Pretty much anywhere you can dive, you can take a camera. There are some destinations though where divers seem to consistently get great photos, no matter what their level of experience. This might be because of awesome visibility, colourful animals that stay quite still, or even something as exciting as a shark feed. We have destinations for everyone from the advanced photographer, with a fast pace and difficult shots, right down to the underwater photography newbie. There are even a myriad of resorts that will happily teach underwater photography as a course option at their dive centre! Here are some of our top picks, where you’ll find not only great photo opportunities but also good camera facilities.
Lembeh Strait, Indonesia: World-class macro critter photography.
Dumaguete, The Philippines: Incredible macro diversity!
Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea: Wonderful reefs sporting endless macro life.
Wide Angle Photography
Beqa Lagoon, Fiji: A fantastic shark feed with amazing photo opportunities.
Kosrae, Micronesia: Great coral reef photos.
Sipadan, Malaysia: schooling barracuda, bumphead parrotfish and loads of turtles.
Galapagos, Ecuador: So much to see, from big to small on land and underwater. Just make sure you take all of your lenses!
Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea: Fantastic reef diving, take your macro lens and your wide angle for great wall photos.
Malapascua, Philippines: Thresher sharks, plus awesome muck diving.