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Beverly Factor

Beverly Factor has traveled the globe photographing the mysterious world below the ocean’s surface. A certified Naui dive master for over 13 years, Beverly gave up the corporate life and took a chance. She followed her heart and made her dream of traveling the world to photograph exotic undersea life come true.

Boston born, Beverly Factor now lives in Laguna Beach. Her award winning work has been widely published in such magazines as National Geographic, Islands, People, Rodale’s Scuba Diving, Skin Diver, People, American Express, Aquarium Fish, Men’s Fitness, Sailing, Sierra, TV Guide, TV Week, Coast Magazine, and countless others.

Beverly was featured on FOX TV as well as Channel 6 news in interviews featuring her photographing underwater and talking about her work and what she has done to help preserve our oceans. She has traveled to over 30 countries photographing the world beneath the sea.

Beverly has also appeared in Skin Diver and Scuba Diving Magazines as one of the top professional underwater photographers in their Photo Annual issues. She is also an exhibiting artist in Laguna Beach’s prestiguous Festival of the Arts.

With her latest work featured in SEADUCTION, Beverly shows the seductive side of the underwater world through her lens in these abstract and erotic works.

Beverly  conducts underwater travel trips to exotic locations, does slide presentations and motivational talks about her work and living your dream and has just written her first children’s book, Angelee Saves the Sea. Her line of UNDER THE SEA calendars, custom prints, posters, notecards, and her latest product, The Exotic Fish Motion Lamp are available through her company, Envirovision.

Visit her website www.beverlyfactor.com or call 949-673-2555

Chris Kovaz

Chris Kovaz is the owner and founder of CK Photo Tours, and at the age of 22, is already an experienced professional photographer. His love of underwater photography gradually developed after his father, Blaise, helped get him certified as a diver at the age of 12.  After receiving a 2-mega-pixel camera and an Ikelite housing from Blaise, his career had finally begun. Throughout the early stages of his career, he had doubts of his ability as a photographer. That was all put to rest after completing his first class with Stephen Frink in 2005. After the improvements made in that short week, Chris knew photography was his future.  Chris currently shoots a Canon 1Ds MarkII with a Sea Cam housing. Chris has been diving in extravagant places such as, Belize, the Bahamas, Utila, Roatan, the Galapagos, Fiji, and the Florida Keys. Chris also shoots open water divers in their checkout dives to capture their first time experience. Besides shooting under water photography, Chris also teaches underwater photography at local camera shops to help other photographers learn what he has so far in his short career. After accomplishing what he has thus far, Chris is dead set on seeing and photographing everything he can in the underwater world in his lifetime.

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Chris Kovaz Contacts:
Phone: 239-994-0884
E-mail: [email protected]
Alternate E-mail: [email protected]

http://www.divingwithchriskovaz.com/

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Pete Nawrocky

Pete started diving in 1971 exploring the calm, balmy water off of Long Island NY. His interest in photography started in 1976. The equipment available to him was a Minolta SRT 201 in an Ikelite housing with a simarly housed Vivitar 283 flash. “I started photpgraphy to help explain to my parents why I was spending so much time in the water. Long Island NY is a great place for wreck diving and since I wasn’t traveling to the islands, I used what was available.” Pete specialized in NE wrecks and animals and coupled with his speaking ability found himself on the lecture circuit in 1983. An interest in cave diving led to photography in the same environment and eventually working for Dive Rite. His articles and photos are internationally published in a variety of media










Jeff Hawes


I started diving back in the mid 70s, while attending the University of Minnesota. It was after moving to Oregon in the mid 90s where the water was saltier and even colder, where I really became enamored with the sport. I could be found every weekend splitting time between assisting with new students, spearfishing, and underwater photography. While in the Pacific Northwest, I spent time divemastering aboard the 116-foot live-aboard Nautilus Explorer in British Columbia and expanding my underwater experiences.

Back in the corporate world, numerous opportunities for travel came with my job, and I was able to bring my dive gear around the world several times. I would always pack my dive and photo gear and as a result, I have enjoyed diving in many rather diverse locations. Sweden, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Cabo, Bonaire, The Channel Islands, Coz, and BC to name just a few. I have often been asked where my favorite diving is. Anyone that knows me will tell you that I always try to find what makes a dive site most unique and interesting and strive to enjoy the site for what it has to offer. That way, they can all be great. How can I begin to compare the wonders of the Cenotes, to the Kelp forests of the Pacific, or the massive schools of circles barracuda found in the Solomons?  Treasure them All!

With my wife looking for warmer waters, we finally settled in the Palm Beach Area of Florida and can be found photographing the extremely diverse undersea realm this area has to offer.










Nick Pearigen – Jun 07

My father got me interested in diving when I was 15 years old. Once certified, I quickly became hooked and eventually became an instructor.  Having been diving for over 14 years now, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel throughout the Caribbean and dive the South Eastern U.S. for some unforgettable diving.  My certifications include: Open Water Instructor, CPROX Instructor, Nitrox diver, Dolphin Rebreather diver & Limited Visibility diver.  I’ve more recently gotten into underwater photography and underwater video, with a few lucky shots to my name.  The thing that I enjoy the most about diving is the ability to escape the fastpaced world that we live in today.  Being underwater allows me to truly relax and enjoy life.  Some of the things that I have seen and experiencedunderwater have changed how I look at life.  I have looked over walls that drop over 5,000 feet; seen logger head turtles mate; swam with sharks and watched them feed; explored wrecks; hovered over reefs to watch its inhabitants play, the list goes on and on.  I have also had the honor of meeting Jean-Michel Cousteau, whose advise to me was to teach people to stay off of the reefs.  As memorable as these experiences have been for me, none would have been possible had I not taken the steps needed to become a certified open water diver.  So do your part and start your experiences today with your local dive facility.