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Underwater Gallery

Some of our images from the local diving Kaikoura and a gallery of Steve's work from around the world. Please enjoy. Would you like to join him on a new adventure? if you do then visit our TRAVEL page and start packing.


Kaikoura has been a special dive destination in the South Island for locals and travellers alike for as long as we can remember. The coastline is hugely abundant, with biodiversity that speaks for itself.

There's something for every diver here, whether it's simply sight-seeing, a love for macro life or hunting. 

We have a variety of invertebrates, coastal fish and larger marine life. Frequent sightings include Pacific Octopus, Stingray and more occasionally the NZ Fur Seal.


The water here is wonderfully wild. The plant life is spectacular and we have a large variety of terrain to explore.  

Colourful life at Barneys Rock
Fur Seal saying hi at Barneys Rock
Octopus at Octo Garden
A local Dusky Dolphin
Brooding Anemone
Kina (endemic Sea Urchin)
Sharks Tooth

Lady Elliot Is, Aus 2017

Lady Elliot Island (LEI) is a coral cay situated at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. We are located approximately 80 kilometers north-east of Bundaberg and nestled in between Fraser Island and Lady Musgrave Island.


Lady Elliot is the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital. The Island lies within a Marine National Park ‘Green Zone’ and forms part of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Area on the Great Barrier Reef.

Silfra, Iceland 2017

The Silfra fissure, is known as one of the top dive sites in the world for two main reasons.


First, the Silfra fissure is actually a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents, meaning that you dive or snorkel right where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year.Silfra is the only place where one can dive or snorkel directly in the crack between two continental plates.


Secondly, the underwater visibility in the Silfra fissure is over 100 meters, which creates an underwater experience that will rarely, if ever, be surpassed. The reasons for this astounding water clarity are twofold: the water is cold (2°C – 4°C year round ) as it is glacial water from the nearby Langjökull and this water is filtered through porous underground lava for 30-100 years until it reaches the north end of Thingvellir lake, seeping out from underground wells. 

Light House Bonnie's, are still the best!
Drifting with the boys!
Fighting loggerheads
Good shot Phil!
White tips out the East side
Lots of turtles
Adam Gregory's blow hole
Love the Trevally
Severance wreck
Adam Gregory on Anchor bommie
Cruising from Sunset Reef
Lady Elliot Island, just a special place
Barra was there too
Good sharks week, lots of species
Chris waiting for Whales
Touching both sides of the plate
The sun rays was very nice
Great guide like Mike and Richard from DIVE.jpgIS made the day lots of fun
It's not early, actually about 11am
In the great Silfra Hall
The exit lagoon and exit platform
Little Silfra
On the way up to the lake

Lembah Strait, Indonesia 2016

Lembeh Island (and the Lembeh Strait), or Pulau Lembeh in Indonesian Language is situated off the Eastern Tip of North Sulawesi Province (Propinsi Sulawesi Utara), on Sulawesi Island (formerly Celebes Island), Indonesia.


Lembeh Island itself is not of much interest to tourists, almost every tourist who visits here is interested in SCUBA Diving, more specifically almost everyone is interested in macro underwater photography.

Bobbit Worm
Night dive - Cardinal fish trying to hide
Daytime image - Backlit Snoot Rhinopias
Daytime - Squid
Daytime image - Snoot Cuttlefish
Snoot, Rhinopias
Juvenile Hairy Frogfish
Can you see the uninvited guess_
Friendly squid during the day
The family portrait
Daytime - Snoot of a Cleaner Shrimp
Lembeh Seadragon in motion
Adult Hairy Frogfish
Snoot, Soft Coral Crab I think_
Emperor Shrimp on a Nudi
Flying Wonderpus
Convict Goby with eggs
Games of Thorns
Snoot, White Clown Frogfish
The Hairy Octopus is much small than I expected
Flying Mototi
Single a Single Blue ring, unlike the Blue Ring Cousin
Through the eye of a Hermit Crab
Severn's Pygmy Seahorse

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