uwphotographers: February 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

UWP: JACOPO BRUNETTI (Italy)


































Jacopo Brunetti is the founder of Cabo shark Dive, the first, one and only shark diving company in Cabo San Lucas that brings people swimming, snorkeling, diving and free diving safely with mako, silkies, hammerheads, blue sharks and marine megafauna. He is a Italian marine biologist, PADI scuba instructor, professional underwater photographer, sharks behavioural expert,  professional shark dive guide and a big sharks fanatic. ​​Jacopo studied marine biology in Milan, Italy and has a Masters in Ecosustainability Tourism, and another in Environmental Pollution.  For 12 years, Jacopo worked  as biologist, shark dive guide and  professional underwater photographer  with sharks and large marine animals in South Africa, Egypt, Azores, Hawaii, Mexico, Baja California, Australia & Philippines. He collaborating with important institutions such as The Shark research Lab at The Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology, before coming to Cabo San Lucas, “a virgin territory for shark ecotourism.”In all these years he gained experience  and skills in diving and free diving safely with big marine animals and he learned  how to read and observe the behaviour of sharks to keep the  experience safe and comfortable for divers and sharks. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

UWP: ALEX RIBEIRO

































ALEX RIBEIRO
Teacher, entrepreneur, organic farmer, yachtsman, left Portugal in 2014 for a Southeast Asian adventure as a diver and professional photographer. From the Karem long-neck refugee woman in Thailand, to the Passola warriors in Sumba, Indonesia, he’s been documenting ways of life and traditions, while exploring the Indo-Pacific ocean and working with the most exclusive resorts. His images have been travelling the world, literally, on more than 20 international prestigious travel and luxury lifestyle magazines, including Destin Asian, Baccarat, Tatler, Condé Nast, and The Architectural Digest.