The humpback whale is one of conservation’s great success stories. Hunted to a few thousand animals prior to a global ban in only 1985, populations of humpbacks around the world are on the rise . Spending time in the water with these awesome creatures is …. well awesome.
Bontoh village doesn’t have much. Its small square homes cobbled together from a jumble of materials gestures a very simple life. But what it does have, apart from the ominous volcano looming above, is world-class ship building skills.
The Leafy Sea Dragon is one of the most ornate and camouflaged marine creatures in our oceans, amongst many other's - hence making it a highly sought-after photography subject and sight to witness.....
The Underwater Tour Awards are a natural community extension of the annual Underwater Tour nationwide speaker series each May. We would like to thankWhales Underwater, Momento Pro and Nautilus Lifeline for supporting the Awards. We would also like to thank our Tour Partners; The Arenui Boutique Liveaboard, Wakatobi, Walindi and Febrina, SEACAM, Momento Pro, Christmas Island, Paradise Taveuni – without whom our annual speakers tour would not be possible..
Science offers the tools to truly explain how the universe works. Science should be evidence-based and seek to demonstrate causation through repeatable observations. As scientists we have an obligation to use those tools with integrity and present our results with absolute objectivity.
Underwater drones (or ROVs) are submersible, waterproof drones that enable users to explore marine environments remotely. They can be equipped with lighting and take high-resolution underwater images or video at a fraction of the cost of contracting professional divers.