Monday, January 27, 2014


James Mamoto, A native of the Minahasa Highlands, the ocean was one of the last places i had thought of having a career in
Learning to swim first , progressing to snorkeling and then finally becoming a diver in less than a month, I finally got my break to start my career as a dive guide back in 2004. Through the years, after logging hundreds of dives a year guiding i became a certified Dive Master in 2009.
Without a doubt, 2011 will be the most memorable year for me. In April, I won the Asian Diver Magazine's "Best-In-Class" Individual Award and 5 months later successfully completed the PADI Instructor Exams  to become a Scuba Instructor!
Starting taking Underwater Pictures middle of 2010, with the Basic Compact Canon G11, few months later i enter  the Olele Gorontalo UW competition  2010, win on 3rd place macro category, 2nd best of compact class, Manado ocean festival  2011, this time I already using Single strobe YS90dx with the dry macro wetlens , just hold, that time still don’t have adapter, 2013 i already have Underwater Compact Camera full set with Me, Canon G12 I’m using WP-DC34 for the casing, and 2X Sea&Sea YS110a, Inon UCL-165, Subsee +10, 2x macro drylens +8  that I use in the water, and Inon Wide angle wetlens. 1st place Indonesia Underwater Photo Competition Wide Angle Compact Category 2013.
I didn’t  enter much Underwater Photo Competition, because when there is a Competition, I cannot go because I have student to teach our I have to guiding costumer, so I go when I have time J
I started to take underwater photos so I can share with my families and friend the beauty of underwater world.