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.

Raja Ampat on the Indo-Siren - massive fish report
By Scott Gietler, January 21, 2013
Photos and details from a Raja Ampat, Indonesia Indo-Siren trip in December 2012
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Bali: A Diving Safari To "The Other Side"
By Victor Tang, January 3, 2013
Victor Tang visits an assortment of dive sites in Bali, Indonesia, by land.
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Must Do Diving in Curacao
By Stanley Bysshe, December 13, 2012
The West End is a somewhat isolated, Macro heaven perfectly suited for underwater photographers.
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From a dSLR to the OM-D E-M5 in Cozumel
By Jim Lyle, November 3, 2012
Taking My New Olympus OMD EM-5 Out For A Spin
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Sea of Cortez: Photo Workshop Trip Report
By Todd Winner, October 24, 2012
A report on Underwater Photography Guide's recent photo Whale Shark / Sea Lion trip to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico
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Diving Papua New Guinea, Part II: Macro
By Ron Watkins, August 31, 2012
Part II of Ron Watkin's incredible journey with macro, topside and cuttlefish photos
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Diving Papua New Guinea on the MV Febrina
By Ron Watkins, August 17, 2012
An underwater photographer's unique and spectacular experience diving in the PNG.
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The Hunt For The Pink Frogfish
By Mike Bartick, July 3, 2012
An extraordinary underwater adventure in Anilao with a lot of unique surprises along the way.
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Trip Report: Tioman Island
By Victor Tang, May 7, 2012
Underwater photographer Victor Tang revisits his beloved Tioman Island, diving and exploring its remote and extraordinary outer islands.
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Diving in the South Georgia Islands
By Kevin Lee, April 9, 2012
The underwater photography adventure that took us to the ends of the Earth and waters that have never before been dived in by humans.
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Diving with the West Papua Whale Sharks
By Simon Pridmore, April 5, 2012
A diver describes his unique opportunity to dive with and get to know the majestic whale sharks of Cendrawasih Bay.
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Diving Under the Ice
By Jo-Ann Wilkins, February 27, 2012
Underwater photographer Jo-Ann Wilkins takes you on an adventure under the ice in her native Canada and shares her techniques and tips.
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SCUBA Diving Mozambique
By Ridlon Kiphart, February 21, 2012
An adventure diving the wild frontier of Tofo Beach in Africa.
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Dive Adventure: Dumaguete
By Stanley Bysshe, January 17, 2012
Underwater photographer Stanley Bysshe shares his underwater photos and experience at the Atlantis Dumaguete Resort
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Trip Report: Komodo
By Bettina Balnis, January 2, 2012
2010 Ocean Art winner, Bettina Balnis, shares her recent adventure to Komodo aboard SMY Ondina.
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Dive Adventure: Dive Damai
By Mark Strickland, December 20, 2011
Underwater photographer Mark Strickland takes you eastbound in Indonesia; an adventure aboard Dive Damai.
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Dive Adventure: Blue Heron Bridge
By Stanley Bysshe, November 13, 2011
Sometimes referred to as "Lembeh East," the Blue Heron Bridge in Florida is full of colorful critters, & plenty of great underwater photo ops.
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La Paz Workshop 2011 - Participant Photos
By Michael Zeigler, November 10, 2011
We recently returned from Bluewater Photo/ UWPG La Paz Workshop, and the participants took some amazing underwater photos!
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Diving Grand Bahama Island
By Matthew Meier, October 26, 2011
An excerpt from the original from X-Ray Mag
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Dive Adventure: Arenui Liveaboard
By Matthew Tworkowski, October 21, 2011
2010 Ocean Art winner, Matthew Tworkowski, shares his underwater photos and his wonderful experience aboard the Arenui in Indonesia.
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Dive Adventure: Sea of Cortez
By Marli Wakeling, October 19, 2011
Marli shares her experience of diving the Northern Sea of Cortez aboard the M/V Rocio del Mar.
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Diving with Great White Sharks
By Todd Winner, October 14, 2011
Todd shares his adventure of diving and underwater photography with Great White sharks aboard Nautilus Explorer.
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Dive Adventure: Diving the Arctic
By Kevin Lee, October 5, 2011
Underwater photographer Kevin Lee shares his stories and photos from a recent dive adventure to the Arctic.
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Diving KBR Resort Lembeh
By Takako Uno & Stephen Wong, September 1, 2011
Takako and Stephen share their underwater adventure of diving the "Critter Capital" of the world.
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Diving with Whale Sharks: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
By Stanley Bysshe, August 26, 2011
Tips and suggestions for underwater photography and travel
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Diving the Bay Islands of Honduras
By Edwar Herreno, August 15, 2011
Edwar, who placed 3rd in the 2010 Ocean Art contest for wide-angle, shares his experience on the Utila Aggressor II.
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Diving Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia
By Michael Zeigler & Jim Lyle, June 9, 2011
Jim Lyle and Michael Zeigler put together a guide to diving one of the most pristine reefs in the coral triangle.
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Big Animal Encounter: Humpback Whales
By Marianne Kehr, May 10, 2011
Humpback Whales at the Socorro Islands An amazing underwater photography encounter with the giants o...
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Manta Ray Night Dive
By Scott Gietler, May 3, 2011
The ultimate underwater photography experience
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Diving Kenya
By Kevin Lee, March 7, 2011
Scuba Diving...Out of Africa A travel report of diving and underwater photography in Kenya T...
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Diving Jeju Island, South Korea
By Kevin Lee, December 7, 2010
Diving Jeju Island, South Korea An underwater photographer visits the "Land of the Morni...
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Russia's White Sea
By Eco-Photo Explorers, December 1, 2010
  Diving Russia’s High Arctic: Beneath the White Sea Underwater Photography while...
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Diving Ticao and Donsol, the Philippines
By Mike Bartick, November 24, 2010
Diving Ticao and Donsol, Philippines Diving with Mantas and Whale Sharks Text and photos by ...
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Diving Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
By Lucas Price, November 21, 2010
Guide to diving kimbe bay, featuring photos from a trip on the MV Febrina
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La Paz 2010 workshop at Club Cantamar
By Scott Gietler, November 12, 2010
Incredible diving in La Paz at the UWPG Baja workshop By Scott Gietler and Todd Winner ...
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Socorro Island Adventure on the Solmar V
By Bruce Watkins, November 11, 2010
Socorro Islands, Mexico Diving with the Big Boys by Bruce Watkins     SHARE THIS STORY Sh...
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Misool and Triton Bay on the Arenui
By Rod Klein, October 19, 2010
Diving “The Last Best Place” in Luxury - exploring Raja Ampat Adventure aboard th...
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Aboard Nai'a, Destination: Fiji
By Douglas Hoffman, June 28, 2010
Underwater Adventure Aboard the Nai'a, Destination: Fiji Some insights & underwater p...
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