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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  • Dozens Of Pilot Whales Beached In Florida National Park

    Dozens of Pilot Whales Beached in Florida National Park

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    Around 30 whales were beached in the Everglades National Park in southwest Florida. Rangers attempted to keep the animals stable until the tide rose enough to allow them to return to sea. Of the ten members of the pod stranded on shore, four had died, …

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  • French Polynesia Below The Surface

    French Polynesia Below the Surface

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    Paul Cangemi has nicely put together a collection of footage shot during his dives in French Polynesia. The short clip gives a good idea of all that can be seen there. Only wide-angle subjects and in large quantity, worst to see! I can’t wait to …

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  • Seahorse Live Prey Capture

    Seahorse Live Prey Capture – Incredible!

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    Seahorses are notoriously slow, but scientists have learned that their unique shape allows them to overcome this limitation. Despite their cute and unpretentious, seahorses are actually serious killers. The morphology of their head hydrodynamically aids in capture of evasive prey. The researchers who conducted the …

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  • Shark Warrior On Cbs Omg Insider

    Shark Warrior, Lesley Rochat, on CBS Omg! Insider

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    Shark Warrior, Lesley Rochat, was interviewed for CBS Omg! Insider show broadcasted in the USA on Nov. 26th 2013. Lesley will lead shark conservation expeditions in South Africa, in June-July 2014. You can join these expeditions. More information can be found here: Sardine Run and Big Sharks …

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  • Rescued From The Sunken Vessel Jascon 4

    Rescued from the Sunken Vessel Jascon 4

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    Harrison Okene was the only survivor in the sunken vessel Jascon 4, off Nigeria coasts. He was rescued rescued by divers very precociously because he stayed deep for a long time. The divers had to make sure that Harrison would not get any decompression illness when …

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  • Betrayal

    Betrayal

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    Members of BlueSphere Foundation went to the Tonga Islands, last September with cinematographer Shawn Heinrichs to shoot the movie Betrayal. Shawn Heinrichs is the well-known producer of the recent movie “Mantas Last Dance” The short film was done to raise awareness of the plight of the …

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  • Model shot by Johannes Felten at the Red Sea Shoot-out

    Making of an Image by Johannes Felten

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    I sometimes prefer to make photo-reportages showing underwater photographers at work, rather than going out to take pictures of the sea-life itself. During the last Red Sea shoot-out, I had the chance to take part in some underwater photo productions with famous photographers. The first, Viktor …

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  • Sea Of Love

    Sea of Love

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    This movie was filmed by Pawel Achtel. Originally in 3D, bute here’s the 2D version. You will appreciate here a moving waltz between humpback whales in Tonga. The clip is ending surprisingly with an amazing jump of one of the whales, seen from below the …

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  • Cover page ScubaDiver AustralAsia March 2013

    Dead Sea Diving in ScubaDiver AustralAsia – Issue #3-2013

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    ScubaDiver AustralAsia has published one of my Dead Sea underwater pictures on a double page, in the March 2013 issue. I have received it only now because of very sad news. Diego Garcia used to be ScubaDiverAA Chief Editor and was very appreciated. Unfortunately, in …

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  • Freedivers Tagging Great White Sharks

    Freedivers Tagging Great White Sharks

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    In 2012 the team of The Watermen Project embarked on an expedition to Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico. Dr. Mauricio Hoyos, William Winram and Fred Buyle placed 11 acoustic tags on Great White Sharks in order to further study their migratory behavior. The goal of these …

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