Category Archives: Travel

Stingrays Underwater Photo Tips for Little Cayman

Hi there! My name is Tiago Peixoto and you can find me shooting in Little Cayman as the Backscatter Photo Pro for the Reef Divers Photo Center. Little Cayman is truly a fantastic place for underwater photographers for so many reasons. To name a few: clear blue water, the virtual absence of currents, friendly fauna,…
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BACKSCATTER IS SHIPPING DAILY WITH FULL TECH SUPPORT

BACKSCATTER IS SHIPPING DAILY WITH FULL TECH SUPPORT In an effort to keep the Backscatter staff and customers safe our is working with a very small (and very sterilized) shipping team at the Backscatter headquarters in Monterey, with the rest of the staff working from home. Rest assured that we are still answering every phone…
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MANTA UNDERWATER PHOTO TIPS FOR SOCORRO

MANTA UNDERWATER PHOTO TIPS FOR SOCORRO by David Serradell TIPS FROM BACKSCATTER'S AUTHORIZED PHOTO CENTER - NAUTILUS, CABO MEXICO My name is David Serradell and I am the Backscatter Authorized Photo Pro working on Nautilus Liveaboards in Baja California Sur. SeeCreatures, the Nautilus Dive Center located in Cabo, is an Authorized Backscatter Photo Center where…
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The Digital Shootout 2019 Gear Test, Contest Results & Event Coverage

THE 18TH ANNUAL DIGITAL SHOOTOUT CLICK HERE to go to the Digital Shootout event coverage website! See the Contestant Results, Gear Tests and the Shootout Life in Little Cayman. 2019 CONTEST RESULTS While the Shootout is mostly a learning event with an emphasis on improving underwater shooting and editing techniques, the event organizers, Backscatter Underwater…
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Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live

Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live at www.thedigitalshootout.com Held every year in June and sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo, full coverage of the world’s largest and longest running underwater photography and videography learning event, the Digital Shootout is now live. This year’s event was hosted by Coco View Resort (www.cocoviewresort.com)…
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Cebu and the Visayas Islands

Cebu and the Visayas Islands The Heartland of The Philippines.     Magellan had no idea how good the scuba diving in this part of the world was, but in 1521 when Spain was big time in to colonizing the world, you couldn’t find a decent set of fins or a mask and snorkel to save…
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130 Years Closer to a Cover Shot

130 Years and Closer to a Cover Shot. A History of Underwater Photography Since 1893, when Louis Boutan first used a surface supplied hardhat to take photos underwater, divers have circled the globe to get an ever-elusive cover shot. The only problem was that aluminum housing with a good camera was too expensive for most…
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The Galapagos Islands: A Natural Selection for Divers

The Galapagos IslandsA Natural Selection for Divers    There are thousands of islands around the world where fish are plentiful, birds fill the trees, and volcanoes are still active, but there is only one group of islands that has changed so profoundly the way we think about evolution of animal species; including how we even…
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Scuba Diving Is Transformational

Scuba Diving Is Transformational! Has scuba diving changed your life? A recently released 2016 research study conducted by researchers at East Carolina University working with Outside Magazine showed the motivation for adventure travelers has changed from a former study completed in 2005. The new study revealed that adventure travelers crave transformative experiences, but not as…
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Tobago. The Less Known Dive Vacation Island

Tobago Drifting Along with Macros and Pelagics    From the smallest seahorse to an abundance of majestic sized mantas to gigantic groupers to perhaps the world’s largest brain coral, Tobago has something to offer just about every diver. It’s not always this black and white when you are talking about a dive destination. That is…
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Diving Holidays in Cuba - The Ultimate Guide

Scuba diving in Cuba is a new concept for most divers. Apart from its interesting history, culture and cigars, Cuba boasts some of the most thrilling diving and remains a hidden gem for scuba divers worldwide. Hosting the third largest reef in the world, diving holidays in Cuba are now becoming more and more popular.…
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