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
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.
DIVING IN DEPTH TAGS
- tony liddicoat
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.
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
Bob Hahn started diving in 2003. He has logged over 175 dives in this short time in such places as Aruba, Bonaire, St Maarten, the Florida Keys, North Carolina, and his home area, Dutch Springs, in Pennsylvania. He is currently working on his Divemaster certification. Bob started his professional photography business in 1972 first working as a photojournalist and later specializing in corporate and industrial photography. He then combined his love of photography with computers to start a consulting business in 1990. He teaches a digital photography course for underwater photographs at The Scuba Tank in Bethlehem, PA, Flordia, and the Caribbean. He uses Canon 20D cameras and several lenses in a Ikelite housing with Ikelite strobes.