Matt Draper (mattdraper) Originally from New Zealand, I now reside in the small beach side community of Byron Bay, Australia. With an interest in photojournalism and ocean imagery, photography has allowed me to travel to remote areas of the world-documenting subjects for the purpose of education and positive change for the environment. I started practising underwater photography in 2014 and ever since have tried to use my photographs as a way to spread awareness about environmental issues as well as foster love for the ocean by replacing fear with fascination. I do enjoy to scuba dive, but all my images are taking while free diving under natural light. Matty.
Maus Rashad (Maus) Dive Master, and underwater Photographer, Trying to bring my underwater journey through my camera camera lens.
Melissa Miller (melissamaja) I’m a Swedish American who grew up with nature’s tranquility at my doorstep. One day I decided to travel, to see the world – and have done so ever since. My curiosity, desire for adventure and love for all that mother nature has created, took me around the world on an unforgettable journey with both highs and lows. After about 7 years abroad, I decided to move to Sweden. In Sweden I educate myself to a Mountain and Adventure Leader. My days consisted of mountain hikes, climbing, rafting, skiing, ATV driving, diving, safety and rescue work and much much more. Today I’m trying to find a balance between an adventurous crazy life and a life back home. Let’s see how that goes! From time to time I also work as a model, and recently I educated myself to a stuntwoman. Why not, right? My latest Adventures was the Swedish edition of Survivor (Robinson 2015) in Cambodia, and after that work for Strix Television in the Philippines.
Mike Veitch (MikeVeitch) Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Mike is an award winning photo journalist, expedition leader, and underwater photography instructor who has been working in the dive industry since the late 90s. Mike has lived and worked in many of the top diving destinations in the world including Palau, Yap, French Polynesia, and the Lembeh Strait. He is currently based in Bali, Indonesia where he teaches underwater photography through his company The Underwater Tribe. PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor
Polly Philipson (Polly) Polly is a published writer, underwater photographer and PADI Master Instructor. Specialising in Caribbean marine creature and coral identification, she currently resides in the Lesser Antilles. Previously a cold water UK diver, she now delights in diving the tropical islands throughout the Caribbean. Polly seamlessly blends her passion for scuba diving, and interest in marine identification, with her exemplary talent at capturing underwater experiences in the written form. PADI Master Instructor
Rafi Amar (rafiamar) Hi, my name is Rafi. And I enjoy the beautiful nature in the world of photography in all its forms. Especially under water .. Thanks to all who watched and pointed to my work., And thanks to all the photographers who share their wonderful pictures :-)
Rico Besserdich (Aquatic) Photographer since 1978, diver since 1997. Aquatic photographer since 2001. International Director of Underwater Photography Department at DIWA, Diving Instructor World Association. Member of the Ocean Artists Society. Professional uw photographer for quite some years. Dive instructor since 1999, now course director. CMAS Three Star Instructor
Rob Haff (sdwellers) Scuba Instructor in Key Largo, Florida Keys with a Dive Center Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo.