Marco Waagmeester

The first underwater experience of Marco was during a holiday on the Caribbean island Bonaire back in 1999. Beginning 2002, Marco became a certified Open Water Scuba diver in the country where he was born, the Netherlands at an age of 32 years. Together with his father, Marco was conducting necessary certification dives in a lake near Amsterdam in fairly cold conditions wearing double 7mm semi-dry wetsuits.

Later in 2002, Marco and his father went back to Bonaire as certified Scuba divers for a 2 week diving holiday to recover from the cold certification course in Holland. During this trip, Marco used his first underwater disposable camera with film, got unsatisfying exposures and was even more impressed by the evening projector presentation which showed underwater photography of a competition at the dive resort where they were staying.

Marco went to Bali on a safari diving trip in October 2003 with his dive club from Holland and was returning there for several years until he finally settled on the island, married and started working for/with local dive center BIDP (Bali International Diving Professionals). Interested in studying anything that lives under the surface of the water since childhood, Marco got his first digital underwater compact camera in 2006 and is currently using a Canon Powershot G9 in WP-DC21 housing with Inon D2000w strobe and Inon UCL165 macro lenses.


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Nudibranch Species from Marco Waagmeester » View all photo from Marco Waagmeester (165 photos)

Aegires gardineri from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(2 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Aplysia parvula from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(3 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Armina sp. from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(3 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Bornella anguilla from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Ceratosoma magnificum from Bali, Indonesia
(2 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Ceratosoma tenue from Sangeang Island, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(1 photo from Marco Waagmeester)
Chelidonura amoena from Bali, Indonesia
(4 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Chromodoris albonares from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Marco Waagmeester)
Chromodoris annae from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(2 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Chromodoris coi from Sangeang Island, Indonesia
(2 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Chromodoris collingwoodi from Bali, Indonesia
(3 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
Chromodoris geometrica from Bali, Indonesia
(2 photos from Marco Waagmeester)
 

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