Romina Bayer Underwater Photographer

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Hi, I'm Romina.

I'm an Underwater Photographer, Underwater Photography Coach, and the Founder of OceanSnaps.

As an underwater photography coach and scuba instructor, I deeply care for the future of our oceans. And I believe that every one of us can make a difference. But together we are much stronger!


My Calling:
I want to inspire you to tell the stories of our oceans through stunning underwater pictures.


Because the more people we can inspire to fall in love with our oceans, the more hands we have on deck to help protect them!

What My Clients and Partners Say

The oceans are full of wonders!

Fun Diving Facts about Romina

Joy-attack: hammerheads

On the best dive of my life (the first time I saw hammerheads underwater!), I made ab absolute beginner’s mistake- I left my lens cap on my camera (yes, inside the housing!) and I only realized while descending on the divesite. So, no pictures (taken by me)- but on the up-side, it actually let me enjoy this dive to the MAX and concentrate on nothing but the hammerheads. Plus, with the joy-attack I got (I could not stop crying because I was so overwhelmed by those majestic creatures), I would not have been able to take any pictures anyway.

Learning to scuba dive

The reason I learned to dive was that it was raining all the time when I was in Mexico, and I figured if I’m gonna get wet anyway- might as well go underwater. (Thank god for rainy season!)

During my Open Water Diver course, I struggled a lot- with taking off my mask, with seasickness underwater and I even vomited on the dive and on the boat. For some reason, that didn’t keep me from enjoying it, although I did not expect to become addicted to diving.

First Fun Dive: Bullsharks

My first Fun Dive after my OWD was a bull shark dive. Now that I’m an instructor myself, and looking back at how bad my buoyancy was, I’m not sure I would have let myself do that. But hey, it was an incredible experience and surely fueled my love for sharks & the ocean!

Becoming a divemaster

When i started to dive I never considered becoming a professional diver (I was way too intimidated by all the equipment and all the “technical stuff”). But when I traveled to Utila, Honduras, I kind of got stuck and sucked into it. What was supposed to be a few days of “fun diving” turned into me taking the Advanced OWD, the rescue, and even the divemaster course.

Is that a blue-ringed octopus?

The first time I saw a blue-ringed octopus, I did not realize what it was until after the dive when my instructor freaked out. So, it helps to know your critters!

Help protect our oceans!

10% of all profits are donated

Ocean-conscious behavior is at the core of all my courses.

As underwater photographers, we are advocates for the ocean, and we should lead by example.

By signing up for my online course you will learn how you can become an ocean ambassador and use your voice to help protect our oceans.

On top of that, 10% of all profits are donated to the two amazing ocean conservation organizations Manta Trust and Utila Coral Restoration!

Dive center team on boats in front of volcano
Our team when I was managing the diving center at Siladen Resort. Photo by Miguel Ribeiro

Every one of us can make a difference. But together we are stronger.

I believe in the power of images!


And I believe, that our images can make a difference: they can inspire more people to fall in love with the oceans, just as we did!


Do you need help with underwater photography?

Book a free call today!

Let’s find out together how I can help you reach your goals:

Me at the happiest: after seeing scholling hammerhead sharks. Photo by Theresa Loidold.

Share your passion!

Underwater photography is an amazing way to share the beauty of the underwater world.

If you are a diver, you know how magical it feels to spend a serene encounter with a mobula ray or to admire the sheer colors of an abundant coral reef.


I want to help you to take better pictures on your dives, so you can capture those unique moments & share them with every one you love (and the ones you don’t!).

Because the more people we can inspire, the more people will fall in love with the oceans, and the more people will protect them.

And our oceans need every single one of us to love and protect them.

Start with my free training and see how I teach!

In this free online training, you will learn 5 tips that will make you come back with better underwater pictures from your next dives!

What are you waiting for?

Sign up now:

Free Training: 5 Tips for better underwater pictures

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