Saturday, March 17, 2012


PADI Wyland Event with California Diver Magazine

Mike Bartick is a Southern California local and diver

He discovered his first Nudibranch in the frigid California waters just off the SoCal coastline of Laguna Beach. Since then his admiration for critters has bloomed into a full blown obsession that has lead him across the globe.His favorite diving is split between California, and The Philippines, more specifically Anilao.
He is a travel expert and guide to SE Asia and has assisted many groups and individuals to find and photograph the critters of their dreams. But his involvement doesn’t end there, he is also the General manager for Crystal Blue Resort  in Anilao Philippines and the critter hub of SE Asia. 
And while he admits that it feels good seeing your own work in print, its still about finding the critters, making friends and enjoying the dives.
Mike’s work is published regularly in a variety of magazines, websites and he enjoys a staff position at California Diver Magazine

Nikon D300 and D300s
Sea and Sea housings
Ys 110a and YS 250 pro strobes

To learn more about Mike’s work and photo safari trips visit his website at