MV Oktavia and our Amazingly Talented Guests

Underwater photography has made great leaps in recent years and has become accessible for all those who love to be in the water.  With the introduction of inexpensive housed digital cameras and the ever popular point-and-shoot video cameras everyone can record their underwater adventures to a fairly decent quality.

There are levels to this though, and those who have dedicated the time and money into perfecting the art of underwater photography know only too well how hard it is to capture the exact moment of what you see and feel in a single shot.

We have many keen photographers come and join us for our Similan Islands Diving Liveaboard on-board MV Oktavia throughout each season, and many guests have been more than generous in sharing their pictures and videos with us to publish on our web pages.

But every now and then someone rather special comes along that really makes you appreciate what is possible when you combine a high degree of skill, an unqualified love for the ocean, and of course, the perfect subject matter.  Samya Sengupta is such a person and we were lucky enough to have him join us on-board a couple of years ago for a 5 Day/5 Night cruise to the wonderful Similan Islands and Surin National Marine Park.

Since then we have stayed in touch and have kept track of career as a photographer whilst his work has been shown in numerous high profile publications.  This blog intends to promote Samya, his work, and his passion for doing his bit in protecting and educating others abut our fragile ecosystem – the magical underwater world of the Andaman Sea we’re so lucky share.

The link above is Samya’s beautiful account on how his love of diving developed and the stunning photographs he captured with our Trip Leader Victor during his tour with us through the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock on-board MV Oktavia.

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