Underwater Photography Articles & Tutorials

Dive Adventure Articles

Stories and lessons learned from underwater photo trips around the world, generally focused on specific dive destinations. These articles include photo tips, video tips, unique marine life sightings and more.

At UWPG we constantly publish new articles on all aspects of underwater photography and video. We cover macro, wide-angle, dive destinations, gear reviews, tutorials and techniques, post-processing, marine life, photo essays, dive adventures, dive travel tips and other useful info for underwater photography.

A Family Humpback Adventure in Moorea
By Bryan Chu, October 24, 2018
Five amazing days snorkeling with humpback whales with the whole family - truly the trip of a lifetime!
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Cave Photography in Mexico's Lesser-Known Cenotes
By Guillermo Viveros, September 16, 2018
A unique combination of technical cave diving and beautiful underwater photography, way off the tourist track.
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Under the Jungle in México's Flooded Caves
By Natalie Gibb, July 31, 2018
Natalie Gibb chronicles her experiences exploring vast unknown cave systems in Mexico
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Diving Japan's Ogasawara Islands
By Jin Woo Lee, July 23, 2018
Diving Japan’s Hidden Treasure with the Sony RX100 V
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Diving Timor-Leste (East Timor)
By Jin Woo Lee, July 22, 2018
Diving Southeast Asia’s Budding Dive Destination with the Sony RX100 V
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Northern Exploring: Discovering the Remote Arctic
By Sven Gust, June 25, 2018
Deep sea creatures, colorful macro life, walrus and icebergs with underwater photographer and tour operator Sven Gust
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Diving Cebu, Philippines
By Boaz Samorai, May 12, 2018
The Ultimate Underwater Photo Experience
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Frozen Perspectives: A story of Greenlandic Ice,
By Bryan Chu, May 4, 2018
12 days diving on an iceberg under the sea ice of East Greenland
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One Shark Diver's Perspective: Caged vs Open Water
By Debbie Wallace, March 2, 2018
Insights from the dynamic world of shark photography
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Heaven is a Place on Earth: Diving Mauritius
By Nirupam Nigam, January 2, 2018
Paradise is found in one the planet's most remote destinations - dolphins, wrecks, beaches, and more!
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3 u/w Encounters You Can't Miss in Australia
By Brent Durand, February 1, 2017
Three of the most unusual underwater marine life encounters that you need to dive and photograph when visiting Australia
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Inside Look: Cold Water Expeditions
By Alban Michon, November 22, 2016
Go behind the scenes with French explorer Alban Michon while diving some of the coldest and most remote locations on earth
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Celebrating Rajan the Swimming Elephant
By Sumer Verma , September 28, 2016
Sharing photos and the life story of Rajan, the beloved swimming elephant of the Andaman Islands
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Diving Fiji after Cyclone Winston
By Gareth Bellamy , September 20, 2016
A tale of exploring Fiji after a devastating cyclone to find happy locals, great scuba diving and beautiful reefs
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Mystery of the Yonaguni Formation
By Chino Mendoza, September 9, 2016
Ancient Underwater City or Natural Formation? Scuba Divers are baffled by this dive site in Japan
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Raja Ampat After Dark
By Janice Nigro, August 24, 2016
A Canon G15 photo essay exploring iconic and remote Indonesian reefs after sunset
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Anatomy of a Shark Dive
By Brent Durand, July 1, 2016
Analyzing depth, light and camera angles for Caribbean reef sharks based on a digital dive profile
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Inside Look at a Philippines Liveaboard Photo
By Ron Watkins, April 18, 2016
Go behind the scenes on our Philippine Siren liveaboard workshop
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5 Amazing UW Photo Encounters in the Galapagos
By Scott Gietler, March 7, 2016
Find out why the Galapagos Islands should be your #1 destination for underwater photography and videography
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Diving the Mexico Cenotes
By Brent Durand, March 3, 2016
Photo adventure through the Mexico cenotes, including the best cenotes for photography, photo tips, travel advice, natural history and more
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Silky Sharks of Malpelo Island
By Mikhail Kisin, October 28, 2015
Schooling Silky Sharks are rarely seen - except in the waters surrounding a secluded rock in Columbian waters, known among regulars as "The Rock"
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Never Leave Your Macro Gear at Home
By Mark Hatter, October 8, 2015
Discovering a world of macro photo possibilities in a wide angle photography hot spot
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Photographing Crocs: Behind the Scenes
By Ken Kiefer, September 23, 2015
An inside look at the diving, safety, photo gear and planning involved for American Crocodile photos
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Photo Tips for Adventure Diving and Expeditions
By Brent Durand, August 18, 2015
Essential tips for bringing home great shots when you have no resort or liveaboard home base
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The Hammerheads of Bimini
By Shane Gross, July 7, 2015
What Photographers Need to Know about Diving Bimini's Hammerhead Headquarters
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Coiba: Fish Photography at Surprise Island
By Mikhail Kisin, May 27, 2015
Why this Big Fish Hotspot Needs to be on Your Trip List
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The Cage Diving Experience and Photo Tips
By George Probst, May 18, 2015
Capturing the Great White Shark at Isla de Guadalupe
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Jurassic Park Meets The Beach
By Matt Krumins, April 28, 2015
A Tale of Dive and Tropic Adventure at Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Underwater Photographer's Guide to Raja Ampat
By Brent Durand, April 20, 2015
5 Things You Need to Know Before Diving Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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What You Need to Know about Diving Tiger Beach
By Shane Gross, April 15, 2015
The Sharks, the People, and Getting the Perfect Shot
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The Circle of Life at Socorro
By Rodney Bursiel, March 30, 2015
Incredible Photos of a Humpback Mother and Calf followed by an Orca Attack
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The Allure of Papua New Guinea
By Brent Durand, March 10, 2015
4 Reasons why Papua New Guinea Needs to be at the Top of Your Dive Trip List
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Macro Surprises at the Blue Heron Bridge
By Suzan Meldonian, March 5, 2015
Incredible Macro Photo Opportunities Await Divers at this Florida Hotspot
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5 Reasons to Dive Malapascua
By Jeffrey Milisen, February 12, 2015
A Philippines dive destination that blends the exotic with the smallest
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A Weekend Dive Getaway in Cabo
By Brent Durand, January 21, 2015
Photo Essay and Guide to Underwater Photography in Cabo San Lucas
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Wide-Angle in the Sea of Cortez & Midriff Islands
By Ron Watkins, January 19, 2015
Photographing Sea Lions, Whale Sharks, Humboldt Squid and Even Some Macro Critters
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Iceland: Diving in the Land of Fire and Ice
By Michael Salvarezza & Christopher P. Weaver, December 9, 2014
Take a Photo Journey into Iceland's Underwater Wonders
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Diving Reunion Island
By Gaby Barathieu, October 20, 2014
You've been Missing out on Humpbacks, Dolphins, Wrecks and Incredible Macro!
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Putting Kosrae on the Map
By Jeff Milisen, September 30, 2014
World-Class Diving Away from the Crowds
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The Two Faces of Dumaguete
By Jeff Milisen, September 22, 2014
Wide-Angle & Macro in the Center of the Coral Triangle
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