My love for the Underwater life probably started during the years I spent living on a sailboat as a kid. I was snorkeling most of the day, and when I had to get out it was to keep looking at fish from the boat, fishing. This is also the time (I was 8) when I met my first sharks in the water. I ended up doing a Ph.D. on Sharks and working in many other scientific projects around the world, as well as spending as much time as possible in the Ocean, for either diving, freediving, underwater photography, science or education.
In 2015, I started The Awakening Shark Dive in Fiji. This project was very successful in showing a Shark Dive can be done well and can be good for the sharks, for the environment, for the local communities, for conservation and science, and profitable.
In the recent years, I focused on the Serenity Project as well as writing scientific papers, notes, books, doing conferences and helping on several project. Over time I have created an extensive network of great people, many of them working directly in science, eco-tourism and environment, and I am regularly delighted to share insights and projects with them.
Today I work toward using innovation and proof-of-concept projects as tool towards a more sustainable future that incorporate both public and private institutions, and focus on the environment and the people.
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In my early days using a camera underwater I participated to some photos competitions and won some awards, together with some publication of my work. This list is not up to date.
Winner in the Color photo category and Our world underwater
scholarship society prize at the 35th International underwater festival
Winner in The Natural World category
at the 5th Smithsonian international photo contest
Winner of both Open Wide Angle and Open Macro
category at the Vision in the Sea event, 2009
Winner of the Burrad lucas Wildlife
Portrait competition 2009
Winner of the Baja Expedition Photo Contest 2008
Silver in the Trio-Photo Category at the 37th International underwater festival
Silver in the ‘Serie Thematique’ Category at the 4th FISMNC
Second in the Animal Behaviour Category at the ICRS 2012
Third in the Underwater Seascapes Category at the World Ocean Day Photo Competition 2014
Commended in the Renaissance photography 2009
Winner, second and third places among several Plongeeonline contests
Finalist of the Travel Photographer Of The Year 2009
Several POTD on the Earthshots.org website
Publication in the Shark Handbook, Undersea Journal, Natural History Magazine, Science & Vie Magazine, the Smithsonian magazine, Nature Climate Change, Rangefinder, Plongée magazine, Aquamonde, Nice-Matin, La Provence, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph…