Photo by Scott Portelli



I learned to dive in 1999 and fell in love with the underwater world.  It is hard to describe the experience of going under the sea and the amazing creatures I meet there, but In 2009 I first took a camera underwater and found that underwater photography was the perfect way to express the beauty of what I was seeing to others.  I have rarely dived without a camera since then. 

I work as a dive guide in Manly, Australia, where I enjoy educating both tourists and locals about our marine life and sharing my passion for protecting the underwater world.  I also teach underwater photography courses for beginners.

You can find me at Dive Centre Manly




2017:  Finalist in National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year competition, underwater category.

2017 : Editors Choice Award for Outstanding Acheivement, Photojournalism category in Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Competition, and article printed in issue 41:07 of Ocean Geographic

2016: 2nd place in Emerging Photographer category of Ocean Geographic Pictures Of The Year competition

2016: 'Top 100' gallery feature in the Underwater Project

2014: 4th place in Macro category, Eilat Red Sea World Shootout Competition
2014: Finalist in Ocean Geographic Pictures Of The Year competition