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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  • Making Of Underwater Fashion Photo Set

    Making-of Underwater Fashion Photo Set by Pascal Baril

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    This photo set was organized by Pascal Baril at the deepest diving pool, Nemo33 in Brussels, Belgium, for Soon International Magazine. The production features two female models Zohra, Léna and the free-diving champion, Guillaume Nery.

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    Finding Yourself – Making of a Picture

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    Underwater photographer, Christian Vizl during the making of a picture taken in a cenote in Mexico, with local woman free diver champion.

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  • When Mantas Dance

    When Mantas Dance

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    Here’s some amazing footage of the mantas of Yap in Micronesia by Mark Thorpe. This collection of footage clips was realized during the three and a half years that he lived on the island.

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    Mola Mola by Pelagic Life

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    While on their “Call of the Shark” project expedition, Pelagic Life had the chance to meet a Mola Mola in the open ocean. The Sun Fish remained with them over 30 minutes.

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    Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel

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    Seth Casteel is an award-winning underwater photographer who has been featured in the largest magazines accros the world. When talking about underwater photography, you usually think at wrecks, fishes, dolphins, sharks and more. Casteel does not look for any of these subjects at all. He’s photographying only dogs while …

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    Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands – TEDTalks

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    Paul Nicklen shares with us his passionate stories of the polar wonderlands at TEDTalks. All is illustrated by splendid images of the animals who live above and below the ice.

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    Night Diving with Manta Rays

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    In this clip, UnderH2O shows manta rays with all their grace during night dives off the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The manta rays are coming to the area in search of giant mouthfuls of plankton which they scoop up as they spin …

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    Weightless Playgrounds – by Jacques de Vos

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    Jacques de Vos, professional free-diver and photographer, shooted this beautiful footage for Alchemy and Blue Immersion. The video was shot Canon 7D housed by Ikelite. The footage was shot on a single breath freediving.

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    Dance with the Ocean

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    Free-diving world champion, Pierre Frolla, danses at 30 meters deep in one breath. Footage shooted in Egypt and in South Africa by Jérôme Espla from Poisson-Lune Production

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    Great White Shark 3D movie – Official Trailer

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    New Great White Shark 3D movie official trailer, from the makers of Wild Ocean and The Last Reef. Misunderstood and feared for long, especially since the movie “Jaws”, the Great White Shark has an important role at the top of the oceanic food chain. This movie is …

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