Jim with Rig
Jim with Rig


Jim has been diving for over 38 years and has over 2100 dives under his belt. Although always interested in photography, Jim stumbled into UW photography about 15 years ago and it has developed into a passion (addiction). Jim travels around the globe capturing images of the underwater world. Some of his favorite places include the California coast, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia,  Truk Lagoon, the Maldives, Yap, Palau, Puerto Galera in the Philippines, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Turks and Caico’s, Curacao, Bonair and Belize.

Jim’s current rig includes a Canon 5DMarkIV in a Nauticam housing, dual Sea & Sea 250 PRO strobes, a GoPro and dual Kraken 5000 video lights with the appropriate ports to house his 100mm, 16-35mm and 8-15mm lens’s, and their diopters.


Jim is a PADI certified IDC Staff Instructor. Jim is certified to teach a range of scuba classes from beginning open water or advanced open water to Rescue diver, dive master and assistant instructor certifications. Jim is also certified to teach a number of PADI specialty diving classes including:

Boat Diver

Underwater Photography

Deep Diver

Altitude Diver

Nitrox Diver

Underwater Navigation

Search & Recovery

Equipment Specialist

Self Reliant Diver

Oxygen First Aid

Oxygen First Aid

Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Night Diver

Underwater Videography

Multi Level Diver

Drift Diver

Wreck Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Underwater Naturalist

Fish Identification

Project Aware

Aware Coral Reef

Diving Accident Management

AED for Divers

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