Henley Spiers is an underwater photographer and writer with a combination of French and British origins. Lucky enough to start scuba diving at the age of twelve, he has been a water addict as far back as he can remember. This passion for the underwater realm would ultimately lead to him to quitting his job as a marketing consultant to become a full time dive professional. He then worked as a dive instructor in the Philippines, Indonesia and Saint Lucia, rising to the rank of PADI IDC Staff Instructor and getting some technical and freediving qualifications under his belt for good measure. Never having used anything more serious than a compact camera before, he first got his hands on a serious underwater set-up in Lembeh in 2013. A new passion for underwater photography was born and Henley has been striving to learn the craft of underwater photography ever since. To date, his images have been awarded in international competitions such as the the Sony World Photography Awards, Oasis Photo Contest, Ocean Geographic’s Pictures of the Year and the Ocean Art contest.
Conservation forms a key part of Henley’s mindset and he has contributed images, words and a share of profits to the Mission Blue cause in his role as an official partner. He has also partnered with the Devon and Cornwall Wildlife Trusts in an effort to aid the protection of British marine life and environments.
Henley currently shoots with a Nikon D7200 in a Nauticam housing