Andaman Islands reef series starts… NOW

Butterfly fish

Now begins a series of ocean/dive/conservation photos from my divemaster training in January and February. This will continue for the next several weeks.

Above is a classic underwater vista from Johnny’s Gorge, off Havelock. This gives you a rough idea of what healthy reef looks like, though it’s fast disappearing due to an interrelated mix of coral bleaching, rising ocean temperatures and acidification due to CO2 absorption.

All of which is, at least partly, our fault. Sarcastic hooray for humans!

On an unrelated note, it’s clear that a proper Ikelite flash should be high on my list of upcoming dive purchases. Though I much prefer to shoot natural light, which is why the blog will essentially enter a blue phase whilst the dive photos are ongoing.

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