Madelein Wolfaardt (SealifeMadeleinwolf) I am a photographer living in Cape Town, South Africa. We have beautiful colorful reefs here and of course the magnificent kelp forests. I love to travel. I have a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and all the creatures there in. I am a Nudibranch fan and my favorite marine mammal is the dolphin (cliche I know). I love to explore with my dive buddy who is also my husband an ex navy diver. We love to raise awareness with my underwater images, getting more people to fall in love with the ocean. You protect what you love. SSI Navigation
Magnus (MagnusLarsson) Swedish diveinstuctor gone underwater photographer living in Koh Lanta, Thailand. I love studying the behavior of animals, they measuring you, you measuring them, trying to figure out how to earn their trust to get close, letting them continue with their natural behavior. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Mairead Doyle (mairead) I’ve been blogging since I received my very own domain name for my birthday back in 2003, and I've been diving since 2001. I'm a bit of a fair-weather diver, preferring tropical waters above anything else, but I have dived the north Atlantic and a very chilly Port Philip Bay in Melbourne, Australia. I even got dry-suit certified and my goal is to dive in the Shetland Islands. I hope you enjoy my blog posts.
Marcelo Johan Ogata (bugDreamer) Addicted to underwater macro photography! follow me on isntagram at _bugDreamer_ PADI Divemaster
Martin Hess (scubamedia) Addiction to IT, love nature and science, enthusiastic scuba diver - for me this is not contradictorily but my passions which I materialized on my homepage about underwater videography - www.scubamedia.de Maxim - You can not dive at each and every dive site but you can try PADI Open Water Diver
Matias Alexandro (underwater_matias) Shark lover Island Hopper. Based in Ibiza
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
Most of our customers leave with not only a mask, but snorkels to go with it. I thought it would be great to share a few things to look out for when shopping for masks and snorkels. I’ll talk about masks in this blog, and follow up with information about snorkels in the next one.