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Notes taken while on assignment

Now this is an exceptional experience – swimming with a school of manta rays in the Solomon Islands.

I’ve gone after manta rays on several assignments in the South Pacific – each time without success – until today.

In fact, my last attempt in Micronesia nearly killed me as I stupidly tried to get ahead of three of them in a strong current and vomited into my regulator from over-exertion at about 20 metres, leaving the manta’s to disappear into the burley of my previous night’s meal as I struggled to get to the surface.

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The national tourism authority of the Solomon Islands has commissioned a major overhaul of its promotional imagery, with two assignments leading into the creation of an On-Line Photo Library similar to those we have build for Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. I have shot the Solomons before (pic above) on occasional assignments over the years, […]

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Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu have two of the most advanced On-Line Photo Libraries in the South Pacific. Tourism authorities from both countries – the TPA and the VTO – have just upgraded to our latest software which provides a range of new features to assist them promote their destinations.

The libraries provide travel agents, media and industry with instant access to hundreds of high quality photographs – generating thousands of dollars worth of free publicity in a world hungry for quality photography.

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