour around the country’s most photogenic sites
Beyond Beqa: Photographing Fiji’s Bligh Waters
Dan Norwood’s adventures in Fiji continue in the northern Bligh Waters
Beqa and Back: Travels to Diving’s Most Famous Lagoon
Dan Norwood tells tales of massive tiger sharks and unbounded soft coral from Fiji
Beyond the Bligh – Photographing Fiji’s Remote Reefs
Joe Tepper explores the remote waters off of Fiji on the Siren
My Macro Quest: Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Brandi Mueller continues her quest for the best macro diving in the world’s “Muck Diving Capital”
My Macro Quest: Dumaguete, Philippines
Brandi Mueller heads to Dumaguete on an epic quest to capture critters
Photographing Beluga Whales in the Subarctic
Ellen Cuylaerts braves the cold for the chance to shoot rare cetaceans
The Road to Aqaba – Underwater Photography in Jordan
Lia Barrett dives the one coastal city in Jordan, Aqaba, and discovers a peaceful oasis of underwater life
British Columbia: Underwater Photography in the Pacific Province
David Hall braves British Columbia’s chilly waters to capture some spectacular marine life
Live Aboard the Good Life in Palau
Lia Barrett discovers the Palau beyond Jellyfish Lake on a luxury liveaboard
Bangka: Indonesia’s Lesser-Known Jewel
The hidden paradise between the world famous dive spots Lembeh Strait and Bunaken
Gray Seal Photography in the Isles of Scilly
Off the map destination reveals a secret seal opportunity
Cayman’s Kittiwake: The Big and the Small of It
Chase Darnell discovers the hidden macro gems on the USS Kittiwake
Journey to the “Land of Smiles”
Lia Barrett travels to the Similan Islands to revisit her underwater photography roots
British Blue Sharks
Photographer Daniel Norwood visits an unlikely shark photo destination
The Wakatobi Way
Luxury and marine conservation converge at an Indonesian dive resort
Alluring Anilao – Paragon of the Philippines
Daniel Norwood lives it up at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort and revels in some of the best underwater photo opportunities the Philippines has to offer
South Florida's National Parks: Biscayne and Dry Tortugas
Naomi Blinick discovers blue seas, tropical fish, lush coral gardens, and a multitude of historic shipwrecks
Destination: Marshall Islands
Brandi Mueller introduces the wonders of an off-the-map underwater photo gem
Cabo Pulmo: Diving's Best Kept Secret
Matt Weiss and Christian Vizl unearth Mexico's rough diamond
Off the Map in Yap
Joe Tepper goes in search of “big fish stories” in Micronesia
Photographing the Whale Sharks of Isla Mujeres
Daniel Norwood photographs the world's biggest fish in Mexico
Cenotes: Photographing the Light (and Dark) Side
Tips for shooting in nature’s underwater photography studio
The Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay
Stunning photo series of the latest whale shark hot spot
Secret Palau – Beyond Blue Corner
Joe Tepper explores the hidden underwater photo gems of Palau
A Rainy Day in Donsol
Jeremy Cuff's trip to Donsol and Ticao in the Philippines
Going Wide at Wakatobi
Walt Stearns shares his wide angle at Wakatobi experience
The Good Life - Remote Underwater Photography in Luxury
DPG Editors visit Komodo with the Arenui
It's A-Moray: Falling in Love with Italy's Macro Photography
David Salvatori takes us to the latest macro hotspot in Europe
Under the National Parks: The Channel Islands
In the first of a series, Naomi Blinick explores the best of our National Parks
From a Fisheye's Perspective: Fiji with the Island Dancer II
Scott Johnson brings us to Fiji aboard the Island Dancer II
Destination Greenland
Tobias Friedrich photographs the pristine underwater backdrop of Greenland
From a Fisheye's Perspective: The Cayman Aggressor
Jeremy Cuff joins family week aboard the Cayman Aggressor
Photographing the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon
DPG contributor Brandi Mueller goes to wreck photography heaven
Going Down Under: Photographing The Great Barrier Reef
