Help save our oceans with your underwater pictures
Okay, that is a pretty big goal, I admit. But hey, ‘dream big’ they said. So I did.
Hey, I’m Romina.
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.
I want to inspire you to tell the stories of our oceans through stunning underwater pictures.
My vision is to create a world, where every woman, man and child feels connected to our oceans. Because we are.
Fun Diving Facts about Romina
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
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! 😉
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.
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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.