William B. Tomanek

Underwater Pictures Site

by on Feb.10, 2013, under SCUBA Diving, Underwater Pictures for sale, William B Tomanek Travels

As you all know I have put together a collection of underwater pictures.  These underwater pictures will be a piece of history. The “life below sea level” is diminishing slowly.

Pictures taken at CoCo View Resort 2011

We have have farms and slaughter cattle, chickens, turkeys and you name it, for the food we produce above sea level. But the underwater world is slowly decreasing.

We take from the ocean and do not give back. We have no problem dumping our trash in the oceans. And what it really comes down to, is that some day it will become a vast underwater desert. Sand with now growth on the bottom. No fish, seals, sea lions, sharks, whales, nothing but water.

If this guy is still around. His friends at the cleaning station may not.Cleaning Station Why? The coral reefs that were once thriving with life, and growing are now dying.

There is more than just fish dying. This Elkhorn coral below has died. But the Seafan is trying to survive. You can see more of these pictures. And put a piece of, soon to be history into your home. www.Underwaterpicturesforsale.com

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by on Sep.16, 2012, under Bonaire

My bags packed with my travel documents in my hand, it is off to
the hotel. One of thoes early morning flights out of Dullas that
are best attacked by staying at a hotel the night before.

Up before the sun rises and headed to the airport, it looks like a
another rainy day in Virginia. Glad I am headed south.While at the
airport I ran into some friends that were headed my way. That is,
headed to Bonaire for a week of diving.

After one plane change over, and meeting a few more folks from our
diving group we finally made to Bonaire. From the air your could
see the nice blue water. After the plane landed we grabbed up our
bags and loaded onto the resort bus that was waiting on us.

We arrived at Divi Flamingo and received our room assignments.That
afternoon our group met at the resort dive center for our
orientation breefing.

The week was filled with diving, eating, little sunning and
sleeping. The diving started after our breakfast at the hotel. Two
tank boat dive, then a quicklunch and a one tank bout dive. That
could be followed by a shore dive off the dock. I will have to say
there was plenty of fish. The visibilty was good and there was a
lot other life to see besides fish. And the whole perpose of the
trip was for diving and taking pictures. And did I ever take
pictures. At least a few hundred a day. One of these days I will
find some good ones to display.

There are two restaurants on the resort. (Chibi Chibi Restaurant
and Calabas Restaurant) We always met for breakfast and coffee at
the resort dining area, ate our own lunch and went out for dinner.
Except for a couple dinners we ate at the resort. Mexican night
and the free spagetti dinner. (For our Dive Group) And I will say,
thay put on a great meal. Lots to choose from and cooked by the
cheff your way if you choose to go that route. Then there was the
local restaurants just down the road.

The resort has two pools. After the morning dives and the
afternoon dives I would hang out at the pool next to my room.
Fresh water and some sun. Well by Thursday I was hanging out in
the shade and wearing a hat.

The manager of the resort was alway out interacting with the

resort member. Would I go back to the resort? Yes.

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Underwater Pictures for Sale

by on Jun.10, 2012, under Underwater Pictures for sale

In 2005 I decided to explore the underwater scene. This collection of underwater pictures is about life below sea level. The corals, sponges, fish, all and anything I could see. I hope you enjoy my underwater picture collection, you buy my pictures, and you tell your friends about the great pictures.   :)


In 2005 I decided to explore the underwater scene. This collection of underwater pictures is about life below sea level. The corals, sponges, fish, all and anything I could see. I hope you enjoy my underwater picture collection, you buy my pictures, and you tell your friends about the great pictures.   :)

I am a  SCUBA diver and love to capture time through the lens of a camera. A time in life, that will never be the same again. As a diver I have found a new world to capture. And I would like to share with you, some scenes captured from this underwater world. At depths between 10 and 108 feet below sea level.

Some of my images may look like plants, because they do not have fins nor swim around. These corals that come in many shapes, colors and sizes are part of the Animal Kingdom below sea level, They reproduce, they live and they die. And when certain species die, they contribute to the growth of the reef. Most fish turn tail and run upon my arrival into their space. Only a few will stay around for that perfect shot. And the sharks, well let’s just say they are not camera shy.

When diving, I will take my camera with me. I do not use a flash or any other artificial light when taking my day time pictures. These pictures are taken under natural light. But I do make an adjustment for the white balance using a white board as I change my depth.



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The DC-3 plane fuselage. CoCo View Resort

by on Mar.11, 2012, under CoCo View resort, National Holladays

The DC-3 plane fuselage.

Visibilty better than the last 4 years made for a great picture opportunity of the DC-3 plane of the coast of Honduras. Well that is in the back yard of the CoCo View resort.  Just off the back side of the Prince Albert.

The dive begins at your assigned locker. The dive team members meet at the give time. After a quick equipment check is done, divers suite up and take the short path to the shore line. Yes this is the shore dive.


The water is calm and clear, temps are perfect and you could not be with better company. Even though 90% of the group has been labeled as CoCo Nuts. At the platform the second equipment check is done, bouyency is checked and you are paired up with your dive partner. And it always goes something like this. New diver with experienced diver. But we all look out for each other.


The begining of the dive is through the shallows. Through the seagrass area we follow the sandy path down to the safety stop marker. This is where the ocean opens up. Between you and the DC-3 airplane wreckage lays the ship “Prince Albert”. But that is another story.


This dive is much different than the other 100 plus dives I did here at CoCo View Resort. On this dive the visibility was awesome in the channel. I could actually see the Prince Albert. But was headed around the Prince Albert ship to the DC-3 wreckage. Upon my arrival I was amazed at how clear it was. So I pulled out the Cannon G-11 (Tim said it was a great camera.) and shot a few pictures. Here they are…

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CoCo View Resort, SCUBA Diving 2012

by on Mar.03, 2012, under CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection, Vacations, William B Tomanek Travels

CoCo View Resort, SCUBA Diving 2012

My trip to Roatan, Honduras began in the early morning of Feb.18, 2012. The Charlottesville Virginia group met at CHO airport, checked in the bags and headed through security. And that was when I noticed something was missing.

