Papua New Guinea: Diversity Underwater


Papua New Guinea is a culturally diverse country that also has diverse marine life that boggles the imagination. Visiting Papua New Guinea from the USA is a challenge, but worth the effort. Join Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey as they explore the Kimbe Bay and Tufi areas of PNG after traveling for 25 hours in the air, on three different airlines. They show images of breathtaking reefs, large and tiny creatures that seem to be from another planet. Cohen and Torrey also discuss the culture of the area’s fascinating villages. To read more about their adventure and see more photographs, click here.

Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen has worked as a studio and location photographer for many years. His clients included Baccarat Crystal, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, General Electric, Time Warner, and others. His underwater photos have appeared in such publications as Sports Diver, Alert Diver, Canadian Diver, Scuba Diving, and Immersed Magazine. He is the USA East Coast editor for the international web-based magazine X-Ray. Cohen is a past president of the NYC Sea Gypsies, and a founding member of The New York Underwater Photographic Society. In 2017, Cohen was a Photographer of the Week. When not underwater, he spends way too much time at a desk at B&H Photo. During that time, he can answer your underwater-camera questions in Live Chat or you can email him at [email protected]. See his other work here.

Olga Torrey

Originally from Russia, Olga Torrey has been living in New York City for the past 25 years. She has a college honor degree in physical education and worked as a gym teacher, athletic director, and gym owner in the former USSR. She is also a fine artist and Life member of the Art Students League of New York. She has taken her talent as a fine artist and applied her skills to photography both above and below the water. Torrey has taken underwater photographs from the warm waters of Bonaire to the green rich waters of Alaska. She has been published in InVetrum, X-Ray Magazine, Sports Diver, Diver, Northeast Dive News, and The Ultimate Depth. See her work here.