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jammy01-Jun-2017 11:30
The time I spent with Cabo Trek was the best part of my life. The most senior member of the team is Phillipp who share his knowledge about marine life in a friendly way. Although one of our members was afraid of sharks and whales, the crew dealt with him in a professional manner.
Ronny Tjhin 03-Sep-2012 01:17
Hey, your pictures are amazing! May I know what camera, strobe and underwater housing do you use? Because I am a diver that into photography too. Thanks.
Thomas Sanborn 22-May-2012 00:23
Hey, what happened to the video of you and Suzie? Check out the picture of the two wolf fish on my Facebook. Manatee, my friends feed them from the dock in FL.
Richard & Sally 13-Apr-2012 15:41
Beautiful pictures.
Richard & 13-Apr-2012 15:40
Beautiful pictures.
Debbie H. 24-Oct-2011 03:49
Beautiful! Thanks so much for posting.
David Burr 20-Oct-2011 17:06
Hey Rick. nice video of the unbelieveable Blue Whale. I use to work with you at Cam Data Systems in Fountain Valley. You are now famous. I saw the video and I live in Florida. Do you still work for Cam Data Systems?? Good to see you
Henry the Stud 19-Oct-2011 23:13
We went whale watching and saw some from the boat and thought that was an amazing experience. But your video rocked.
Guest 18-Oct-2011 14:15
amazing and wonderful! i only had time for one gallery but i will be back. thank you for sharing these awesome shots!
Andy Arkin 25-Aug-2010 13:28
I am an owner at Den Laman (Tarpon apartment) so we dive Bari a lot as well as do boat and other shore dives. How in the world do you find these critters? Which sites do you go to most? And how much patience do you need to get any of these shots?
Marty 19-Sep-2009 22:35
Very nice Rick, what kind of camera do you have?
Dave Freriks30-Aug-2009 02:28
Amazing galleries and photos!
Bob Steventon 05-Mar-2009 16:03
These are really great photographs. I enjoyed reading all the positive comments. By the way, might you be the same Rick Coleman that suffered through the Army's German language school?
bob&rose 27-Feb-2009 03:10
those are some great pics.........thanks for sharing
Brother D 11-Sep-2008 23:23
Wow great pictures Rick and Susie,that looks like a trip of a life time. Glad you made it home safe ! Dave and Kathy and Girls
Guest 05-Sep-2008 07:17
Incredible gallery, very impressed with your underwater images.
Sniper 13-Jul-2008 18:22
i really want to thank you to let us to view your photos really i wish if i can go in a journies lie this ,but i can't so you give us the opportunity to see this wonderful places
so thank you very much
Guest 10-Nov-2007 16:31
Thanks for taking us on a journey to places that most of us do not ever have a chance to visit. You've presented the essence and beauty of the waterworld through your excellent photos. Great job!
Guest 31-May-2007 20:32
Great Gallery
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:07
One of the best galleries on pbase thus far.
Guest 04-Sep-2006 02:17
Hello Rick, Just happened to look through your photos as I saw you are also an underwater photographer and use a Canon 20D like myself. I really enjoyed looking through your pictures, especially of California as I have never dived in the states. I am living in Okinawa, Japan but will be moving to Monterey in June of next year and was wondering about the diving in this area. I have only been taking pictures for less than a year....but you can check out my website at if you want to take a look. Thanks and maybe see you down under in California! Danielle
Jack Sofield03-Sep-2006 19:20
Impressive uw work. Good color, composition and sharpness. Many of your photos are really educational in nature. You have good equipment and use it well.
Joy Durand 28-Aug-2006 20:49
Hey Rick and Susie....I hope that you had a safe trip home. I can't wait to see your manta pictures! Keep in touch!
Guest 28-Aug-2006 03:35
Hi Rick and Susie - can't wait to see your shots from Palau and Yap...after seeing the photos on this site I'm looking forward to good things!
June 11-Jun-2006 17:08
WOW! What gorgeous photos! It's really cool that you're sharing them. 23-May-2006 13:38
was concerned in this formerly. nice.
Dorothy Morris 12-Feb-2006 00:18
Hi Rick and Susie. Those are great photos. I really enjoyed looking at them!
Guest 03-Feb-2006 03:25
Rick, These are amazing galleries. BRAVO
Yves Rubin14-Jan-2006 09:03
You have superb underwater shots, so clear and with beautiful colors! I'll be looking forward for more...
Andre Leighton 02-Nov-2005 15:38
I have never seen such awesome shots before. Rick, you are an amazing photographer. Seeing your pictures make me want to take a quick vacation today.
Rick Coleman09-Oct-2005 02:48
Great Photos ! The girls love them...... Looks like they had big fun in your pool.

