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 gets new Artificial Flippers after Shark Attack

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    A Sea turtle that has lost its front flippers due to shark attack has been found in Japanese fisherman’s net in the mid 2008.  The turtle was sent to the Suma Aqualife Park which took care of it. The Park has developed artificial  flippers with advances Japanese technology. It’s the first time a turtle with …

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    Humpback Whales Hunting Together

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    School of humpback whales hunting together by driving fish to the surface where they have no way to escape.

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    Ghost from the Deep: The Giant Squid – First footage alive in a French Documentary

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    The French TV channel “Arte” has broadcasted on January 10th, 2013 this documentary showing the first giant squid ever been seen alive in its own environment. The research team included 35 scientists from 11 countries and was led by Japanese specialist, Professor Tsunemi Kubodera. The …

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    The Mermaid of Grand Cayman

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    The Mermaid Amphitrite is a 9 foot/2.75 meter tall bronze statue carved by the Canadian sculptor Simon Morris and stands at a depth of 55 feet/17 meters in Grand Cayman. Underwater cameraman Frans de Backer had the great idea to create this artistic clip by making the nice mermaid …

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    Phototeam.Pro – Extreme Underwater Photography Projects

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    When journalists asked Marilyn Monroe in 1952, “What do you wear when you go to bed?” she answered “Five drops of Chanel No 5”. Natalia Avseenko is another beautiful woman who wears approximately the same outfit as Marilyn did, but only when she’s going to …

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    Dancing with Sharks

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    This documentary realized by Jérôme Espla in 2009 on free-divers with sharks is in French and really worth to be seen, even if you don’t understand. Images are outstanding and the message is clear. Five lethal shark attacks per year in the entire world, while hundred millions of …

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    Whales Give Dolphins a Lift

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    Scientists in Hawai, watched dolphins very close to the heads of whales. The whales lifted the dolphins up and out of the water. The two species seemed to cooperate in the activity, and did not show any signs of aggression or distress.  In Hawaiian waters, whales and dolphins often interact, but such …

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    Dolphins form life raft to help dying friend

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    A group of dolphins created a living “raft” to help keep a dying dolphin afloat  in the East Sea, South Korea. Eventually the dolphin they where trying to help passed away. It’s the first time that kind of situation showing dolphins working together as a team trying to save one …

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  • Meeting the Coelacanth, a living fossil

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    Divers off the coast of South Africa came face to face with a “Living Fossil”, the Coelacanth (from Latin Cœlacanthus “hollow spine”). This 400 million years old species was thought to have disappeared 65 million of years ago but it has been discovered alive in 1938. The discovery shook the scientific …

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  • SOme members of La Calypso Team including Pierre Martin Laval

    La Calypso’s Doctor Passed Away

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    Denis Martin-Laval (far right on the picture), was for long the doctor aboard Jacques Cousteau’s famous “La Calypso” ship. He passed away at the age of 82 years. He attended many missions alongside the Cousteau team and participated in the shooting of the documentary “The …

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