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.

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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Jupiter by Surprise
By Mike Bartick, September 16, 2014
Groupers and Critters and Sharks, Oh My!
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Secret Macro Subjects of the Sea of Cortez
By Mike Bartick, August 4, 2014
Known for Big Animal Action, the Sea of Cortez is home to a Wealth of Macro Photography Subjects
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Inside Look at Hawaii's Best Dives
By Jeff Milisen, July 24, 2014
5 Dive Sites you Must Visit in Hawaii
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The Spider Crabs of Rye Pier
By Matt Krumins, July 15, 2014
Mysterious Aggregation of Huge Crabs and Unique Photo Opportunities
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Malpelo in Photos - Sharks & Big Fish Galore
By Carolyn Wang, June 23, 2014
One of the Coolest Dive Destinations You Never Hear About
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10 Epic Shark Dive Destinations
By Brent Durand (text), Various (photos), June 15, 2014
Get Your Blood Pumping with these Incredible Shark Dives
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Dive Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake
By Carolyn Wang, May 27, 2014
Explore 1,400 year-old ruins, submerged for over 50 years in Eastern China
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Diving into History: The Flooded Farms
By Christian Skauge, March 4, 2014
Exploring a Flooded Valley, Farmhouse Ruins and an Underwater Forest in Norway
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Diving Cozumel: A Photo Essay
By Brent Durand, February 20, 2014
Exploring Fabled Reefs & Visiting Resorts on Assignment for Bluewater Travel
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Diving into Egyptian History: Cleopatra's Palace
By Wessam Atif, November 20, 2013
The Rediscovery of Cleopatra’s Sunken Palace & Diving it Today
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