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Living and working in the Maldives 17 years long, most of my images are from there.

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Maldives

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Maldives - a nation of islands

The Maldives consists of approximately 1200 islands, one of which I'm working on. They are grouped into 26 atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts). Over the centuries, the islands have been visited and their development influenced by sailors from countries on the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean littorals. The Maldives are known as a Divers' Paradise, marine life is varied, with a huge concentration of several coral species, soft corals and many types of fish concentrated in a single site. And much more: during a single dive you are likely to see sharks, turtles, rays, Napoleon and several other species. Mantas are often spotted during several periods of the year. Dives are mainly done with current. Let yourself be carried along the endless reef and enjoy the most spectacular diving experience of your life… That is why this gallery is the largest of them all.

Bali - Pemuteran - located on the northwest of the island and Amed on the northeast coast.

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Pemuteran

is a small fishing village on the northern coast of West Bali. This is a small laid-back village which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. There are a number of waterfront resorts and its proximity to Lovina and West Bali National Park together with the extreme natural beauty of the area, has fuelled quite rapid growth in tourism infrastructure in the area. Pemuteran is home to the largest artificial Biorock reef project in the world and there is a real spirit of marine conservation effort in this area.

, which you already know from the previous gallery Bali, is a long coastal strip of fishing villages in East Bali. Amed refers to a long stretch of coast running from the village of Cucik about 14 km eastwards incorporating the seven villages of Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. ( Mai 2011 ).

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The Red Sea is a famous diving place.

The Red Sea is a rich and diverse ecosystem. More than 1200 species of fish have been recorded in the Red Sea, and around 10% of these are found nowhere else. The rich diversity is in part due to the 2,000 km of coral reef extending along its coastline. These reefs are largely formed of stony acropora and porites corals. It forms platforms and sometimes lagoons along the coast. The Red Sea offer some of the greatest places for diving and snorkeling in the world. There are several resorts for diving here, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada are the most famous. Most of the diving in the Red Sea area is done with a shore-based, day boat dive operation or a liveaboard dive boat. The currents in these areas vary from no current to very strong. The pictures in the gallery Egypt were shot in El Quseir on the west side. ( June 2009 )

 

Bali

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Bali is an island between Java to the west and Lombok to the east.

Imagine yourself on a journey through the connective Balinese arteries on the way to one of the most amazing places on this planet. The roads where traditional, mystical, and modern Balinese life can be witnessed. Rice fields and temples can be admired. Divers can dive in Jemeluk, Amed wall, and the Tulamben wreck just a few kilometers away. These are excellent dive spots. Jemeluk & Amed wall offers the best variety of fish life I have seen in Bali. The boat dives are done with Jukung. The Jukung is Bali’s traditional small boat. The hull is a bright painted tree trunk, and the outriggers are made of bamboo. The vessels seat up to three inline. All boats must have eyes: a fisherman would no sooner go out on the water in a Jukung without eyes, than he would if he were blind himself. Although many still run sails, those at Amed often use small outboards, with a propeller at the end of a long shaft. The divers are going to the spot and while drift diving accompanied by the Jukung, which simply follows the bubbles at the surface... Bali is truly full of memories! ( September - October 2008 )