The fishermen of Raja Ampat

The Giant Trevallies are quick as arrows. The hunters are shooting through the water – too fast to spot them catching prey among the neon-coloured Fusiliers, who form instantly into a ball. It’s protecting the individual within it. One can hear the dynamic. As suddenly as the hunt started, it’s over. Quietness returns to the Magic Mountain. Mantas glide gracefully in. It’s a magical moment in breathless silence.

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– Tauchen

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The secret peace of Busuanga Island

The Philippines: Of 7107 islands, only a few are inhabited. This inspires a picture of them as secluded islands in the midst of virginal tranquillity surrounded by sparkling lagoons. Busuanga is situated on the edge. You find a few villages there and the small town of Coron. And the nature to be found there is simply fantastic – above and under water.

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– unterwasser

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Unequal Sisters

Exploring a country by boat which consists of 99 percent water, changes your perspective. The horizon expands endlessly. Sometimes you just gaze – as if you stare dreamily into the flames of a campfire. The brisk wind blows up spume and salty flavours and the feeling of being an adventurer and a pioneer. In such moments you are alone on the Maldives. The Lhaviyani Atoll lies ahead.

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– unterwasser

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Endless Water – Endless Sky

Dream destination French Polynesia: it is said that the islands there are the last places to find paradise. The archipelagos at the edge of the world map stand out of the sea between the 150th and 160th longitude, far away from any tourist destinations, which are usually considered paradisaic. The coast of Peru in the east is 8000 km away. Australia in the west 6000 km. Starting point Europe: to bridge the distance inspires the imagination and expectation.

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– unterwasser

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Every Little Helps

When the others raved about “muck-diving” as the greatest thing, it was a mystery to me for a long time. I could find nothing in looking for ‘critters’ on a muddy sea bed, those little and smallest of sea creatures, cranky to bizarre in colour, shape and movement. And if you are far-sighted, everything close to you gets blurred. The macro world remained hidden from me. A far better travelled friend sharpened my eye for that. He raved about Lembeh Street and the animal oddities that lived in it – and gave me a magnifying glass.

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– unterwasser

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