Underwater Images by Peter Pinnock
  THE SPIRIT OF MAROVO

A dark cloud developed ahead of me. Curious, I swam nearer to investigate. The cloud billowed getting bigger and darker. Inside flashes of silver struck like a highveld thunderstorm. The cloud undulated with tumultuous movement. It was massive. As it twisted towards me I made out the characteristic shape of barracudas - the long sleek body, dark chevron markings and the mean looking straight jaw line. Thousands and thousands of barracuda were swimming together in tight synchronized formation. The shape and direction of the shoal changed in perpetual motion as the front runners dropped back into the folds and others took over...
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  NEW FRONTIERS

Papua New Guinea is just waiting to be explored. In 1930 villages were discovered in the highlands whose inhabitants had never seen civilization and had never even heard of the invention of the wheel. There are few roads, no railways and limited air travel. Transport between the 1400 or more islands is by boat, the only affordable ones being hand carved wooden outriggers. It's this lack of development that allows the true beauty of Mother Nature to shine in the many of the coral reefs.
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  COMPELLING WORLD WAR 2 WRECK DIVES

The Pacific was the biggest battleground in the Second World War. Naval battles raged from Pearl Harbour down to the Solomon Islands up through the Philippines and ultimately culminated at Iwo Jima in Japan. Distances covered were immense. Thousands of tons of ships and aircraft were lost in the Pacific by both the Americans and Japanese.

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  THE RHINOPIAS CULT

As Greg surfaced he yelled excitedly, "Wow that was absolutely awesome!" Franco, the dread-locked dive master asks, "Did you find one?" "No! Not one - three!" I look at Greg skeptically. Divers are like fishermen - always bragging about what they can't prove. "What colours?" "Brown, black and green" he answers with a grin. Gazing at him I think, 'how can a grown man get so excited about finding a fish?'
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  SYMBIOSIS

" and the topic for next months underwater photo competition is symbiosis." Budding photographers look at each other in bewilderment. No one dares show their ignorance and ask what is symbiosis. Meaningless conversations continue. Later, in the seclusion of their own homes, faithful Oxford English Dictionaries will reveal all.
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  ATOLL ADDICTION

I am not one who pays too much attention to the stars and astrology. Me, I'm a water person. The oceans and the creatures that live within it hold the most fascination for me. I've always been sceptical about fortunetellers. Do people really change their lives according to what they read in astrology columns? Earlier this year I found myself reading my stars in a glossy girlie magazine. I'm also not one for female magazines but this one had a picture of Liz Hurley draped over the front cover. What a babe! Visually navigating around her ample curves I found myself being drawn into the magazine.
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  A LESSON IN VERTIGO

Heights have never bothered me. I have peered over the edge of the tallest mountains and with a massive leap of faith jumped out of a perfectly healthy airplane without being bothered by the distance to the ground. Strange then that the first time I should experienced vertigo was underwater - at Ras Mohammed.
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  BASIC INSTINCT

The first rule in nature is 'kill or be killed'. Quite simply interpreted this means you are either eating off the menu or you are on it. The second rule is 'fight for survival'. This rule can entail using defense mechanisms as counter-offensive maneuvers or be well equipped for instant battle. The third, most important rule is 'avoid detection'.
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  RAINBOWS ON THE REEF

Red orange yellow green blue indigo and violet are the colours of the rainbow. They are also the colours of Fiji's underwater realm. Fiji is justifiably referred to as the 'soft coral capitol of the world." With this accolade, warm water, excellent visibility and ultra friendly people, Fiji is a destination not to be missed.
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