Issue #64 Bilingual Version



I shot this black signal blenny in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. It is not a difficult subject to shoot; all it requires is precision timing and loads of patience.

—By Pipat Cat Kosumlaksamee


Heaven in Tulamben

Black sand is typically an indication of fabulous diving, filled with surprises: weird and wonderful critters. But in Tulamben, this also means wide-angle opportunities against a lush Liberty wreck.

—Text by Elly Jeurissen

Freshness Guaranteed

The newest republic on the planet issues an open invitation to one of the world’s most biodiverse waters. With animals large and ultra-macro on display, find it all in the heart of the blessed Coral Triangle.

— By Desmond Lee

 All Stars in Anilao 

Everything a macro photographer could ever wish for – including the ledgendary Lembeh seadragon – awaits in Anilao

— Text by Carol Lim


Moving to the Dark Side 

When the sun goes down, a nondescript patch of seabed that seems boring in daytime, turns into an underwater wonderland.

— By Simon Pridmore



Dawn of Time

There are animals on the reef that we see regularly that have existed for untold millennia.

— By Beth and Shawn Tierney


A Tale of Two Arabias

Dive into the best of both worlds in the United Arab Emirates as it borders both the Gulf of Oman and the lower Arabian Gulf.

—    By Iyad Suleyman


Winning photos

Here are winners of UWMP’s monthly thematic photo contest

—    by UWMP members


Fresh Photography

—    by Fabio Freitas



Shooting Critters with Eggs 

Glistening in the mouths of male fish as it gently aerates its brood of eggs dexteriously while it continues to fast for weeks, is one of nature’s most intriguing sight. Improve your chances of capturing these shots with our tips and tricks.

— By Alex Tyrrell


Intimate Treasures

— By Pipat Cat Kosumlaksamee