Deep Blue Divers | April 2019 Highlights

April’s video is a perfect example of why we love diving in Laamu. Enjoy this stellar footage of your favourite underwater animals with some awesome close-up shots of a hawksbill turtle and see if you can spot the goby changing its eye colour! Shot on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing with ambient light.

Deep Blue Divers | 2019 February Highlights

This February we were lucky to film one of Laamu’s rarest marine creatures, an ornate eagle ray! (I had the 100mm macro lens on my C200, but the ray was far away and very deep – around 50m, I was at 30m depth so I was able to shoot a large ray with a macro lens). Other highlights of the month include close-ups of beautiful sharks, a fever of stingrays, and a graceful ballet performed by two surgeonfishes. Kick back and enjoy this glimpse into another world!

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 Highlights

We’re ringing in the new year with this fantastic highlights of 2018 Laamu diving video, featuring turtles, sharks, our house reef frogfishes and lots of manta rays; how many individual manta rays can you count?

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 June Highlights

June was all about Manta rays (Mobula alfredi) plus a very special unexpected appearance featured at the end of the video which startled the videographer! It’s such a luxury to have a manta cleaning station just 5 minutes from the resort and the best part of it is to have it all for yourself – no other dive operators, only Deep Blue Divers. Enjoy Laamu’s June highlights! Filmed on a SONY A7R2 with Canon 8-15mm f4.

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 April Highlights

Check out our latest April highlights video featuring schools of sharks, turtles, rays galore and a fascinating glimpse into the hunting skills of the mantis shrimp’s fearsome raptorial appendages catching a fish with lightning speed, filmed on our very own house reef. Bonus points if you can spot the juvenile trevally shadowing a friendly female manta who came by to check out the videographer. Sit back and enjoy the magic of diving with Deep Blue Divers!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | Episode 02 – 2017 | May Highlights

May is associated with flowers, renewal and new life and in Lembeh, May was no exception. This latest highlights video features some extraordinary footage of juvenile sea life like harlequin shrimps and tiger shrimps. We also filmed some unusual scenes with a very fast lens, featuring glass fish swimming behind soft coral (yes there is also beautiful coral in Lembeh!), creating footage that evokes spring-time fireflies in a flower garden. Watch for a close-up shot of an elegant sand diver’s eye which seems to mimic rays of sunshine – catch this rare glimpse of a very shy fish seldom caught on video and enjoy! Best watched in 4K!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait – The Paddle-flap scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri)

Rhinopias belong to the scorpionfish family and are native to the tropical western Indo-Pacific. Like all scorpionfish, they have venomous spines and prefer to rest on the bottom, occasionally walking or ‘hopping’ by pushing off with their pelvic and pectoral fins rather than swimming. Scorpionfish are masters of camouflage, enabling them to lie in wait for their victims to come close, before lunging forward and inhaling their prey with their large mouths.