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!

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 February Highlights

Here in the Maldives we’re blessed to have not only big animals like mantas, turtles and sharks but also beautiful macro life. The house reef at Six Senses Laamu has the best of both worlds, offering up nudibranchs, little octopuses still undescribed by science and even a resident guitar shark! Here are some highlights from February, enjoy!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | November Highlights

Our November highlights video showcases a little-known side of Lembeh, full of gloriously vibrant, healthy and diverse corals and reefs, all shot on Lembeh dive sites. Naturally fluorescent corals and critters also make a glowing appearance onstage and will change the way you see these animals. Enjoy the best of Lembeh wide angle and macro!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | October Highlights

October’s highlights video features awesome footage of a flamboyant cuttlefish carefully placing her eggs underneath a coconut shell half and an extremely rare golden tripod fish juvenile (Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer) – a first for us here! Sascha also filmed two Godiva rachelae nudibranchs engaged in some odd behaviour – mating dance? Fighting? Let us know what you think they were doing in the comments!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | 2017 September Highlights

September’s highlights video features favourite stars such as the ornate ghost pipefish (there were so many around this month!) clown frogfish and mimic octopus. Be sure to also watch for the shrimp dancing on the eye of a snake eel (does it tickle?) and a close up of the iris of an elegant sand diver (Trichonotus elegans) resembling rays of light. Enjoy the show!

 

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | Episode 04 – 2017 | July Highlights

July’s highlights include some very unusual footage, even for Lembeh where the rare and strange are commonplace. A fingered dragonet being eaten by a lizardfish was spotted by one of our sharp-eyed guides and luckily I was there to film the fascinating process. Other cool critters you’ll see in July’s video include a glimpse into the egg pouch of an ornate ghost pipefish where you can even see the eyes of the embryos, a fabulous decorator crab, a pair of mis-matched frogfish and much more. Enjoy the extravaganza!