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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  • Stop Sea Turtles Slaughter

    End the Slaughter of Sea Turtles in Bali!

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    A few weeks ago SOS-Seaturtles launched a petition to have the turtles slaughter stopped in Bali. This petition is still active and you can still sign it. Pro-Fauna Indonesia and SOS-Sea Turtles have brought the 25,000 signatures from this last petition to the Governor of Bali, …

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  • Divers Almost Swallowed By Whales

    Divers Almost Swallowed By Whales

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    While watching at whales in the water in Souza Rock on the Central California Coast, two divers were almost been swallowed by humpback whales surfacing with their mouth widely opened to swallow a shoal of fishes. I’m not sure the whales would have mistaken, but yet, …

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  • Seaworld Denounces Blackfish

    SeaWorld Denounces ‘Blackfish’ Movie

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    SeaWorld denounced the new “Blackfish” documentary which explains how, back in 2010, the Orlando marine park’s orca “Tilikum” killed his trainer, Dawn Brancheau. Seaworld says the the film is “inaccurate and misleading”. This has sparked much more media attention to the movie and advertized it for …

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  • Whale Sharks Under Threat

    Whale Sharks Under Threat

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    Whale sharks population is declining very fast. They are in extremely high risk of extinction. There might not be even one of them in 100 years if nothing is done by then. See this very short but important clip to get more information. Filmed by …

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  • Great White Scares Spear Fisherman

    Great White Scares Spear Fisherman

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    This spear fisherman free-diver almost got an earth attack when he found himself facing a great white shark as he was spear-fishing off the shores of South Africa. It a new evidence that sharks including the one known as the “most dangerous”, the great white, …

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  • Whale Sharks Manta And Mobula Rays

    Whale Sharks, Manta and Mobula Rays in One Shoot

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    Here’s an uncut footage done by Eli Martinez, Shark Diver Magazine’s chief editor, on Day 4 of Whale Shark Diving Expedition 2013. This stunning footage shows a ballet of whale sharks, manta rays and mobula rays all together in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s truly amazing!!!

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  • Mexican Sardine Run

    Mexican Sardine Run

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    Pelagic Life shows that Sardine Run is not only in Souths Africa. There is another very cool one happening off the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. A great action video filmed and edited by Jero Prieto.

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  • Great White Pup Caught By Fishermen

    Great White Pup Caught Alive by Fishermen off the Aegean Coast of Turkey

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    It’s a nice story of a female pup white shark, from a species originally living around Australia, which was caught alive in fishermen’s nets in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey. The fishermen have contacted marine biologists who have released the great white …

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  • Sea Turtle Falls In Love With Diver

    Fatal Attraction – A Sea Turtle Falls in Love with a Professional Diver

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    Amazing how this sea-turtle didn’t want to leave this working diver. Did it think it was another turtle? Did it was especially “hot”? Clip by Douglas Argenton.

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  • Family Rescues 30 Sharks On Beach

    A Family Rescues 30 Sharks on the Beach in Ireland

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    30 stranded sharks were rescued by Jeff Williams and his family in Dublin, Ireland. The family removed the sharks from a pool on the beach which was drying out rapidly, then they brought them back to the sea where they could all swim away.

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