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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  • Save The Arctic From Shell

    Save the Arctic from Shell

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    This is an animated clip published by Greenpeace showing the hard reality of what’s happening in the Arctic, with the oil platforms construction by Shell and Russia. These platforms are the biggest threat to the ice cap and the wildlife. Shell is due to begin exploratory …

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  • Sos Seaturtles

    SOS-Seaturtles Dramatic Images

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    SOS-Seaturtles is an NGO dedicated to marine turtles protection, led by the famous legendary underwater photographer, Kurt Amsler. Bali’s inhabitants slaughter sea turtles more than any populations across the planet. These species are endangered and close to extinction. It’s necessary to the local Government’s law …

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  • Losing Nemo

    Losing Nemo

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    It’s well known that oceans aren’t going that well. ‘Losing Nemo’ is a six-minute, 3D-animated film making the point on the state of the oceans. PLEASE SHARE IT!!! Full list of credits The Black Fish Mister Lee

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  • The Underwater Realm

    The Underwater Realm

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    The Underwater Realm is an independent film project covering five short films of approximately five minutes long each, all shot in 2012 and released on YouTube last December. Each one of the movies is set at a different period of human history beginning in 149 BC then …

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  • Piranhas Are Eating Scuba Diver

    HELP! Piranhas are eating the scuba diver!

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    Passers-by people have been asked to hold a line to a scuba diver. During the dive, someone put a sign warning of piranhas. They pull the line rapidly but only a skeleton with no flesh comes back. A presentation of JustForLaughsTV.

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  • Sinking And Dive Hermenegildo Capelo

    The Sinking and the First Dive on The Hermenegildo Capelo Frigate

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    Scuttling of the Hermenegildo Capelo Frigate video by Ocean Revival. The sinking took two minutes and eight seconds, on a beautiful day off the coast of Algarve in Portugal.   The first dive on the Frigate happened one hour after the scuttling.   17 GoPros were set up …

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  • Havavim Underwater Harlem Shake

    HaVavim Underwater Harlem Shake

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    In order to celebrate the end of 6 years together, Bartov School kids finishing the 6th grade gathered to dance Harlem Shake underwater. Footage and editing by Michel Braunstein. Shooted with GoPro Hero3.

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  • Confessions Of An Eco Terrorist

    Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist – Trailer

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    Official Trailer for Sea Shepherd’s Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist movie (with French subtitles).   Paul Watson on “eco-terrorism” Paul Watson, creator of “Sea Shepherd” explains how his animal activists NGO labeled “terrorist” actually helped the animals cause.

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  • South African Scientists Develop Shark Safe Barrier

    South African Scientists develop Shark Safe Barrier

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    Scientists at Cape Town’s University of Stellenbosch, have developed a shark safe barrier, helping to preserve the so important predator for the oceans health.   Sharksafe barrier with great white shark (by Craig O’Connell)

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  • Great White Sharks In Gansbaai

    Great White Sharks in Gansbaai – South Africa

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    A fascinating documentary on Great White sharks identification and monitoring in Gansbaai, South Africa, by Dyer Island Conservation Trust. For info, the great white is a protected species in South Africa since 1991.      

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