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About Alan

Alan is an award winning photojournalist who worked for The New York Times as both a freelance and temporary staff photographer. His underwater photography of Bonaire has been featured in the travel section of the Times. He is currently a contributing photographer and writer for The Bonaire Reporter, the local island newspaper.


The pictures that you see on this page, and that decorate our condo, were all photographed right out front on Bari Reef. Alan uses a Nikon D850 in a Nauticam housing, equipped with a pair of Sea & Sea YS-D2J strobes.  For his wide-angle photos he uses the Nikon 16-35mm zoom lens paired with the an eight inch dome port. 


The close up photos and fish portraits are shot with the Nikon 60mm macro or the 105mm Micro Nikkor lens paired with a macro port. 

If you would like to see more of Alan’s photojournalism work please visit his website

About Joan

Joan is veteran diver who has logged just shy of 700 dives, during a twenty-seven year plus diving career. A retired special education teacher, Joan first started taking still photographs after twelve years of diving without any cameras. She quickly took to capturing the beauty of undersea life on Bari reef, and after eight years decided she wanted to try underwater video.


After extensive research on what camera would best serve her needs, Joan decided on the Sony RX-100 in a Nauticam housing, with Sola and Fantsea video lights. She balances the light output with a red filter attached to the housing. 

We estimate that Joan shoots between 250 and 300 minutes of video on a trip. During the course of our dive trips, we do periodic edits and downloads to review what we have, and to see what Joan needs to shoot to complete our film. This download, after editing, will give us about 30 minutes of video.


Alan will take this edit and, using iMovie, create a 4 ½ minute film that we share through an unlisted link on YouTube. Another big aspect in producing the final film is the research that goes into finding the right music. We are particularly excited about the music in our summer 2017 film, which has a Bonaire connection. It is from the movie Children of the Wind, a documentary about three windsurfers from Bonaire, a movie we highly recommend.

Please click the video links on this page to get a glimpse of the undersea life on Bari Reef and enjoy the latest underwater films from Darling and Wifey Productions.

Bari Reef Adventure XIII Video

Sit back, relax, and enjoy Darling & Wifey's latest 4 1/2 minute Bonaire Adventure video.