I have been diving for over 14 years now and have logged over 8,800 dives. With each lasting an average of 1 hour, I have spent over 1 year of my life under the ocean. Which is where the title of this blog comes from.
I started doing underwater photography as a way to document and share all of my underwater experiences. It was hard explaining to people the amazing encounters and underwater joys that I had been witnessing. Jacques Cousteau once said, "People don't want to protect what they can't see." And it is my hope that bringing awareness to this great dying ecosystem can help preserve the numerous species that live among it.
Over the years, I have grown considerably as a photographer and a diver, and am still learning new things every day. I have had great days and bad days out on the ocean. Scary and exciting days. I've had stormy days and sunny days. And hopefully I have many more of each to come.
So far I've written all of these "blogs" down in my journal. Over the next few months, I will be digitizing them to this blog. I will start with some of my newer adventures then slowly go back a few years.
I'll leave you today with a picture of myself looking into the eyes of a 35 foot whale shark. This picture always reminds of me of how small we are in this great big world we share.