Featured Photographer | James Emery 



Photo center 9James Emery is the current Backscatter Photo Pro at Lembeh Resort, Indonesia. James started his career studying video production in Bournemouth, England and soon moved to Thailand to start his career as an underwater videographer. After five years working in Thailand he moved to the Philippines where he ran his own underwater photography business for two years. James then moved to the Maldives to become the resident photo pro at a 5-star resort. Now running a Backscatter authorised Photo Centre in one of the top resorts in Lembeh, James offers courses, workshops and a variety of underwater photography equipment in the photo centre. James most enjoys accomplishing visual storytelling through experimental techniques and artistic flair but his main passion is sharing his knowledge with others. Through his personalized courses, he helps students accomplish their artistic vision in macro photography in the prolific environment of the Lembeh Strait.

 Batfish Maldives

Batfish Maldives 


Black Hairy Frogfish Lembeh

Black hairy frogfish Lembeh, Indonesia 


Blue Ring Bokeh Lembeh

Blue-ringed octopus bokeh Lembeh, Indonesia  


Split level Stingray Maldives

Split level stingray Maldives 


Snooted Algae Octopus Lembeh

Snooted algae octopus Lembeh, Indonesia 


Coconut Octopus Lembeh

 Coconut octopus Lembeh, Indonesia 


Pair of Ghost Pipefish Lembeh

 Pair of ghost pipefish Lembeh, Indonesia 


Porcelain Crab Lembeh

Green turtle with a school of jacks Philippines 


Pink Eared Mantis with eggs Lembeh

Pink-eared mantis with eggs Lembeh, Indonesia 


Snooted Slow Shutter Snake eel Lembeh

Snooted slow shutter snake eel Lembeh, Indonesia 


Mountain of Anemones Lembeh

Mountain of anemones Lembeh, Indonesia 


Blue ring Octopus Lembeh

Blue-ringed octopus Lembeh, Indonesia 


Crown Jellyfish and school of Sardines Philippines

Crown jellyfish with school of sardines Philippines 


Glossodoris cincta Lembeh

Dorid nudibranch glossodoris cincta Lembeh, Indonesia 


Pair of Yellow Pygmy Gobies Lembeh

Pair of yellow pgymy gobies Lembeh, Indonesia 


Yawning Hairy Frogfish Lembeh

Yawning hairy frogfish Lembeh, Indonesia 


Snooted Porcelain Crab Lembeh

Snooted porcelain crab Lembeh Indonesia 


Snooted Slow Shutter Cuttlefish Lembeh

Snooted slow shutter cuttlefish Lembeh, Indonesia 


Coleman Shrimp Lembeh

Coleman shrimp Lembeh, Indonesia 



Find James on Instagram @emery.aquatic

If you'd like to see your underwater photography published in these pages and shared across our social media feed and weekly newsletter, why not drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

uk print digital sub intl print digital sub digital onlysub



Love diving? You'll love these. Sign up today to immediately download our unique FREE gifts -

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 WRECKS - DIVE's 70-page, beautifully illustrated, colour guide to the world’s best wrecks

SCUBA STORIES - DIVE's collection f real life stories where divers, who have got themselves into perilous situations, describe how they reacted and what actions they took to ensure they lived to tell the tale

PACIFICHighlights of the Pacific - Dancing mantas in Hawaii • The Best Diving in the World, Galápagos, Cocos, Malpelo & Socorro • Mass Spawning Events in Palau

New Upright Gift Banners 300 x 600 px

Sidebar SUBSCRIBE spring 21 large2

Destinations Spotlight

Need inspiration for your next dive trip? Try one of our featured destinations from DIVE's travel partners.

sidebar philippines sidebar bahamas sidebar mexico sidebar fiji sidebar st helena 2020 Sidebar Egypt sidebar banner sabah sidebar banner belize sidebar banner south africa

DIVE Partners

sidebar banner egypt new ceningan divers ad 300x100 LH 300 min giphy subex Wakatobi Siladen Aggressor Fisheye Dive Worldwide gozo banner Arenui

Read DIVE magazine

DIVE magazine is available to read on many devices. Simply click one one of the options below

PCMac final
Apple finalAndroid final

Like what you see?

Join us on social and keep updated daily...