Pink dolphins in the Rio Negro, Amazonas
Wedding dresses underwater photo production
Mantarays at the manta cleaning station, Maldives
Blue-spotted stingray - Red Sea
Anemone near Male Atol, Maldives
Nemo33 deepest diving pool, Brussels, Belgium
DIving Fernando de Noronha
Stingray in the underwater Fernando de Noronha
Diving the Dead Sea
Sealion in the Galapagos Islands
Huli people in Papua New Guinea during a dive travel
Arctic Diving in Lofoten Islands, Norway

Welcome to the Michel Braunstein Underwater Photography website and blog. It was built in the spirit of providing the most explicit dive destination information and various other news. This site includes many pictures, articles, interactive maps, the most amazing videos coming from all over and additional exciting contents.



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Noa’s UW Shoot

This is the movie showing the making-of the singer Noa (Achinoam Nini) underwater photo shoot for her new album “Love Medicine”

Noa’s UW Session

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Diving the Dead Sea

Yes, it’s possible to dive the Dead Sea! Read about it and see here some rare underwater pictures of the saltiest sea and also the deepest place in the world

Diving the Dead Sea

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Nemo33 Diving Pool

What a great idea to allow to dive in swimming suit in the freezing Brussels. That’s possible in Nemo33, the deepest diving pool ever

Nemo33 Deepest Pool

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UW Photo Gear & Tips

This new section includes info on underwater photo equipment and photo tips from the field

UW Photo Gear & Tips

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  • Safely Push Away An Aggressive Shark

    How to Safely Push Away an Aggressive Shark

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    Shark Diver Magazine editor, Eli Martinez, who’s well known as shark addict and specialist, shares, for educational purposes only, what to do if you are in front of an aggressive shark. This should NOT be tried, but only kept in your brain as a last resort …

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    My Flashes, Sync Cables and Flash Arms for Underwater Photography

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    Picture above: Housing with two Ikelite DS125 strobes, Ikelite Sync Cords and arms divided in two 8″ sections. I began using Nikonos SB105 (previously SB103) strobes which were wonderful, but not strong nor fast enough for me. I replaced them with two Ikelite DS-125 (the …

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  • True Facts About The Mantis Shrimp

    True Facts About The Mantis Shrimp

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    The fascinating mantis shrimp filmed by ZeFranck1 in his habitat and in an aquarium during its daily live. We can see it attacking preys, eating, using its arms as tools and more…

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  • Lenses for Underwater Photography

    My Lenses for Underwater Photography

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    The lenses used for underwater are mainly wide-angle and macro, because we always need to be as close as possible to the subject to reduce the water filter between us. There is no use of any kind of telephoto lens underwater. Lenses on the picture …

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  • Dive Palau In 60 Seconds

    Dive Palau in 60 seconds

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    In its now famous “60 seconds” videos series, Scubazoo has now released a nice 60 seconds clip showing Palau’s most popular dive sites. For those of you whou dived in Palau, it will bring you back some nice memories. For those who didn’t go yet, …

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    My Underwater Camera Housing

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    When choosing the camera it’s important to understand that the housing is an investment you will have for years.  It’s the most expensive part of your rig.  The housing will be adapted only to the model of camera you own.  Go for one which you …

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  • NikonD300

    My DSLR Camera for Underwater Photography

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    Second part of the Underwater Photography Gear series. After having used the legendary Nikonos V underwater film camera for many years, the digital revolution finally pushed me to replace my old equipment with pixel makers which would make my life much easier. In the past …

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  • James Bond Submarine Car from the movie "The spy who loved me"

    James Bond’s Submarine Car Sold

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    James Bond’s “Lotus Esprit” car used in “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 was sold on Monday in London at an auction sale. Its price reach 860.000 dollars (US). This vehicle was converted into a submarine in a cult scene of Ian Fleming’s hero …

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  • Husband and bride go for a wedding underwater

    Underwater Wedding Experience

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    Vicky and Vadim have decided to live a great experience and to show to the guests at their wedding some images of themselves which would be quite different from the standard pictures usually showed at this kind of event. They decided to jump into the …

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  • With my camera vhile diving in Papua New Guinea

    My Underwater Photography Equipment

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    This post is the first (and the intro) of a series related to my underwater camera equipment and some more tips about underwater photography. So read it and come back soon to see the next posts. You may also follow me on Facebook or on …

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