- our stock agent in Europe and the US.
- Andy is one of New Zealand's world class
photographers and Angie, his wife, is an accomplished writer. They
have both supported and encouraged our own endeavours with photography.
Beqa Adventure Divers
- where you can see a range of sharks during the shark feed or explore the
wrecks and beautiful soft corals of Beqa Lagoon.
Diving Adventures - Michael Cortenbach organised our first trip to
Bali, Lombok and the exciting diving at Nusa Penida. The diving and
sites were fantastic. Bali is such a wonderful place.
Black Sand Dive Retreat
- Bruce and Fung Moore's wonderful new dive resort located right in the
heart of Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.
- one of New Zealand's leading photographers who has kindly provided Diane
and I with considerable advice and knowledge based on his wealth of
Diving for Images -
a dive guiding operation based in Bali, Indonesia. It is owned and
run by Graham Abbott, who we met on our wonderful trip aboard Kararu
exploring Komodo National Park. Graham has got to be the most
enthusiastic and talented critter spotter we have met, and a genuinely
nice guy as well!
Dive New Zealand - the
dive magazine for New Zealand that is published every two months.
Dive! Tutukaka - winner
of the 2005 "Tourism Mark of Quality" Award. Dive! Tutukaka
is New Zealand's largest dive charter operator.
Febrina - Our first PNG experience
back in 2001 courtesy of a prize Diane won in UW Images 2000. The
boat and crew lived up to the reputation we had read about.
Fiordland Ecology Holidays -
Lance and Ruth are two of the nicest people you could meet. If you
ever want to dive in Fiordland, (and if you are serious about diving then
Fiordland is a must) these are the people to talk to.
Gregory Sweeney - we first
got to know Gregory after he purchased a SubEye camera the same as we
used. Since then we have kept in regular touch and have enjoyed
seeing the great images he and his wife Karen continually produce.
Hedgehog House - our New
Zealand stock agent based in Christchurch. Colin Monteath is great
to deal with and a very talented photographer.
Ian Skipworth -
Ian is talented photographer based in Auckland. He has an excellent
web site with a lot of great photos from his trips in New Zealand and
Jason Hosking - our friend
Jason is a very talented photographer and keen scuba diver.
Kararu Dive Voyages - a fantastic
liveaboard operating from Bali, Indonesia and running trips to some of
the best locations in the Indonesian Archipalego including Komodo National
Park, Alor, Bali and Irian Jaya.
and Video International - The camera shop in New
Zealand where we purchase much of our photography equipment (excluding
housings and strobes). They offer great prices, excellent service
and give fair trade in prices.
Slug Forum - Dr Bill Rudman's excellent site about Nudibranchs.
An incredible resource for anyone interested in
Sipadan Water Village -
A fantastic resort built over the waters of Mabul
Island and providing diving access the the great "muck diving" around Mabul
and Kapalai Islands as well as the spectacular diving at Sipadan Island.
- We visited the Solomons Islands in 2002 and had a fantastic time.
The Solomons offers some of the best diving available but has suffered
from negative publicity which has affected it as a tourist destination.
Everyone we met were wonderful and we would encourage any divers looking
for unspoilt destinations to go there.
Stephen Wong and Takako Uno -
We met Stephen and Takako at Oceanz in 2000, when
Stephen had won Best of Show. They are both excellent photographers
and very nice people.
- Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2001, Tobi is an
extremely talented, dedicated and hardworking photographer.
Tonga Dive - Dive and
whale watching operation in the Ha'apai island group in the Kingdom of
Tonga. Run by our friends Glenn and Tiana Edney.
Underwater Images Competition - an underwater
photography competition that we have both been fortunate to win. In
doing so we have got to know Roger Roth. Roger is a videographer who
created a competition to offer fairer prizes for those who shoot video
rather than stills. While we shoot stills ourselves we believe both
mediums deserve equal prizes and encourage all efforts to make
competitions more fair.
Wade's World - Web
site of New Zealand pioneer diving legends Wade and Jan Doak.
Excellent bulletin board with up to date information about what's
happening at the Poor Knights
Yandina Resort - Located in
the Russell Island Group of the Solomon Islands. We had two
wonderful trips here experiencing just a little of the unspoilt diving
that the Solomon Islands has to offer. The first trip was courtesy
of a prize from the Australasian Underwater Photographer of the Year
Competition in 2002.