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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    SharkTalks – David Doubilet – “Photography: The Language of Conservation”

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    David Doubilet, one of the pioneers of modern underwater photography and the most well known in the profession, held the first talk out of eight in an interdisciplinary symposium on shark and marine conservation, organized by the Shark Stanley team from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies, last February 15th. This …

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    Dolphins illegal fishing in Sri Lanka

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    Poachers have been caught while illegally fishing dolphins in Sri Lanka. Marine life is under threat and it’s affecting one of the biggest tourist attraction in the region. It’s also modifying the country’s population livehood. Minelle Fernandez from Al Jazeera is reporting from Kalpitiya, in northwest Sri Lanka.

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    Mantas Last Dance

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    A beautiful clip featuring model Hannah Fraser and manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii. Film Director (EPK) Shawn Heinrichs has created this piece of art to make the people aware about the manta rays in danger of extinction. An manta first glides gracefully from …

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    Eel Bites Off Diver’s Thumb – What NOT to do underwater

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    Some divers are really stupid and touch/provoke the underwater life. In the following clip you can see a moray eel biting off a thumb from an unfortunate diver who provoked the animal. His thumb was replaced with a toe. He got his lesson, which is right for all the …

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    Freediving with Humpbacks

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    The clip showing dive instructor Claudio Bonato free-diving with humpback whales is soul-stirring. The diver is swimming slowly with the whales together with a mesmerizing music and makes me think, why him and not me….? The clip was filmed by Adil Schindler from Germany while on …

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    UGA Men’s Swim & Dive Harlem Shake

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    The now well known “Harlem Shake” has been realized underwater at University of Georgia (USA).  Isn’t it cool? For those who are less familiar with the shake, it’s quite short. Someone is dancing alone with a helmet on his head, while the other people stay still. After 10-20 seconds, everyone …

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    Pink Pygmy Seahorse filmed

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    Website Liquidguru.com has realized a splendid footage of Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorses. The images were filmed in the now famous Lembeh Straights in Indonesia where they first have been discovered. They can be seen in the “Gold” triangle joining Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and South of Philippines.. Pygmy Seahorses …

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    GoPro: A Blonde and a Great White Shark

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    This is not a new joke on blondes, it’s a new GoPro clip featuring an audacious blonde young lady free-diving together with a great white shark and even letting it drag her by catching its dorsal fin. The blonde woman is Ocean Ramsey, a well known free-diver who had …

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    Special Appeal From Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd – Please Share!

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    Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd organization need your help!  Please sign the two petitions explained by Paul in the clip here under. One is mostly important to protect the illegaly hunted whales  and  the second one to allow Paul Watson to get back home.  Anyone in the world can sign and make a …

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    New Surrealistic Underwater Scenes to Fight Pollution

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    After his first brilliant set of surrealistic underwater pictures, professional photographer Jason Isley co-founder of Scubazoo.com, has now imagined to use his art for a good cause, to fight the pollution and other fishing excesses. He went to dive the Malaysian Sea armed with his camera …

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