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
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
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
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
Martin Spragg (diversittee) Martin Spragg, originally from the UK has lived in Belize, Central America, for the last 19 years. He has always had a love for nature particularly the Ocean. His passion for photography was reawakened 10 years ago with the rapid development of digital photography and he has linked this to scuba diving, his other passion, to become an accomplished underwater photographer. His photos have been published in international and national magazines.
Henry Jager (HenryJager) Henry Jager is a passionate underwater and wildlife photographer with an incredible sense for an unexpected view on the subjects. In 2012, he has been awarded "Grand Master of Underwaterphotography" at "www.underwaterphotography.com". He won gold medal at the world biggest fotosalon, the "Trierenberger Super Circuit" 2011 cat. "Nature" with his Sardines Tornado, was finalist at "The Open" 2012 and achieved recognitions by "National Geographic" Germany and International. www.conartix-photo.ch PADI Deep 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.
Christian Skauge (ScubaSapiens) PADI Rescue Diver
RUSTEM KHAMITOV (rustkham) love sea, diving and my family. made everyone diver and all of us are enjoying it PADI Deep Diver