Many people visiting this region swim on tropical reefs for the first time and are amazed by what they see and experience.
Filming in this environment presents many beautiful subjects and interesting behaviour by the marine life, and sometimes the visitors.
Weather and water conditions are very variable. In the shallow water around the reefs, wind creates waves which stirs-up sand and reduces visibility. Waves and currents also create surge in the water which means I have to take great care with buoyancy and swimming technique to remain stable in the water.
While bright direct sun light shows the colourful coral colonies it presents back-lighting issues when filming up to the snorkelers at the surface.
When it all comes together, the aim is to show the breadth and beauty of what lives with us below the water and the enjoyment that comes from swimming here and discovering this side of nature.
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