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.

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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The Bali Muck Diving Experience
By Patricia Gunderson, September 18, 2013
Macro Heaven with Unqiue Critters that should be on Every Underwater Photographer's List
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Socorro Workshop Photos & Report
By Todd Winner, September 10, 2013
Incredible Photos: Sharks, Dolphins, Whales and Mantas!
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Alor: Indonesia's Secret Gem
By Victor Tang, September 2, 2013
Epic Diving for Adventure Seekers
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Inspiring Photos from the Sea of Cortez
By Todd Winner, August 19, 2013
Sea Lions, Whale Sharks, Seahorses & more from UWPG's Sea of Cortez Workshop!
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Palau Workshop Report - Epic Diving!
By Todd Winner, July 29, 2013
UWPG's Recent Philippines & Palau Double Workshop was a Great Success - Read Why this Location Rocks
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Philippines Diving Hot Spot: Moalboal (pg 2)
By Victor Tang, June 20, 2013
What to Expect while Diving one of the Philippines' first Hot Spots (pg 2)
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Philippines Diving Hot Spot: Moalboal
By Victor Tang, June 20, 2013
Exciting Photos & Best Dive Sites in one of the Philippines' first Hot Spots
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A Guide to Mixing Business with (Scuba) Pleasure
By Ron Watkins, May 28, 2013
World Class Wreck, Reef and Muck Diving on a Business Trip
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Malpelo: A Must-Visit for Big Fish Photographers
By Mikhail Kisin, May 19, 2013
Dive a Unique Eastern Pacific Island with Hammerheads, Mantas & Pelagics
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Diving Cabo San Lucas & Cabo Pulmo
By Brent Durand, May 9, 2013
A Dive Guide to Cabo San Lucas & Cabo Pulmo
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Photographing the Wrecks of the St. Lawrence River
By Jo-Ann Wilkins, April 17, 2013
A Photo Essay on Diving & Shooting Freshwater Wrecks (pg 2)
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Photographing the Wrecks of the St. Lawrence River
By Jo-Ann Wilkins, April 17, 2013
A Photo Essay on Diving & Shooting Amazing Freshwater Wrecks in Cold Canadian Waters
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Sogod Bay: Dive Paradise off the Beaten Track (pg
By Victor Tang, April 9, 2013
An Underwater Photo Adventure in Southern Layte, Philippines (pg 3)
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Sogod Bay: Dive Paradise off the Beaten Track (pg2
By Victor Tang, April 9, 2013
An Underwater Photo Adventure in Southern Layte, Philippines (pg 2)
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Sogod Bay: Dive Paradise off the Beaten Track
By Victor Tang, April 9, 2013
An Underwater Photo Adventure in Southern Leyte, Philippines,with some surprisingly good photo ops
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The Best Kept Shark Diving Secret: Cuba
By Goran Butajla, April 3, 2013
Incredible Shark Diving & More in Cuba's Jardines de la Reina
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The Best Kept Shark Diving Secret: Cuba (pg 2)
By Goran Butajla, April 3, 2013
Incredible Shark Diving in Cuba's Jardine de la Reina (pg 2)
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An 8-Arm Camera Thief
By Brent Durand, March 18, 2013
Giant Pacific Octopus Steals Diver's dSLR rig - an UWPG exclusive!
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Dive Adventure: Grand Cayman
By Michael Zeigler, February 20, 2013
I recently made my second visit to Grand Cayman, this time with camera in tow. Sponges, wrecks, & sting rays were the highlights.
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California Sea Lions Nursing at Eureka Rigs
By Ron Watkins, January 22, 2013
Right place, right time leads to a great image capture at the SoCal Oil Rigs
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