Brandi Mueller travels down under for some of the world’s best underwater photography
Exploring the Ancient Maya in Mexico’s Cenotes
Michele Westmoreland and Deborah Kirk explore millennia-old caves
From a Fisheye’s Perspective: The Maldives Aggressor
Michele Westmorland discovers the wonders of the Maldives
From a Fisheye's Perspective: The Palau Aggressor II & Tropic Dancer
Scott Johnson takes us aboard the Palau Aggressor II and Tropic Dancer to experience the iconic dive sites of Palau
The Best Underwater Photography in the Indo Pacific: Lembeh Strait
Learn why the world’s muck capital is a must for any photographer
Beyond Wakatobi with the Pelagian
Richard Smith takes us beyond Wakatobi's Resort aboard their Pelagian Liveaboard
The Best Underwater Photography in the Indo Pacific: Bountiful Bali
In the latest article in the series, Joe Tepper takes us to bountiful Bali
The Best Underwater Photography in the Indo Pacific: Outer Kimbe Bay and Father's Reef
In part two of the series, Joseph Tepper boards the FeBrina Liveaboard in Papua New Guinea to explore Father's Reef
The Best Underwater Photography in the Indo Pacific
Divephotoguide dives into the best underwater photography in the Indo-Pacific
The Best Underwater Photography in the Indo Pacific: New Britain's Kimbe Bay
In part one of the series, Joseph Tepper explores the wide-angle beauty at Kimbe Bay
From a Fisheye’s Perspective: The Okeanos Aggressor and Wind Dancer
Marty Snyderman reports from Cocos in the latest edition of "From a Fisheye's Perspective"
From a Fisheye’s Perspective: The Komodo Dancer
Komodo is one of the most beloved destinations by underwater photographers, and the Komodo Dancer makes sure you won't miss shot
From a Fisheye’s Perspective: The Kona Aggressor II
Keri Wilk travels to the coast of Kona to photograph mantas, turtles, dolphins and even lava tubes
From a Fisheye's Perspective: Turks and Caicos Aggressor II
Joseph Tepper explores the underwater photography in Turks and Caicos aboard the Turks and Caicos Aggressor II
From a Fisheye’s Perspective: The Belize Aggressor and Sun Dancer
In the latest installment of "From a Fisheye's Perspective" DPG takes you aboard the Sun Dancer II and Belize Aggressor III
Checking off a Wishlist: Critters@Lembeh
Dan Norwood attacks his critter wish list @ Critters@Lembeh
From a Fisheye's Perspective: The Galapagos Aggressor
Photographing the World with the Aggressor and Dancer Fleet
Alaska Bound! Photographing Alaska's Interior on the Nautilus Swell
Jason Bradley puts on his long underwear and dives into the rich waters of Alaska
Beyond the Baja
Justin Gillian reports on his recent trip to the Revillagigedos Islands
Atmospheric Dauin - Macro Underwater Photography in the Philippines
Dauin offers photographers opportunities to photograph the alluring odd macro subjects of the Indo Pacific.
A Week In Kona - Underwater Photography in Hawaii
Keri Wilk reports on his recent adventures aboard the Kona Aggressor Liveaboard
A Bridge Over Rich Waters- Diving the Blue Heron Bridge
Jeremy Kozman reports from under the Blue Heron Bridge
Bountiful Bali
Joseph Tepper shows us why Bali is a world-class diving destination
The Greatest Show on Earth - The Sardine Run
Jason Heller describes the rush of photographing sharks, dolphins, whales and millions of sardines during a DPG Sardine Run Expedition
Dimakya Island – In Search of the Dugong
Steve De Neef travels to Dimakya Island in the Philippines to search for the elusive dugong, but ends up finding much more than he expected
DPG Expedition Coverage - Cenotes Of Mexico's Rivera Maya Day 2
Day 2 of diving Mexico's cenotes on the Mexico DPG expedition
DPG Expedition Coverage - Cenotes Of Mexico's Rivera Maya
Coverage of the DPG Expedition to Mexico to photograph the cenotes and sailfish
Photographing The Visayas, Philippines
Scott Bennett travels on the S/Y Philippine Siren to discover the photographic opportunities of the Visayas, Philippines.