Dave and Kathy
Will Grant 22-Sep-2005 01:09
Unbelievable. What beauty there is in this world. Too bad there's so much ugliness.
Guest 20-Sep-2005 05:46
Rick & Susie
Totally awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Terry & Sue Andrews
Guest 20-Sep-2005 04:23
To My Handsome Son and Adorable Daughter-in-Law,
Just viewed all your pictures once again and they are more awesome each time you look at them. Did we tell you that dad loaded his favorite on our desktop? He picked the orange fish amongst the tall tubular brush. (Now aren't those laymen's terms for such an exotic picture?!?) Love you both! Mom
Brando Ho25-Aug-2005 05:57
Hello Rick,
You have some very nice galleries. I really love the "California Dive" gallery. The subjects are unique and very colorful. Thanks for sharing....^_^
Guest 25-Aug-2005 05:42
Very beautiful gallery. I just love the underwater photos. Great colors and images are very sharp. Great job!
Guest 10-Aug-2005 04:07
very nice pics. I've been using your site as inspiration. seen your pics in California Diving. I've been shooting the 20D also. we're thinking of going to Fiji next year. who did you book with?

Ken Ashman 20-Jun-2005 21:22
Really enjoyed your site, Rick - and it was great talking with you on the phone. Hope we get a chance to go diving together sometime.
Jody 07-Mar-2005 21:02
P.S. Interesting choice the b&w ones! I loved them! Thanks!

Jody 07-Mar-2005 20:51
Hi Rick!

Stunning photos! Just loved all the night shots. Great color, etc. etc. Thanks for sharing! Have been diving Bonaire for several years but will take a video camera for the first time over Thanksgiving. No still camera yet. Someday... can you recommend one? I know very little about them. Did Salt Pier for the first time last year (day time) and wondered why we hadn't bothered to get permission before. Wonderful site! Night dive at the Town Pier always a treat as well!

Again, thanks!

Mick & Claire 02-Sep-2004 11:37
We've just come back from our honeymoon this week and we want to go back already!
Great pictures! Well composed, good colour and subject matter. Have you done anything to them (digital enhancements) or are they "virgin"?
John 26-Aug-2004 15:18
Thanks for the great shots you have shared with us. I thought the Turks and Caicos was excellent for photography but Bonaire puts it to sham. Now I must book a trip for sure.
Rick Coleman08-Aug-2004 05:02

Thanks nice message. Night dives are often good for macro. We did night dives at Salt Pier, Town Pier, Bari, and Andrea II. For our 2 week stay we got in 33 dives. Other favorites include, Fish Hut, Angel City, 1000 Steps, and Tori's Reef. If you don't have it, I’d recommend the book Bonaire Diving Made Easy by Jessie Armacost. It’s available on the island there are places to order it on the internet as well. The problem with most other books is that they are out of date and pre-Lenny. This book is up to date and also provides complete info on each dive site including helpful entry and exit information. Have a great trip!

- Rick
Guest 07-Aug-2004 20:30
Terrific shots, thanks for sharing.
Patrice Delaplane07-Aug-2004 05:49
love your shots. We are going to Bonaire next month and would love to know at which sites you found these great subjects. Just got back from the Channel Islands, saw some of the same things. I have an MX-10 and a sony digital. I really like your macro ability with the MMII. You also get great depth of field.
Rick Coleman14-Jul-2004 22:57

Thanks for checking out some of my pictures and the nice comments. For underwater pictures I use a Sea and Sea MMIIex with dual strobes and several different lenses which can be interchanged underwater.

- Rick
Evert Blink13-Jul-2004 18:06
BTW, what kind of kit do you use?
Evert Blink13-Jul-2004 18:05
I think these are the best under water pics I've ever seen. Absolutely brilliant. I used to dive off the coast in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and now I remember why I went through all the hassle: It's just so stunningly beautiful down below...
Keep up the good work!!!