the World underwater through the eyes of bobby berenson


What you should know

About me

I received my open water certification in 1997 after a trip to Hawaii. I took my Open Water class with the Edmonds Underwater Sports store. I eventually took the Advanced Open Water and Rescue classes. In 2001, I took the first step in becoming a professional diver by enrolling in the Divemaster program. In 2009, I became a PADI Assistant Instructor.

I am a volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium. Most of my time was spent with the “Life On The Edge” exhibit,  which simulates Puget Sound and the coastal areas of Washington. I have assisted  in the rehab of sea otters. I am currently a volunteer diver in the aquarium’s 400,000 gallon underwater dome.

I have dabbled a bit in underwater photography over a few years. I started out using a Sea and Sea Motor Marine film camera.  With the advent of digital, I expanded to an Olympus C-5050 camera with a Light and Motion housing and Sea and Sea strobes. I decided to give video a shot and purchased a Sony HDR-HC7 camcorder and an Ocean Images housing with 50 watt HID light source. I missed  taking stills, so I purchased a Nikon P5100 camera and a Fantasea housing and Sea and Sea strobes. As with most photographers, I decided to upgrade. I purchased an Olympus E-PL1 camera and a 10 Bar housing. When a friend of mine decided to upgrade his equipment, I purchased his Nikon D-60 and Sea and Sea housing. Even though it is used, it is an upgrade for me.

My pictures are for people to see and enjoy what I see when I am out diving. Please feel free to send commments and come back often .