These trips to CoCo View Resort have three goals I try to achieve. Some rest and relaxation. SCUBA diving with my friends. And last but not least, taking great underwater pictures. If not great underwater pictures, then I settle for good underwater pictures. Witch brings me back to what I noticed was missing after I passed through security. My camera!
At 5:15 in the morning I am having a hard time figuring out where I left the camera. I know it was packed in the travel bag. I am sure I took it down stairs to the kitchen. But I can not recall putting it in the car with the rest of my bags. So I called home to see if I left it there. My wife could not find it. I then called my son who dropped me off at the airport. He pull the vehicle over and started looking for the camera bag. And there it was on the floor in the back seat.

Now the stress begins. Can the camera get from Pantop to the CHO airport before I have to board the plane? If not, how am I going to take pictures while on vacation?

I walk over to security and the line is really backed up. How am I going to get the camera if it does arrive on time? I got the attention of one of the security officers and explained that I have a camera being delivered. And asked how I can get it through security? He said no problem, let him know when it gets here and he will bring it through. That was good news.

Buy now the plane has been boarded by all the passengers, all the bags are loaded and I am the only one in the lobby. I asked the attendant how much longer before the last call? She said we will announce it. Then she picks up the mike and says “This is the last call for the flight to Atlanta”. I got on the phone to see how close to the airport was my son with the camera. He said he was headed in the lobby now. I told the attendant I will be right back and quickly headed to security. Got the security guards attention, and he put the camera through the security screening for me.

Wow, what a morning that was. We arrived in Roatan that afternoon, had a quick lunch at the CoCo View Resort then headed out to sea. No time wasted when it comes to diving with our group. As they say at CoCo View “Dive-Eat-Dive” But in reality it goes more like this. Wake up… “Eat, dive, dive, eat, nap, dive, dive, eat, and sleep.” and on the last day being a Friday with a late flight out on Sat. the dive day is altered just a little bit. “Eat, dive, dive, eat, nap, dive, eat, and sleep.” Note that was altered by one dive. We do not want to get the bends on the flight home. That would surely ruin the great week of “Rest and Relaxation.”

CoCo View Resort

My pictures will be posted on UnderwaterPicturesForSale.com

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NEW SALES web site.

by on Jul.21, 2011, under Buy Art Give Art, CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection

NEW Shopping Web Site

“Life Below Sea Level”
Fish, Sponges, Corals, Sea Anemone and MORE…

Prints – Showcase Prints – Canvas Wraps – Wall Clings-Calendar – Aprons – Sweatshirts – T-Shirts – Bags – Bookmarks – Buttons – Coasters – Cutting Boards – Key chains – Tags – Mugs – Magnets – Mouse pads – Greeting Cards – Postage Stamps – Fotoflots – Wall Mounts – Desk Stands

Large assortment of my new pictures can be viewed/purchased at:

Press here to ENTER Shopping Center


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Underwater Note Cards

by on May.13, 2011, under Note Cards, Underwater Note Cards

Note card of Flamingo ToungueNote cards are here. This past week I have put together a piece of the Tomanek Collection underwater pictures “Life Below Sea Level” and a few pictures from above sea level.

These underwater Note Cards are one of a kind. Showing what life really looks like below sea level. Unlike your everyday note cards these are unique underwater pictures of Fish, Corals, Sponges and boat wrecks.
NOTE CARD: is printed on A-2 glossy card (5.5W x 4.25H) when folded and comes with envelope. These cards are selling for $3 each. If you would like to purchase more than 5, please let me know.
The underwater note cards can be purchased by visiting www.TomanekCollection.com then look for the link to NOTE CARDS found near the bottom of the page. I hope you like the Tomanek Collection and please pass my link on to all your friends.
William B Tomanek

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by on Apr.11, 2011, under Tomanek Collection, William B Tomanek Travels

Currently trying to find a NEW look for www.tomanekcollection.com.

First look I am working with is made from Drupal. But I am having problems adding the add-ins. I was told this would be an easy task. But it is not as easy as wordpress.

The second plateform I am developing on is iWeb from Apple. This seems to be easy to use, but I have not figures out how to see and update the source code.



Please take a look and send me your comments.

Thanks, Will Tomanek

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Underwater Pictures For Sale

by on Feb.21, 2011, under Buy Art Give Art, Charlottesville Virginia, CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection, William B Tomanek Travels

The purple spong

The underwater pictures for sale web site was launched a little over a month ago. It really seams to me, that no one is interested in “Life Below Sea Level”.  This assortment of pictures has several species of corals and sponges that do LIVE below sea level. I have just recently started to ad fish.

This collection was put together to share with others what I have personally see with my own two eyes. A life in the underwater animal kingdom. A life trying to grow and survive. A life that may be there today, but gone tomorrow. A life underwater that is disrupted by weather changes, just like on land.

You can see from these pictures how scattered life is below sea level.

Please visit www.UnderWaterPicturesForSale.com and take home a piece of life is is slowly dying away.

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Blue Man Group

by on Dec.27, 2010, under Vacations

Went to the Blue Man Group last night at Universal Studios Florida. Unfortunately I was unable to take pictures during the show. The show itself was entertaining. Not just a musical show, but skits that interacted with the audience. The three man group did all the stage performances from playing on the drums, playing the pluming tubes to catching paint balls in their mouth then creating an awesome picture.

Will Tomanek, Tammy Tomanek and the Blue Man.

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