Nembrotha kubaryana, feeding on tunicates. Gili Selang, Bali, Indonesia
Anilao in the southern part of Luzon / Philippines is THE hotspot for macro-diving in the world. Especially nudibranchs are very abundant in this area which is in the center of the coral triangle with an extremely high species diversity conc. macroinvertebrates. A vast number of new species have been discovered in this area during the last years which still are awaiting to be identified by scientists. I had the luck that two highly experienced diviguides, Peri Paleracio and Alexiis Principe took care of me and introduced to the fascinating macro-world of Anilao.
In the last 6 years I have been in North Sulawesi several times. North Sulawesi with the Lembeh Strait offers an incredible abundance of bizarre, but small (macro !!) organisms for biologically interested divers. Dive Resorts have adapted to this "Muck Diving", offering dives with highly skilled dive guides that meet the needs of macro photographers. If you prefer diving in colorful coral reefs, including larger animals such as sharks, rays, turtles or dugongs there are appropiate diving areas in the National Park Bunaken on the west side of North Sulawesi, as well as the islands of Gangga and Bangka in the north. Here are some images:
Raja Ampat Critters and underwater scapes
In this year I have been in Raja Ampat / Indonesia for the second time. The landscapes there and the underwaterworld are simply spectacular. Here are some images: