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Andrew Dawson

After scuba diving for the first time in 1994, Andrew Dawson realized he had found his true passion, and has been pursuing underwater photography ever since.  He has traveled extensively to various diving hot-spots around the world, including Fiji, British Columbia, the Caribbean and Bahamas, Cocos Island, the Galapagos, Mexico, and California.

Andrew’s personal journey is fueled by his desire to educate people about marine life and issues related to our oceans.  He recognizes that at a time when marine ecosystems are under enormous threa, the worst damage being done is unseen by most of humankind.  The ability to open people’s eyes to the hidden beauty and power of the ocean is underwater photography’s greatest promise.

The primary camera system Andrew used for most of these images was a Nikon F4 in an Aquatica housing, along with Ikelite strobes.  His favorite lenses are the Nikkor 18mm/3.5 for wide-angle, and the 105mm/2.8 Macro for close-up work.  He says, “I haven’t been in a big hurry to make the switch to digital, since I had serious misgivings about the quality of the early systems.  Since DSLR’s have certainly matured into something usable now, I’m sure I’ll take the plunge in the near future, although it will mean basically building a whole new system from scratch.  And part of me will always miss the look of film…”

Andrew’s images have been featured in various scuba magazines, calendars, and websites, and are represented by SuperStock Inc.  He lives in Los Angeles, California, where he makes his living doing voice-overs and sound design for the entertainment industry.

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Jillian Morris – Jul 07

Jillian grew up on a lake in Maine and her love for water started at an early age. Snorkeling with manatees at the age of 9 solidified her desire to work with marine animals. An internship with Mote Marine Lab’s Center for Shark Research sparked her continuing exploration & research of sharks around the world.

After graduating from the University of New England with a degree in behavioral biology, she took a job as divemaster/naturalist & crew on a research vessel based in Key West. Onboard Jillian worked with National Geographic, Mote Marine Lab, Wes Pratt & Jeff Carrier, Sylvia Earl, NOAA, National Marine Sanctuaries, Dr. Samuel Gruber and REEF. It was during this time that Jillian was first introduced to underwater photography and video.

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Tony Liddicoat

Tony Liddicoat has been diving for over 44 years, and has recently published a book of his career entitled “Five Bells” Job Done.  One of the book’s typists commented, “I don’t know how you’re still alive.”

Tony pursued commercial, military, and recreational diving and his diving career has taken him all over the world. In 1981 he was named British “Diver of the Year”. The pictures below cover his time diving as a wreck excavator in Kenya, his military assignments in Germany and the Falkland Islands, as an Army diving instructor in Belize, and his commercial and recreational diving throughout Europe.

Visit his website at www.tonyliddicoat.com

You can read about his new book by clicking here.

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Valerie Lyttle

Valerie started diving in 2001 after a trip to Australia opened her eyes. After certifying in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest she never looked back, quickly taking course after course and diving week after week. She discovered a love of videography and still photography, which deeply enhanced her love of critter watching.  Now Valerie is a PADI Divemaster, DAN and EFR instructor, REEF surveyor and avid photographer/videographer. After several warm water dive trips, she still loves the cold water diving of the Pacific Northwest and the unique creatures within.

Fred Drake & Snorkel Alaska

I started diving in 1978 on a family trip to Bermuda with Dave McCleod’s Skin Diving Adventures. I was certified as an Open Water Diver in 1980 by Dave McCleod himself. While attending Humboldt State University in Northern California I majored in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Outdoor Education. At HSU I took PADI Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses. After graduating I took the PADI IDC with Ocean Enterprises in San Diego, CA. I then continued to work with the HSU SCUBA program as the Support Instructor.

In 1989 I was offered a job with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Dive In Program leading snorkeling tours at every destination. NCL sent it’s first ship, the M/S Windward, to Alaska in 1994 and cruise ship based snorkeling in Alaska was born. In 2001 I started Snorkel Alaska. The tour is offered on all the major lines visiting Alaska. The Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure has been voted the Shore Excursion of the Season for the last 6 years in a row by our guests from Princess Cruises.

In 2007 Snorkel Alaska began offering SCUBA diving tours for cold water experienced divers. The diving is at Mt. Point is to be considered advanced with access to deep water and strong currents. Dives can be booked directly with Snorkel Alaska but snorkeling must be booked through your cruise line.

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