Beyond Bali


Sharks of Raja Ampat: Underwater Photo Gallery
Shark species in Raja Ampat range from the ultra-rare tasselled wobbegong to lightning-quick schools of baby black tip reef sharks crusing the reefs in search of an easy meal. The presence of these apex predat…
Clown Fish in Raja Ampat: Underwater Photo Gallery
Raja Ampat is full of clown fish. Technically, it's full of all sorts of fish, but I think we saw at least one anemone fish on every dive during twelve days of exploring Raja Ampat with the Seven Seas. Some un…
Corals in Raja Ampat: Underwater Photo Gallery
Raja Ampat is home to more than 500 species of coral (75% of all varieties known worldwide), and the greater Bird's Head Seascape is the most biodiverse place in the world. Diving here is mind-blowing, even …
Big Fish, Blue Water: A Raja Ampat Dive Gallery
Tunas, trevally, barracudas, and swirling schools of silver jacks - we found an amazing variety of larger fish species cruising the underwater ecosystems of Raja Ampat. During our twelve day voyage with the …
Schools of Fish in Raja Ampat: Wide Angle Gallery
On many of our dives in Raja Ampat, we found shimmering walls of schooling fish - far too many to take in with a normal lens. Trying to do justice to the experience of swimming around the world's best aquarium,…
Sardines in Raja Ampat: Schools of Fish Gallery
Every year across Indonesia, enormous schools of silversided minnows congregate around the reefs to feed on upwellings of plankton. These huge concentrations of baitfish in turn attract larger predator species …
Manta Diving in Komodo National Park
Drawn by the swift currents and upwellings of chilly, nutrient-rich water, the experience of diving with mantas in Komodo was a huge highlight of our Seven Seas trip in July / August 2017. Known by scientist…
Living Like a Pirate on the Seven Seas in Komodo
Growing up, my younger brother and I used to listen to a dramatized version of 'Treasure Island' on long car trips with our family. Between the story of Long John Silver and the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride …
Mentawai Underwater Waves Photo Gallery
Watching waves underwater has always fascinated me. The incredible explosion of water and air, the amazing way the light is bent by the curving ocean. The only problem is that in most surf spots, the wate…
Mentawai Surf Photos: Perfect Waves at Togat Nusa
I've dreamed about visiting and surfing the Mentawai Islands ever since I arrived in Indonesia ten years ago. So when the invitation came up from Togat Nusa Retreat I jumped at the chance to spend ten days o…
Best of 2013 Gallery: The Year in Photos
Ten years ago this month I was packing my bags for the adventure of a lifetime in the Philippines. That Peace Corps assignment in Dumaguete turned out to be just the beginnning of what has become my dream job