A quick diving getaway on the Great Barrier Reef. (Part 1)

We’ve just returned from a 4 day/3 night dive trip on Norman and Saxon reef in the Great Barrier Reef.  As usually we spent our time on Ocean Quest and the crew did a great job of spoiling us.

This trip was a good opportunity to practice my photography with the wide-angle lens and double strobes.  I’ve had the strobes and lense for a while, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to bring it all together.  Either, the strobes are working but I don’t have the wide angle lens (I dropped the last one in about 100 metres of water) or, I have the lense and the stobes fail.  Anyway, we’ve sorted out the glitches and this time my equipment worked every time.  Now there a no excuses, I have to learn how to make beautiful underwater photos.

Here are some of our favourite photos from our trip.

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Harliquin sweetlip and Phil

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Hawksbill turtle.  This turtle was not bothered by us, it was too busy feeding.  It actually swam into my camera.

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Hermit crab. This photo was taken at night, that’s when all the crabs come out to play.

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Sea fan.  “Now this is a proper wide angle shot.”

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Reef wall at Tropos dive site, and my dive bu

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White-lined rockcod. Early morning dive, I think this one was still waking up.

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