Hi. Welcome to my weekly photo blog. Each week I will pick my favourite photo of that week at Sairee Cottage Diving and explain why its my favourite and how I took it.

For my first blog I have chosen this picture of a Malabar Grouper. Its far from the best picture i’ve ever taken but I chose this one because of how the grouper just seemed to pose for his photo shoot.

“I’m ready for my close up”.

getting close to Paddy

getting close to Paddy

It was a day of bad weather for diving, big waves and little visibilty. Near the end of the dive we found this grouper, the biggest and most fearless grouper I have seen since the Cod Hole in the Great Barrier Reef. This monster grouper had no fear and just stayed there as I swam around it snapping away. I managed to carefully swim right up without bothering him and get some really close up shots. After a while he lost intrest in me and casually swam off. It made a dive that I thought would result in no pictures great fun. The dive site was South West Pinnacle, Koh Tao.

I take my pictures on a basic point and shoot using a lumix tz7. Even with these simple cameras you can get some great shots.

Although I said this would be a weekly blog I am going back to the UK for 2 weeks so my blog shall return when back on Koh Tao.  In the mean time you can see more photos on our Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/SaireeCottageDivingKohTao

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  1. Photography under the water seems very mysterious to me. This photo is also interesting as it is the Photo of the week. Thanks for this article.

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