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Un­der­wa­ter shut­ter­bugs look­ing to up their game can now choose from a full range of ser­vices at Waka­tobi Dive Re­sort, which in­cludes pri­vate guides, pri­vate boats and one-on-one work­shops and in-wa­ter ses­sions with their res­i­dent photo pro, Marco Fierli. Marco can tai­lor both sin­gle- and multi-day pro­grammes based on your as­pi­ra­tions and cur­rent skill lev­els, cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from the ba­sics to ad­vanced imag­ing and post-pro­cess­ing.

Maybe you’re un­de­cided about your next big rig, or want to try out a full-on DSLR be­fore you in­vest the big bucks? Why not try out one of Waka­tobi’s two com­plete Sea­cam housed sys­tems: one with a Canon 5D Mark II, the se­cond with a Canon 5D Mark III. Each can be fit­ted with a wide choice of lenses and match­ing ports, along with Sea­cam strobes.

You can also stay in their newand-im­proved two-bed­room villa while you per­fect your skills, and, when you’re not shoot­ing or slav­ing away in Adobe Light­room, you can en­joy the sea breeze on the deck or take a cool­ing dip in the plunge pool. Villa res­i­dents are treated like roy­alty with a pri­vate but­ler and pri­vate dive guide. Up­grad­ing your un­der­wa­ter pho­tog­ra­phy ca­pa­bil­i­ties was never so lux­u­ri­ous!

ONE STEP CLOSER TO SAVING MALAYSIA’S REEFS

Govern­ment de­part­ments, NGOs, and uni­ver­si­ties got to­gether in Kuala Lumpur to roll out a se­ries of ac­tion plans to pro­tect Malaysia’s ma­rine ecosys­tems. The strate­gies ad­dress threats to the ocean around four fo­cal points: tourism, waste, de­vel­op­ment and fish­ing. Guid­ing the process is the idea that by ad­dress­ing threats at a lo­cal level, reefs will be more re­silient to changes oc­cur­ring on a global scale.

The plans are based on work car­ried out by Reef Check Malaysia (RCM), which re­searched and tested a num­ber of ap­proaches. All stake­hold­ers were in­vited to a one-day work­shop, held on Novem­ber 17, 2015, and hosted by RCM and the Depart­ment of Ma­rine Parks Malaysia (DMPM). All par­tic­i­pants had a chance to feed­back to RCM and DMPM, which will in­cor­po­rate this in­put be­fore the poli­cies are cir­cu­lated to the agen­cies that will im­ple­ment them.

Con­sid­er­ing the re­cent mass bleach­ing event pre­dicted to take place as a re­sult of the cur­rent El Niño, th­ese ac­tion plans could not come at a more im­por­tant time for Malaysia’s reefs.

KEEP AN EYE ON THIS SPACE! WAKA­TOBI HAS A VERY EXCITING FREEDIVING WORK­SHOP HAPPENING IN AUGUST WITH KIRK KRACK, TOP FREEDIVING TRAINER AND FOUNDER OF PERFORMANCE FREEDIVING

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