Bangka Island underwater.

Underwater walk in Bangka

  Indonesia: Sulawesi - July 2010

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Indonesia, Celebes Sea. Under the surface, life abounds! The proof in pictures, with this small underwater video, realized around the island of Bangka, in the north of Sulawesi.

Bangka underwater

More than four months have passed since these dives, which date from July 2010 (already!). But rediscovering my little sequences for the editing, I'm rather impressed, with hindsight, by the richness of the underwater world.

I had kind of forgotten how beautiful it was...

Let go
The small critters of the reef

My Eos 7DThe camera I shot underwater with did a pretty good job, I think. And I'm starting to get the hang of it. But I'll talk about it in a future post...

Finally, I will also have to write about the three diving resorts located in Bangka, Murex, Mimpi Indah and Blue Bay I tested the first two during my stay!

A lionfish scares me out of the corner of my eye ... (Bangka Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia, July 2010.)


  Indonesia: Sulawesi - July 2010

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  1. Despite the little technical drawbacks you know, I was able to watch the video, great! And as in any good soap opera, the continuation in the next "issue" 🙂 😉

  2. All these fishes! It's true, it's beautiful... I'm looking forward to your post on the two resorts of Bangka, because I wonder if I wouldn't spend a few days there before or after Lembeh in May...

  3. @Ysbilia: Well glad you were able to get the video going anyway!!! 😉

    @Fabrice: Yes, I was glued to it, rediscovering my little movies, long afterwards... 🙄

    @ Marie-Julie: Merki, merki!!! 😀

    @Malene: Yes, I would recommend a tour through Bangka, before or after Lembeh. It completes the picture well... 🙂

    @Manta: Ah, ah! A fine connoisseur of the place... 😉 Yes, absolutely, the bulk of these images are from Sahaung.

  4. What a pleasure to watch this video between two rehearsals !!! It feels good, it relaxes, it changes the ideas, in short, that happiness !!!!

  5. Manta beat me to it... 😆 I did see some Sahaung too 😉 with at the end of the dive, once the schools of fish had passed, the small sharks under the coral tables. 8)

  6. Very nice, but too bad you deleted the part where the shapely, fiery-eyed manta crosses the school of yellow lutjans with a graceful wing movement... 🙄

  7. Hello Corinne,

    I'm posting my first comment, so let me join everyone in congratulating you on this blog that I saw appear in GEO magazine (I'm a subscriber), but that I already knew from other forums.

    I see that you are starting to master the Canon 7D and I am looking forward to your feedback on the Ikelite housing as I now own this Canon 7D. Can you tell me what lens you use for underwater photography?

    As you will see on my photo gallery, I enjoy taking underwater pictures as an amateur during my numerous trips to Asia.


  8. @ Helen: Your sign is fish, right?
    @ Wet & Sea / Ludovic: Absolutely. I see that this blog is well attended, by connoisseurs who know how to appreciate ...

    @Alimata: Actually, I didn't delete it, I just ran out of battery power at the time... Bad luck.

    @Safe: Thank you for this first comment very nice! I promise to post a ticket very soon on the 7D, the Ikelite box and everything. And I run to see your photo galleries.
    First answer to your questions about my underwater goals:
    - for macro, I use the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM.
    - in wide angle, I keep the lens of my kit at the time of purchase, the EF-S 15-8 mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS USM (which was supposedly not made to fit in the window of the macro lens housing, but in fact it fits anyway, it's just that you can't use the zoom).