Underwater Photography
Adding the Glow Adding the Glow Combining fluorescent and luminance light sources adds a new dimension to underwater imaging At Wakatobi Resort, diving... Continue reading

Underwater Photography

Shooting in the Shallows shooting in the shallows

At Wakatobi Resort, photographers find opportunities close to the surface Wakatobi Resort is a favorite with photographers, and serious underwater shooters from around the world come to document the diverse array of marine life found on our dive sites. Most don scuba gear and can spend hours each day searching for the perfect subject. But […]

Unsung Heroes unsung heroes

Wakatobi Resort’s dive guides are a photographer’s best asset Each year, spectacular underwater images from the reefs of Wakatobi Resort appear in magazines, websites and photo presentations around the world. The photographers who create these images are justifiably lauded for their technical and artistic ability. But as many of these same shooters will be the […]

Professional Help professional help

Easy tips for better images from Wakatobi Resort’s photo and video pro Wakatobi Resort is a great place to take pictures, or make movies –especially below the surface. Clear water and abundant sunshine allow for stunning wide-angle views of brilliant colorful reefs. Move in for a close up and there are literally thousands of subjects […]

Picture, Perfect picture, perfect

There are good reasons why many of the world’s most accomplished underwater photographers return to Wakatobi time and again. At the top of their list is the diverse and abundant array of subjects found on our reefs. Equally prized are the stunning underwater topographies and clear water, which allow for breathtaking wide-angle images. And then […]

Magical Fluorescing Corals magical fluorescing corals

Wakatobi has some of the most pristine coral reefs on the planet, and some of the only reefs that are actually thriving, getting healthier, richer and more diverse each year. Divers come from around the world to immerse themselves in Wakatobi’s coral gardens, and to take in the visual feast these reefs provide. Recently, science […]

Kings of Camouflage kings of camouflage

It could be lurking close by, blending in perfectly with the coral reef or a sea grass bed. But unless it chooses to reveal itself, you could swim right by this alien-like creature without even knowing it was there. Sometimes referred to as “the chameleon of the sea,” cuttlefish have a remarkable ability to rapidly […]

Sunrise to Sunset sunrise to sunset

Wakatobi guests Allan Saben and Erik Schlogl share a sample of their images taken one day – from sunrise to sunset, during a visit to Wakatobi. Enjoy this photo essay and learn about some of Wakatobi’s interesting marine life subjects. It’s a new day on the coral reef and the first dive on the house […]

Beyond the Bathtub beyond the bathtub

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories, they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Did you know that sponges (Phylum Porifera) are one of the oldest simple multicellular organisms in the animal kingdom? In other words, they’ve been around a long, long time, first appearing in the ocean more than half a billion years ago. […]