Alex

Alex

Alex is an award-winning underwater photographer and marine biologist based in the UK. He took his first underwater photos aged 9 years old and worked as a marine scientist until 2004 when underwater photography became his career!
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The elusive Basking Shark

by Alex - 30th September 2022
Last summer I headed to the tiny island of Coll, out in the Atlantic, off the west coast of Scotland.…
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Getting Wrecked

by Alex - 24th August 2022
I am always surprised by how many underwater photographers tell me they don’t like wrecks, not to photograph anyway. It…
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Summer Lovin’

by Alex - 26th July 2022
It's easy to forget that the Red Sea is seasonal when you always visit it at the same time of…
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Marvellous Mexican Mantas

by Alex - 4th July 2022
There isn’t a more wonderful ocean creature to spend time with than the manta. Despite their huge size, these graceful…
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Shining a light on UK diving

by Alex - 13th June 2022
The recently updated EOS LRZ line of torches sparked the plan. Our idea was to meet up at Capernwray in the…
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Visiting Mares HQ

by Alex - 31st May 2022
Waking up in the Alps, I jumped in the car and set off for the Italian Riviera and the Mares…
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Visitors In The Night

by Alex - 16th May 2022
Fourth dive of the day done, the liveaboard is at anchor and we’re all tucking into dinner and Lightroom! Surely…
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Classic Thrills In The Maldives

by Alex - 9th May 2022
It is not a secret that the diving around the Maldives’ central atolls, including North and South Male and Ari…
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Cayman Reunion

by Alex - 17th March 2022
After two years away, it was fabulous to return to the Cayman Islands this January. I have been running underwater…
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Underwater Scholar

by Alex - 2nd March 2022
The Our World Underwater Scholarship Society is a unique and fascinating organisation in our community. Founded in 1974 and supported by…
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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022

by Alex - 16th February 2022
These are a few of the stunning winners from the latest edition of the prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year…
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The Last of the Summer in the Red Sea

by Alex - 25th January 2022
The Red Sea is always sunny, but by the time I visited, as November gave way to December, the endless…
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Dolphins and a Dog!

by Alex - 5th January 2022
One of the big lures of the underwater world is that it is ripe for exploration and discovery. It is…
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Glow in the Dark

by Alex - 20th December 2021
Trying to search for any positive in the travel restrictions of the last few years is tough, but at the…
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Loving Life in Laamu

by Alex - 9th December 2021
Laamu atoll is in the south of the Maldives, and with only one resort on the island (the beautiful and…
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Coral Spawning and Hope in the Maldives

by Alex - 22nd November 2021
I normally plan my travel meticulously, paying special attention to the season and the lunar tidal cycle. I find this…
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Alex - 20th October 2021
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is regarded universally as the pinnacle of nature photography competitions. It is arguably the…
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Sardinia with family & friends

by Alex - 27th September 2021
This summer we were lucky to escape to Sardinia for a family holiday. Fortunately for me, my wife Eleonora is…
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Scottish Freediving Photography

by Alex - 30th August 2021
The chilly waters of Scotland do not attract many visiting divers but they should. Scotland’s geologically splintered coastline means that…
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Stamp of approval

by Alex - 23rd August 2021
As divers, we get to see part of the world that the majority of people don’t. And if you are…
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Diving Cornwall, England

by Alex - 9th August 2021
Like many people right now, my options for international travel are limited, but that is not stopping me diving. While…
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Hello! Meet Mares Ambassador Alex Mustard

by Alex - 20th July 2021
Hi! I’m Alex and I’m new to the Mares team. Of course, I’m not new to diving, or to Mares…