I have been diving and doing underwater photography for over 30 years. Living in southeast Florida provides year-round access to great diving locations.
My favorite type of photography is macro, where half the challenge is finding the small, unusual subjects. For the past few years I have been focusing on black water dives, going approximately five miles off the coast and doing a night drift dive close to the Gulf Stream. It is fascinating to find and photograph the animals that migrate vertically from the deep every night to feed, then identify and learn more about them. I have also traveled to Indonesia and the Philippines to participate in black water dives in the Pacific Ocean.
I am currently using a Nikon D500 and 60mm lens in a Nauticam housing with two Inon Z-240 strobes, then I add a third strobe and two focus lights for the black water dives.