This post shares some of our favorite pictures taken while scuba diving in Fiji and Indonesia.We have the ability to dive off our own boat or dinghy, but most of the time we dive with local operators or resorts. This is because they have local knowledge of the best spots, and it is much safer than the two of us venturing into unknown places with current and other risks. Dive masters that are on these trips know what they are looking for so we see more sea life than we would on our own. Neither Val nor I spend a lot of time trying to learn the names of everything we see. (Val is correcting me here: we DO learn the names of everything we see, often many times. Then we promptly forget them despite our best efforts.) We enjoy the incredible diversity of shape and color and the constant realization that it is so fragile, and in some cases very much at risk in our current global environment.
Fiji is a known destination to many of you, but we found Indonesia an incredible surprise. Places like Raja Ampat, Komodo National Park, Wakatobi and the Spice Islands are the best diving we’ve ever done. When we were in Palau we snorkeled, but did not dive. Palau is mainly wreck diving onto WWII planes and ships and somehow it just did not seem interesting to me to look at sites where others had died. I guess we are just weird because it is a very popular world destination.
We hope you enjoy our favorite underwater pictures. By the way, no fancy photo equipment was used for any of these, and we are decidedly inexpert photographers. They are all taken with a GoPro camera and a red snap-on filter. Viewing time is 4 minutes.