Bryan Swanson (SubmergedPhotography) As a biologist and underwater photographer of over 14 years my true love is bringing the beauty of sea life to the eyes of everyone. I have photographed reef systems all over the world and have seen first hand why marine conservation is extremely important. Overfishing and pollution from runoff are just a couple examples of human impact destroying marine ecosystems. I believe we can stop this destruction through education and bringing local governments around the world to focus on marine conservation. I hope my pictures help with educating and influencing a love for marine life. My fiancé Jen and I are traveling to the Philippines in May for our Honeymoon and can't wait for some amazing diving.
Chris Paparo (FishGuyPhotos) Born and raised on Long Island (New York), I have been exploring the wilds of the island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, I enjoy bringing public awareness to the diverse wildlife that calls the island home. My passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led me to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton and I currently manage the new Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University. In addition to freelance writing for several fishing and wildlife related publications, I currently writes the monthly Naturalist’s Logbook column for the NY/NJ edition of On The Water Magazine. Although my work tends to focus on marine life, everything in the natural world is fair game. Follow @fishguyphotos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or by visiting my website at www.fishguyphotos.com
Christian Skauge (ScubaSapiens) PADI Rescue Diver
Dariush Shemtoob (fotonji) A self taught photographer, I always seeks out new terrain where animals and nature abound. An avid scuba diver and motorcycle rider, I have been documenting my experiences for more than twenty years learning how fragile life is and developing a profound respect for all living systems. Convinced that no mind is ever open enough, I travel as much as I can and try to stay open to new ways of seeing.
David Antoja (davidantoja) Scuba instructor and underwater photographer. My images are specially focused for conservation and protection of the Mediterranean sea. CMAS One Star Instructor
Divepanthers (Divepanthers) Recreational divers from the far north of Europa. Always diving in warm waters and doing 2-3 dive trips a year. Hobby underwater photographers. Favorite destination is Indonesia.
Ellen Cuylaerts (EllenC) Ellen Cuylaerts relocated from Belgium to the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman in 2009. She studied history in Antwerp and got her master in modern history and education. She homeschools her 2 gifted teenagers and decided to take up scuba diving in June 2011. Soon she took up her childhood dream: photography. She decided to use the skills she learned to spread the awareness and contribute to the conservation and preservation of the fragile marine environment. PADI Master Scuba Diver
Faridzul Farin Farid (AliSh) PADI Night Diver
This reef is beautiful and easily accessible. Although one is not supposed to get within 300 feet of the pier, the reef begins halfway up the pier and within a few hundred feet from it. There are many different fish here, rays, sponges, and coral. There is another line of reef within 100 feet of the first line of reef where I have spotted a nurse shark. It is my understanding that there is another site at a substantial distance from the shore.