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ABOUT ME

I'm a professional diver and a renowned underwater macro photographer with more than 25 international awards.

I joined PADI in 2006 and nowadays I'm a PADI Dive Master with a certificate of "Self-Reliant Diver" and more than 10,000 dives. 

Since the age of ten, I was interested in the underwater world. I graduated from Sevastopol School of diving where I dived with a copper, brass three-bolt Soviet diving helmet and AVM-5. 

I've been diving worldwide: Egypt, the Black Sea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Maldives, Palau, and Thailand. These days I'm spending most of my time in Bali, Indonesia because of my special interest in the underwater macro world and mostly nudibranchs. 

Now I have thousands of excellent photos of lots of different species, and I even discovered one myself. The latest award I got is for my photo of Phyllodesmium iriomotense at Scuba Diving Magazine's 2020 Underwater Photo Contest. 

I'm here to share the love for the underwater macro world's beauty and my skills with you. Learn the formula for perfect underwater macro photography with me!

2020 - Scuba Diving Magazine's 2020 Underwater Photo Contest. 2nd place in Macro.

2018, 2017, 2015 - Golden Turtle laureate (top 100 photos presented in various Moscow exhibitions & galleries)

2018 - I | AT THE HEART OF IMAGE, the second place in the category "Animals"

2017 - 5th Annual Photo Contest for the best photographic work made with Nikon (Russia) 2017. Professional Underwater Photography. 3rd place.

2017 - The first competition of natural macro photography Macro Live (Russia) 2017.
         - 1st place in the "UNDERWATER PHOTO" nomination
         - 1st place in the "ART" nomination
         - UNDERWATER PHOTO finalist

2017 - Asia Pacific UW Photo Challenge (UWPC). Category: Nudibranchs - First Place.

2014 - Nudibranch Photo Competition -  Honorable Mention

2016 - Asia Pacific UW Photo Challenge (UWPC). Category: Nudibranchs - Second Place.

2016 - Underwater Macro Photographers. Gold Medal

2014 - Asia Pacific UW Photo Challenge (UWPC). Category: Nudibranchs - Second Place.

2014 -   Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest - Honorable Mention 

2014 - Tethys Underwater Portal Prize

2014 - Photo contest of the tetis.ru portal. Macro nomination - 2nd place


2014 - Photo contest of the tetis.ru portal. Audience Choice Award

2013 - Photo contest of the tetis.ru portal. Audience Choice Award

2012 - Photo contest of the tetis.ru portal. Nomination Element of water - 3rd place.

 

2012 - Photo contest of the tetis.ru portal. Rare Shot nomination - 2nd place.

 

2012 - Photo contest of the tetis.ru portal. Audience Choice Award