Category Archives: Underwater Photography

Update – Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Flabellina Verrucosa
Flabellina Verrucosa

UWE is excited to announce that we have updated some of the sections in the Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest.  We have added two new images of the Fabellina, Nudibranch.  The Nudibranch page have only the included Nudibranch in which I have been able to find and photograph, realizing there are

Saddleback Gunnel
Saddleback Gunnel

hundreds of different ones in the area these are simply the ones we have been able to find.

We also updated the Bony Fishes page by the addition of the Saddleback Gunnel.  I found this cool fish at Tuwanek in Sechelt BC.  This was in about 60 feet of water on the wall on the left island.  Be s

Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Northern Ronquil, Kelvins Grove
Northern Ronquil, Kelvins Grove

UWE is very excited to announce that the Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest section is once again in the process of being up dated with new images and information being added.   We have updated the Fish Section with the addition of some new Black Eyed Goby pictures, along with the Northern Ranquil and some updated images of the Rock fish (Copper to be more accurate).

We also added the Worm section as well as the Crab section, where we have added some pictures of the various images of the Northern Crab, Alaskan Hermit Crab, and we are in the process of adding some of the various worm pictures we have taken along with the information we have researched.

Be sure to stop in and check out the sections…let us know how we are making out!!

 

Cerro Verde

Stone Scorpion Fish
Stone Scorpion Fish (c) Uw Explorers

UWE was out diving once again at Cerro  Verde.  This site is looking more and more like the Tuwanek of the Baja.  Once again the weather was simply amazing.  We arrived at the dive site around 12 – 12:30 in the afternoon after what was a pretty slow start for us.  The wind was down, with little to no surf for entry….so we quickly dressed and headed in off the beach.

Today we were armed with just our point and shoot camera, but it does not seem to disappoint us.  Our mission today was to capture so fresh pictures of a Stone Scorpion fish if at all possible.  We descended in about 10 feet of water, and after we headed off on our swim to the slide area, Susanne found a beautiful stone fish sitting right out in the sand….this was like minute two of the dive.  Once we left him, we headed down the slop, and encountered a good current heading North…we managed to still make progress to the south south east.  We found two rather small eels which would not cooperate and stay out of their dens so we could get a nice picture of them.  There was plenty of tropical fish swimming all around.  Overall a great dive!  Visibility was easily 100 ft, and water temps were between 73 – 75f.

Great time…be sure to stop by and head out with us for some great shore diving!!

Diving in Sechelt

[singlepic id=251 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]UWE and Red Hat Divers have released the Diving in Sechelt DVD.  This movie is featuring four of the many great dive sites found here on the Sunshine Coast.  The video was filmed over the last 6 months, with editing and sound track being completed in the last couple of weeks.

We have the DVD for sale at Suncoast Diving, as well there are internet sales which can be found here at UWE, Red Hat Divers, as well as Sunshine Coast Dive Club.  The cost of the video is $10.00, and $3.00 for shipping and handling.  We hope you enjoy the movie.


Tuwanek Wolf Eel Dive

[singlepic id=247 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]A big thank you goes out to Andrew and Vince for coming over to the coast, so they could make sure we were able to get on the Wolf Eels on the right island.  The short surface swim seems to pass rather quickly with the excitement of finally getting the footage we want of the wolf eels.  As we arrived at the point of the island it was time to descend and get on our way.  The first thing I realize on the descent, is that I really do not dive this side enough.  Things that I remember are nothing like what I see, though I am more then happy to follow on this dive.

As we proceeded past the area where the row boat, we are greeted with 80 foot visibility, and a slight increase in water temperature, which is very welcomed after a long cold winter of diving.  We continued our swim for about 18 minutes, and sure enough Andrew looks back and motions us to come forward, he has found the Wolf Eel den.  Andrew and Vince, have marked [singlepic id=246 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]the den with a length of rope leading from a large rock over to the far side of a rock face pretty much right to where the wolf eel  lives.  Great idea guys!

After a few minutes of filming, it was time to start our return trip.  Geoff, headed shallow as the group continued back along the 50 foot mark.  If we had followed Geoff shallower, we would have had a run in with the second wolfe eel den and sure enough…we could have played with a small seal.

Photo Credit: Sam Sugars

New Downloads

UWE is excited to announce some new additions to our Downloads section.  We have just received a larger number of Ebooks/Magazines specifically concerning Underwater Photography.  The mags have some great images, articles complete with tips and equipment reviews.  Be sure to stop by and download the latest editions.  Currently there are two files, edition 44 and 45.  We will add a new edition each month.

Want to see something added to our site, be sure to let me know.