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Some people might say the key to taking good underwater pics lies in technology. However, state-of-the-art cameras, powerful flashes, and professional lenses are a lure that diverts attention away from the true artists: the divers who took them.
Underwater pics have a soul or not, depending on the person who takes them. The diver must think, frame, and execute them in the blink of an eye.
Through them, we discover the photographer’s love for diving. We know how comfortable he is underwater, even when carrying heavy photographic equipment, and, above all, we can guess the diver’s nostalgia looking at it again in the future.
Bellow, you can find some of these underwater pics, from David, Rob, James, and many other friends’ underwater shot selections. They took these photographs diving with Dressel Divers in 2021, and they wanted to share them with all of us. This article is to say thank you.
We have subdivided the underwater photographs into 3 categories: Fauna & flora underwater pics, underwater pics of wrecks, and funny underwater portraits.
Fauna and Flora Underwater Pics
James Szuch sent us his shots taken while diving in Jamaica.
During James’ excursion to the Montego Bay Marine Park, he had the opportunity to take amazing underwater pics of the rich Jamaican fauna: scorpionfish, several species of balloon fish, and even the famous Jamaican snakefish were in the collection.
However, this seahorse stole the hearts of all of us and those who saw it on Dressel Divers’ social media.
You can see all James’ underwater pics posted here.
Rarely someone gets such an expressive and perfect damsel of the sea close-up. These lively and fast young ladies are often very territorial and do not hesitate to defend themselves. They have a lot of character.
However, Adrian Leu did not let himself get frightened, pulled the trigger, and took this snapshot in Cozumel. Shortly after, in May, he sent it to Dressel Divers’ editorial staff among a magnificent collection of underwater pics.Thank you, Adrian! For your great pictures and for trusting Dressel Divers with your diving vacations. If you want to see more Adrian’s underwater pics, visit our Facebook page.
František Štolfa welcomed 2021 with a diving trip in the Dominican Republic. On his return, he sent us a treasure, this Bayahibe underwater pics collection. We have chosen this green turtle among all the pictures he sent us because it is a true beauty, isn’t it?
At Dressel Divers Bayahibe, we offer dives on local reefs, in paradisiacal islands, and national parks. There are many diving options, and all of them exceed expectations. Diving in Bayahibe will leave you pleasantly surprised. Do you want to check it out? Contact us, and take a look to Fran’s underwater pics on Facebook.
In May, Rob Rogers took our breath away with this underwater pic taken in Cozumel. Rob was able to photograph up to 4 species of fish and multiple types of coral while drift diving on the Mexican island reefs. In the picture we see:
– a French angelfish;
– a grey angelfish:
– a busy hawksbill turtle;
– and a clueless princess parrotfish.
How many fish have you been able to photograph on a diving trip with Dressel Divers?
You can email the photos to us at email@example.com, and we will post them on our social networks, as we did with Mr. Rogers’ underwater pics.
St George helm by Patrick F Kealey
Every Tuesday from our Bayahibe dive center, we visit the two wrecks you can see in the pictures. Do you want to see them in person? Contact us!
Atlantic Princess by A.C. Frieden
The Atlantic Princess wreck is near Bayahibe and reaches 12m/39ft deep. It is perfect for diving and photography enthusiasts.
St George Detail by Patrick F Kealey
This wreck its hull rests at 44 m / 144 ft deep waiting for diver’s visit.
You can see more photos by Patrick F Kealey at this link.
Funny Underwater Portraits
Taking an underwater portrait is not easy. In addition to the photographer’s skills, the model has a lot to add to the underwater pic as well. As a general guideline, the proper underwater portrait should have hardly any bubbles covering the face, and the eyes should be visible.
Even the regulator can’t hide that smile
It is also a Patrick F Kealey’s pic.
There are people who, when they can’t use words, come up with subtitles. This smile is it and expresses joy.
The wildest shark in the Caribbean
Rob Rogers was diving in Cozumel, when our PADI instructor, Lucas, transformed into a shark. The result was this fun underwater pic.
Maria enjoys diving like a child
This David Egidio’s pic show Mariah.
We love her mischievous look and her pigtails. Do you know what Maria’s hand signals means?
You have already seen the 10 best underwater pics taken by Dressel Divers guests. Thank you all for them! Do you want us to publish yours? Email your underwater pics at firstname.lastname@example.org