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.
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..
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.
Digital technology has completely revolutionized underwater photography and what was once the exclusive preserve of a few dedicated divers, has now become so common, that you stand out if you don't have a dive camera.
Not everyone can afford to complement their underwater camera with external strobes. But shooting anything further than a meter or so away without external strobes often results in monochrome blue (or green) images.