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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    Whales : “Broken Lives”…if they live, we live

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    A strong production by Sharkman Video showing the whales cruelly tortured and killed by humans and the people defending them while risking their own lives. Japan has argued for years that they hunt whales for “research” only and that the 20.000 whales which have died …

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  • Finding Atlantis

    Finding Atlantis

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    This documentary, produced by National Geographic, follows a team looking after the legend of the lost city of Atlantis, which, if we believe some theories. was located in Southwestern Spain.

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  • Great Tiger Shark Eating A Smaller Shark

    Great Tiger Shark Eating a Smaller Shark

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    This clip of a great tiger shark trying to swallow a smaller shark was published last year. Not sure about the autor’s name (iancrd123 in Youtube). The clip is really impressing, even though it’s quite far away during part of the action, but still all …

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  • Diver Rescues Puffer Fish From Hook

    Diver Rescues a Puffer Fish From Hook

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    This brave diver saw a puffer fish with a hook caught in its mouth. He decided to help the poor fish out and removed it. Nice ending story!

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  • 300 Stingrays Washed Up On Mexican Beach

    Mystery as 300 stingrays are found washed up on a Mexican Beach

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    Mexican authorities are investigating the deaths of approximately 300 stingrays found washed up on a beach on coast of the state of Veracruz. A food vendor, Adriana Loredo, said she saw fishermen dumping the rays from their nets onto the beach.

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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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