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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    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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    Photo session with naked model at Jellyfish Lake in Palau

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    It’s always nice to see Todd Essick during a nude model shooting session. This session happened in 2009 while the model was  swimming at the famous Jellyfish Lake in Palau. For info, jellifish are not harmful as they don’t have any predators to fear in the lake.  Underwater fine art photographer …

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    Phantom Springs Cave Expedition 2013

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    By Liquid Productions, LLC Phantom Springs cave are located in the desert of Texas. It’s known as the deepest natural underwater cave system in the USA as exploration divers have dived up to 462ft/140.8m making a record of it!  It’s a closed site and only divers with special scientific permit are allowed …

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    Underwater photographer, Jason Isley, mixes toy figures with fish in surreal underwater scenes

    Underwater photographer Jason Isley imagine some fun art pictures. After having practiced underwater photography for long and on many kinds of subjects, Jason Isley, originally from the UK, had the brilliant idea of creating surrealistic scenes by joining human figures to underwater life. Isley is …

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    Speared by a marlin

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    This is not a new (Fall 2008) but spectacular footage showing school of striped marlins attacking a shoal of sardines off Baja California, Mexico. Sardines are crunched or speared by the marlins while whales are swallowing a huge quantity of fish and sealions, which also …

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    Sperm whales adopt deformed dolphin

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    Another stirring story about dolphins filmed by Alexander Wilson (Official clip). This deformed dolphin has been adopted, around the Açores, by a shoal of whales which has understood it was endangered. What a nice solidarity example between different species.   See also the last stories: Dolphin seeking for help from …

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