Yury Ivanov is a professional diver, underwater photographer.
Since I was ten, I was interested in underwater world. I dove
all ponds and lakes in Moscow region without any flippers or
mask. But even those poor underwater worlds hardly let me
go to the surface.
Three decades have passed since then. I've graduated
Sevastopol School of diving where I dove with three bolt
equipment and AVM-5, then joined PADI in 2006. I had more
than thousand dives in various parts of the world: Egypt, the
Black Sea, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, Thailand.
Nowadays I am a PADI dive Master with a certificate of
"Self-Reliant Diver". This certificate gives me an official right
to dive alone by myself what is very convinient for an
So we're about underwater photography. My first camera,
which I bought six years ago, was a poor-quality Sony in it's
original case. Sometimes I go through old photos to remind
myself of how I started. Time passed, but I didn't see any
significant difference. Only three years ago, after I've taken
courses from one of the best underwater photographers
Mikhail Semenov, I made some progress. The proof of that
are three prizes in 2012 contest held by web portal
www.tetis.ru and a victory in "Nudibranchs Galore"
competition in 2013 held by www.diveplanet.ru.
My special interest is underwater macro world and mostly
nudibranchs. Now I have thousands of good photos in my
baggage and you can find a small part of them on this site.