Resources Directory (

Dive Masters / Dive Directors / Big Game Photo Guides (

Gregory Sweeney - Conducts photo tours for big game underwater and safari's.
E-mail: Gregory Sweeney
Website: Gregory Sweeney

Sonia Goggel - Dive Director/Divemaster for various resorts (Wakatobi, etc.) and liveaboards (Naia, Bilikiki, Emporer Fleet, etc.)
E-mail: Sonia Goggel

Edgar Atienza - Mr. “local knowledge” in Anilao. I gave this easy going dive guide my “wish list” of macro critters to find: Spiny Tiger Shrimp, Bubblebee Shrimp, Hairy Shrimp and a baby Frogfish. He showed everything we asked for and much, much more. The next time we go to Anilao, it will be scheduled around Edgar’s availability.

Mark Strictland - Professional U/W Photographer and Guide at Blue Water Photo Travel. Website: Mark Strictland

Dive Resorts (

Kasawari Lembeh Resort - A dive resort in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi designed for underwater macro photographers. We love this place, people and they have the fastest boats.

Lembeh Resort - A Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi dive resort with the best “Critter Look-Up” website.

Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Batangas, Luzon Is. dive resort with great dive guides. Ground zero for nudibranchs.

Atlantis - Dumaguete Resort - On Negros Island in the center of the Philippines. Mostly macro, great food and well maintained property.

Wakatobi Dive Resort - World-class dive resort on a private island in southeast Sulawesi. Incredible house reef (do it on your own a lot). Food, accommodations boats are excellent. Operation is a little too regimented and too many big groups for our taste.

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Aqua-Trek - A Beqa lagoon shark diving operation located on the same property as the The Pearl oceanfront resort.

Liveaboards (

The Seven Seas - Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea dive schooner. A class, well respected, operation with deep ties to the area.

N'aia Liveaboard - Well built and maintained liveaboard for Fiji diving.

Aggressor Fleet - The 10-person Fiji Aggressor boat - a definite NEVER!

Blue Manta Liveaboard - A very stable and luxurious boat, great crew and excellent camera room.


Matahari Beach Resort & Spa - Relais hotel chain resort in the North-West of Bali. Truly 5-star. Dive concession is 2-star.

Alila Manggis - Boutique resort near Candidasa, East Bali (on coast, close to Padang Bay, but no diving operation)

Alila Ubud - Boutique luxury resort hotel in Ubud, Bali (inland in river valley)

Photographic Societies:

San Diego U/W Photographic Society - Established in 1961 to promote underwater photography.

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