Photographing The Family Week, Cayman Style
Jeremy Cuff photographs the Cayman Islands aboard the Aggressor during Family Week
Down Under Done Right - Diving The Great Barrier Reef
Mike Ball's Spoilsport blends luxury and adventure into an amazing experience on the Great Barrier Reef
Photographing Captive Tuna In Port Lincoln, Australia
Cal Mero heads to South Australia to photograph captive blue fin tuna
Photographing Mediterranean Monk Seals
Vasco Pinhol details his trip to photograph the extremely endangered Mediterranean monk seal.
Rodney Fox Shark Expedition -- What To Do When You Can't Find The Sharks
Cal Mero goes searching for Great Whites in Australia, and even though he missed the sharks, he still came back with great wildlife experiences
The Mystique of San Miguel
Mike Bartick dives San Miguel, California to photograph unique penpoint gunnels, nudibranchs, kelp forests and more
Diving Southern California's Oil Rigs
Mike Bartick dives one of Southern California's oil rigs, the Eureka, to explore its unique underwater photography opportunities
Underwater Photography in Anilao, Philippines
Mike Bartick heads to Anilao, Philippines to uncover its macro life
Underwater Photography Pictorial From Komodo
In 2007 Filip Staes placed first in the compact category in the Our World Underwater competition, co-hosted by DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel. His prize was a trip to Komodo with Kararu. He reports on...
Swimming Freely With Great White Sharks
Amos Nachoum reports on diving cage-free with Great White sharks at Guadalupe island. Controversial? Probably. But the images speak for themselves. What do you think? Add your comments
Anacondas, River Dolphins, & Piranhas
Amos Nachoum shoots Anacondas, River Dolphins nad Piranhas in Brazil's Amazon River
A Fisheye For Critters in The Lembeh Strait
Andrea & Antonella Ferrari experiment with close-focus fisheye macro photography in Lembeh
An Archipelago Adventure - Komodo
Keri Wilk reports on his trip to Komodo with Archipelago Fleet, a prize he won for taking 2nd place in the Macro Traditional category at Our World Underwater 2008
Sensational Seraya
In the last few years, this unassuming dive site on Bali's north east coast has become one of the islands crown jewels of muck diving sites
Revillagigedo / Socorro - Enjoying the Our World Underwater Prize
When I was told that I had won the 1st Place in the a Wide-angle category of the Our World Underwater I couldn't be happier, because the prize was a trip to Revillagigedo (Socorro). I had visited...
DivePhotoGuide Does Wakatobi
Situated in a small archipelago just Southeast of Sulawesi, a large Amoeba shaped island in the center of Indonesia, Wakatobi is truly a slice of paradise in the middle of nowhere
Living La Lembeh Loca
Bisecting the North Sulawesi mainland from nearby Lembeh Island, the Lembeh Strait is justifiably famous as one of the world's premier muck diving destinations. Legions of divers and underwater...
Diving in The Lembeh Strait
CRITTER CENTRAL Lembeh, one-stop destination for fantastic muck diving. The world's full of triangles. There's the Golden Triangle, the Triangle of the Bermudas and then of course, most...
A Macro Photographer's Wildest Dream
EASY AND COMFORTABLE DIVING The purest image of natural serenity, the sandbank of Kapalai (insert link to http://www.dive-malaysia.com) and its exclusive resort-on-stilts lie on a patch of...
Torpedoes, Bombs, and Really Big Guns
More than 60 years after Operation Crossroads, Bikini Atoll brings divers face to face with history...
Cocos - The Islands of the Sharks
From May 18 to June 1 we invested two weeks between Malpelo (off Colombia) and Cocos islands (Off Costa Rica) both are about 250 miles west off the coast of Central America on board the superb...
Jewels In the Crown
It's still possible to find virtually undiscovered, entirely unspoiled reefs - with some effort. India's Andaman Islands offer this and more: pristine reefs, a smoking volcano, and a snorkelling...
Diving the Andaman Sea: Thailand and Myanmar
Located in the heart of South-east Asia, Thailand and Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) have long been recognized for their exotic culture, stunning scenery, and fascinating historical sights. For many...
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