Appeared in DIVER July 2018Crash course
Mikes Dive Store
Dive Holiday Designers
Planet Dive Holidays
Scuba Tours Worldwide
Sportif Dive Holidays
The Scuba Place
The U-BOAT Coast|
Finding the best dive logging App
INDIAN OCEAN OASIS
BE THE CHAMP! - The Spread
Delving deeper into deep stops
The Whale and The Wildlife Man
Christmas on Christmas Island
The attribute of ALTRUISM
From July DIVER
Appeared in DIVER May 2018Not all 'pro' photo workshops are the same - on some you just pay and hope. But what's it like learning to get the best from your camera under water from a recognised master? HENLEY SPIERS studies at the school of Mustard
Appeared in DIVER April 2018A PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH of British World War II military vehicles deep inside the Thistlegorm wreck has seen German photographer Tobias Friedrich named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018.
Friedrich's photograph triumphed over 5000 other underwater images entered into the UK-based contest by photographers from all over the world.
Underwater Photographer of the Year is an annual competition that has been revived in recent years. British photographer Phil Smith was the first UPY, named in 1965.
Today's competition has 11 categories, testing photographers with themes such as Macro, Wide Angle, Behaviour and Wreck photography, as well as three categories for photos taken specifically in British waters.
The judges, experienced underwater photographers Peter Rowlands, Martin Edge and Alex Mustard, named a top three along with a number of highly commended photographers in each category, and also named the British, Up & Coming and Most Promising British UPYs.
The pictures here are the winning shots (and one Highly Commended) in each category.
Appeared in DIVER April 2018Those who have yet to meet a manatee in person may fail to see the attraction, but few who have had that experience have failed to be impressed. Great photos? It's all about the timing, says ALEX MUSTARD
'When the mood takes them, manatees can be very interactive and will gently bump you for attention'
Appeared in DIVER February 2018Whether you're a qualified cave-diver or simply enjoy caverns, getting good photos in a dark environment such as the cenotes of Mexico and elsewhere is a distinct skill. But ALEX MUSTARD is on hand to light the way
The main challenge of the darkness is with exposure... settings are way beyond what we normally use
Appeared in DIVER December 2017With his 2014 DIVER article I-SPY the Thistlegorm, in a Whole New Light, ALEX MUSTARD transformed the way in which divers viewed the iconic WW2 Red Sea wreck. But how best to photograph that vehicle cargo?
'The vehicles are what differentiates this wreck, so this is where we should focus our attention and our lenses'
Appeared in DIVER November 2017It's an experience unlike any other in scuba-diving, and needs to be reflected in your photography in all its vertical glory - ALEX MUSTARD takes as his subject this month the giant-kelp forest.
'The biggest surprise when you first raise your camera in the kelp forest is the light level'
Appeared in DIVER November 2017THE FIRST Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 finalist images were revealed in September ahead of the announcement of the overall winners on 17 October and the opening on the 20th of the exhibition at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London.