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Bio

I was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic but am actually living in the city of Santo Domingo, working as a freight forwarder to support my alter ego existence as an underwater photographer as I am passionate about the sea and wildlife .

I started scuba diving in 1989 and underwater photography in 1996 , gradually became so involved with capturing images that nowadays I usually don't dive without a camera.

I've been lucky enough to dive in some of the most spectacular places on the planet, like Isla del Coco,Malpelo, Fiji, Bali, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Bunaken, Wakatobi, Ambon, California, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Bonaire, New Zealand, Islas Revillagigedos, Cozumel, Mar de Cortes, Isla Mujeres, Galapagos, Belize, South Africa, Utila, Dominica, Philippines, Saba, Swan Island, Florida,Banco Chinchorro, Sudan, Isla de La Plata, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Through the years I've gathered a considerable amount of images from all those places and have a big and diverse bank of images which had been used for books, magazines, calendars, prints, etc.

Very often I participate in some of the most important international underwater photo contests and have won several prizes since 2003.

I've become deeply involved in the conservation of the marine ecosystems in my country and try to raise some awareness through my images, about the importance to preserve such vital resources .

I'm founder member of the Fundacion Espeleobuceo Hispaniola and former member of the board of directors at Reef Check Dominican Republic from 2006 to 2018. Also co-author of the books "Cuevas Sumergidas de la Republica Dominicana", "Legado de Vida - Parques Nacionales de la Republica Dominicana" ,"Fragile" and author of the book "Mar Azul".