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Underwater Photo Location: Sangalaki island

Underwater Photo Location: Sangalaki island

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Although it is expensive to stay on this tiny island it is well worth the money. The island itself is a turtle conservation island. There are more turtles than people here and you will often find turtles laying eggs in front of or under your bungalow during the night.
At sunset the turtle conservation people will release baby turtles back into the sea and when you go diving there's a good chance of seeing turtles mating at the surface.
This island is well known for its manta rays, but there are many other rays too such as blue spotted maskrays, cowtail rays, eagle rays, marbled rays and many otheres.
We saw a few white tip sharks and leopard sharks and many many cuttlefish.
There is not much macro life, but we still found a few beautiful nudibranchs, shrimps, jawfish, hawkfish and other small fish. There are some very nice wide angle photography opportunities here.




Facts about Sangalaki island
  • It is in Indonesia
  • Sangalaki island is in the Celebes Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatnightdrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharksturtlescoralshoals

Diving facilities
airhireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideanglepfriendly

by Erika Antoniazzo
Baby turtle just released at sunset, carried away by a wave. Sangalaki, Indonesia. Nikon D200 with 10.5mm lens and 2 Inon strobes under water.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Baby turtle on the beach trying to crawl out of its egg.

by Yves Antoniazzo
My favorite non mouving subject are those soft corals taken in Sangalaki D200/10.5mmm

by Yves Antoniazzo
Coral goby well camouflaged in this gorgonian D200/105 VR

by Erika Antoniazzo
Broadclub cuttlefish in the sun.

by Erika Antoniazzo
My friend watching a cuttlefish laying eggs on the reef

by Yves Antoniazzo
Not the most attractive fish portrait 360D/70mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
When there is food for one there is food for two or more !!!!......... D200/10.5mm

by Erika Antoniazzo
I call this a tomato shrimp :)

by Erika Antoniazzo
Manta Ray diving below the surface as I try to approach real slow and careful.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Space ship. I don't know why he' doing this, but it looks great. If anyone knows what this behaviour means please tell me.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Sponges growing on overhanging mangrove branches reflected at the surface

by Erika Antoniazzo
Startled turtle

by Erika Antoniazzo
Manta Ray disappearing in the distance above.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Starfish on the reef

by Erika Antoniazzo
Shrimp in a banded mushroom coral.

by Yves Antoniazzo
Not really difficult to feel the screen when the subject are that big (about 1.5m) D200/10.5mm

by Erika Antoniazzo
Mating green turtles

by Yves Antoniazzo
Portait of a Purpletop dottyback D200/105VR

by Erika Antoniazzo
Speeding away. Baby turtle swimming away from the beach after it's been released at dusk.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Rays.

by Yves Antoniazzo
Second dive with my new Fuji S5 Pro and 10.5mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
Tiered, bored, hungry that the question?

by Yves Antoniazzo
Sombrero nudi FujiS5 pro 105 mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
Soapfish close up Fuji S5 pro /105mmVR

by Erika Antoniazzo
Cuttlefish in the sun.

by Yves Antoniazzo
Just looking up FujiS5Pro/ 10.5mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
It is clean-up time D200/60mm

by Erika Antoniazzo
This sandperch had some major difficulties swallowing this filefish. With its file sticking up it just wouldn't go in. The sandperch kept spitting it out hitting it against a rock to try and turn it around. In the end he managed, but it took a while.

by Yves Antoniazzo
A couple of clicks in photoshop and it almost done D200/60mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
Such a pretty square face D200/105mm

by Erika Antoniazzo
I'd never seen pink skeleton shrimps before! These were tiny. I used 105 lens with an extension tube to get this shot.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Open up wide... Cropped a little.

by Yves Antoniazzo
Flying away Fuji S5 pro / 105mm

by Erika Antoniazzo
Sponge and diver.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Hair.

by Yves Antoniazzo
Spirograph seen from above D200/60mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
Looking up again Fuji s5pro/10.5mm

by Yves Antoniazzo
A "touch" of Photosoh Fuji S5 Pro/105mmVR

by Yves Antoniazzo
Why the long face? It is a new year Fuji S5 pro/105 VR

by Erika Antoniazzo
Hairy soft coral at Sangalaki island.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Cuttlefish.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Sand in a Shell

by Erika Antoniazzo
Nudibranch

by Erika Antoniazzo
FireGoby

by Erika Antoniazzo
Turtle

by Erika Antoniazzo
Red and White striped shrimp next to the tail of a flagtail goby. Patience, patience.

by Erika Antoniazzo
Green Turtle and Manta Ray

by Erika Antoniazzo
Manta Ray

by Erika Antoniazzo
Diver and Anemone

by Erika Antoniazzo
Open up Wiiiiiide. Jawfish fighting with itself in a mirror

by Erika Antoniazzo
Shrimp in a mushroom cora

by Erika Antoniazzo
Blackstripe Dottyback

by Erika Antoniazzo
Jawning Goby

by Erika Antoniazzo
Signal Gobies. There are 2 of them, one behind the other. You can just see the dorsal fin of the 2nd one.

by Erika Antoniazzo
I had never before or after seen a giant clam with these fluorescent colours, is it ill?

by Yves Antoniazzo
Smile !!!!...... you are in my camera Fuji S5 pro/60mm

by Afflitti Gianluca
face to face with manta

by Afflitti Gianluca
little lion fish

by Syed Hafiz
Snorkeling with manta ray. Sangalaki island.

by Marcello Di Francesco
th long journey

by Alvin Cheung
Whale shark in dawn
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