Wolfgang Assl was born before WWII in Vienna, Austria.
He started diving in 1968 and still spends most of his time travelling and diving. In the seventies he started his carrier as a dealer and distributor for diving equipment. In those days he used to run a dive centre on the Maldives and in the United Arab Emirates. Underwater photography has always been a passion and since his retirement in the year 2000 he is an avid digital photographer. Besides diving he was always very much in love with writing. In his latter days he started a new career as an author and has published two successful novels.
Travelling, diving and writing, he never tires to point out: “I have always lived my life to its fullest and what an exciting life it still is! I hope that when my time comes, I’ll die with a happy smile on my face.”