Monday, August 23, 2010

PDN Features Fiji Dive Book on Sharks

 Shark Reef Marine Reserve

The idea to create a book about the treasures of Beqa Lagoon and specifically Shark Reef Marine Reserve in southern Viti Levu, Fiji, actually came about from a stopover to see whales. I was traveling through Fiji to Tonga to photograph humpbacks when his longtime friend Mike Neumann, a staunch conservationist and champion of sharks, insisted that Rock spend a week in Fiji to see what he and his dedicated staff had accomplished. The rest of the story can be seen here:

PDN Surveillance Article on Tim's FIJI BOOK

Damai Trip Great Success

MSY Damai
MSY Damai

The latest images from our Alor trip aboard MSY Damai are now posted.

Check them HERE!!!

Want to join us next year? Check this trip HERE!!!!

We will also be offering Bali dives in 2011.




Guam Marine Preserves Book Now Out

Story and Photos by TIM ROCK


This book shows the beauty and richness of Guam's recently established marine preserves. Small but important, they act as buffers to overfishing and ensure some reefs of Guam remain protected and diverse.

Click below to preview the entire book:

   Surrounded by an azure sea, the island of Guam in Western Micronesia is blessed with one of the world’s richest coral reef marine environments. It thrives with more than 700 fish species and nearly 400 kinds of corals. This great natural biodiversity attracts divers from all over Asia and other parts of the world.
   This book features 192 photos over 160 pages by internationally published marine photojournalist Tim Rock. The Guam marine preserves hold an amazing variety of fish and corals and are one of the region's great success stories.
The betterment of Guam’s diverse underwater world has been the thrust behind a series of nature preserve set up in the last decade around the island. What these areas do is keep fishing to a minimum, allowing breeding stocks to prosper and make more fish. The island has seen a sharp decline in the last 20 years in its breeding fish; that is, the larger fish that make offspring. This is due to a number of factors including unrestricted fishing around the entire island, reef damage from poor building practices and natural causes, like typhoon damage.
   The Achang Bay Reef Flat, Sasa Bay, Piti Bomb Holes (Piti Bay), Tumon Bay (and Gun Beach) and Pati Point preserves encompass small reef areas from north to south and are starting to ensure reef health on this diverse western Pacific gem. Enjoy this visual trip through the most accessible of the preserves and popular underwater sites on Guam.