Box Reef, Menjangan, Bali, Indonesia, wall dive

First shot of the dive–(decent composition, good exposure) sometimes I surprise myself

Dive guide Edy was tasked today with finding interesting subjects for 2 underwater photographers (Dave from London, and the photo wench) at Menjangan. Our first dive was at Box Reef, and the current was strong–both Dave & I tucked in our cameras and drifted along. Eventually, the current lessened and strobes started firing. I took the opportunity to frame both of them against the lovely wall for a couple of portrait shots.

Box Reef, Menjangan, Bali, Indonesia, wall dive

Here’s Edy working on his modeling skills.


Box Reef, Menjangan, Bali, Indonesia, wall dive

Here’s brethren Dave posing for the camera


After a surface interval including drinks and lunch, our second dive was at Mangrove. This was a much more relaxed dive with little current, great visibility and lots to see. I spent much of the dive trying to get a shot of a lone bumphead parrotfish who would have nothing to do with me–camera-shy I guess. So, after fighting with a subject that’s so uncooperative, it’s always nice to find a lovely anemone filled with false clownfish–always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to end a 73-minute dive.

Mangrove, Menjangan, Bali, Indonesia, anemone, false clownfish

There was lots of activity at this purple anemone.



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