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Darren Rice - Oceanic Videographer

It is a real privilege to have met and traveled with Darren Rice of Liquid Image Productions who has spent the last few years based in Ha'apai and now runs Matafonua Lodge and Dive Centre with his wife, Nina and family.  Reproduced with permission we hope you enjoy the following video.  We have also featured a number of Darren Rice's photographs in our Ha'apai gallery including some of the soft coral reef he discovered in December 2010.

Ha'apai offers fantastic diving - Darren & friends recently discovered what may well be the Port au Prince final resting place.  So!  Looking for great diving in pristine waters, untouched beaches, easy laid back accommodation?  Ha'apai and Matafonua are hard to beat!  

Divers in Ha'apai discover new wreck from Liquid image Productions on Vimeo.

Compilation of Whale & Diving Footage

The whales of Foa Island Tonga from Liquid image Productions on Vimeo.


Ha'apai Divers from Darren on Vimeo.

Baby Humpback Whale Sleeping

Baby Humpback Whale Sleeping from Darren on Vimeo.

Darren's son JJ (age 4) and daughter Abbie (age 3) first whale encounter

My son JJ age 4 and daughter Abbie age 3 first whale encounter from Darren on Vimeo.

The Dive Site Ha'ano Tunnels

The Dive Site Ha'ano Tunnels from Darren on Vimeo.

The Dive Site Sisters

The dive site Sisters from Darren on Vimeo.

The Dive Site Fale Ange

The dive site Fale Ange from Darren on Vimeo.

Humpback Whales In Ha'aapi


Humpback Whales of Ha'apai from Darren on Vimeo.



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most exciting discovery of a soft coral reef off Haapai by Darren Rice of Liquid Image Productions & Happy Haapai Divers, Kingdom Of Tonga

Is this the final resting spot of the Port au Prince? Darren Rice & friends of Matafonua Lodge & Dive Centre have discovered a new wreck in Ha'apai. 

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