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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  • 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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    Diving the Dead Sea

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    This article was completely rewritten. More information and schema were added for a better understanding. The first version was published in June 2012. Here’s the newly completed Dead Sea diving experience and facts photo-article. After having dived in plenty of spots around the world, I …

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  • Mana Kai Spirit Of The Ocean

    Mana Kai – Spirit of the Ocean

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    Mana Kai  means “Spirit of the Ocean” in the Hawaiian language. This clip explores the relationship between human beings and ocean. It also shows how dangerous is the plastic pollution in the seas.   Making of Mana Kai including behind the scenes.

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  • Blackfish Trailer

    Blackfish Trailer

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    Blackfish is a new movie telling about Tilikum, a performing orca that killed a few people while in captivity. Film director and producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite mixes stunning footage and interviews to help understanding the killer whale’s nature and the species’ cruel treatment in captivity and …

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  • Topless Bikini Girl Shark Attack Prank

    Topless Bikini Girl Shark Attack Prank

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    A blonde girl has lost her bikini top in the water, and asks from men to jump into the water and get it for her. But a shark fin appears all of a sudden and they are less happy as they are hurrying back to …

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  • Mako Shark Attack

    Mako Shark Attack

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    An impressive clip of mako shark catching dredged fish, shot by PelagicView dredges out of Ocean City with GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera, MD, USA, while trolling between 6 and 7knots.

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  • The Marine Big Five South Africa

    The Marine Big Five – South Africa

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    By Candice Lombard – Gansbaai Explore Community Manager   When visiting Africa, seeing the Big Five is always at the top of everyone’s list and often the number one reason why most travellers venture to our unforgettable and untamed continent. But heading towards the southern …

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    Dead Sea Diving in Diver Mag (Canada) – June-July 2013

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    My complete Dead Sea Diving photo-article has been published in the June-July 2013 issue of Canadian “Diver Magazine” and here’s the Dead Sea article on Diver Mag’s website.  

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  • Diving With Sharks On Top Billing

    Diving with sharks on Top Billing – South Africa

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    Last week, South Africa TV Top Billing Show’s presenter, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, was invited by Lesley Rochat, the shark warrior, to dive with 40 blacktip sharks. Andrew Cooper is also shown painting Lesley during one of her dives in bikini with a tiger shark.

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