Featured Photographer | Charly Clérisse
My name is Charly Clérisse and I am a 27-year-old French-British dive instructor and an underwater photographer who has been working in the diving industry for four years.
I discovered diving by 'accident' while studying in the Canary Islands, I went on a try dive with some friends and instantly fell in love with scuba diving. Since then, my career has taken me to many places around the world. I started doing my divemaster course in Honduras, and since then the dive adventure hasn't stopped! Greece, Thailand, the Maldives and Spain are some of the areas I have been lucky enough to work.
I started underwater photography while working in Greece, where we had rental cameras for the guests and I instantly loved it! I started with an Olympus Tg4, later on, an Olympus Tg5 and nowadays I shoot with a Sony a6500 with a 14-50 lens. My personal favourite subjects to photograph are corals, as I think they are absolutely amazing animals and can give you a lot to play with when you do wide-angle photography, and nudibranchs, impossible not to fall in love with these amazing little alien-like creatures. Nowadays I just can't stop thinking about where to go and wonder what will be my next subject to photograph!
Common octopus crawling around Port de la Selva, Spain
School of barracudas. Port de la Selva, Spain
Aeloid nudibranch and its impressive moustache Dondice banyulensis. Port de la Selva, Spain
Aeolid nudibranch Flabellina affinis. Cadaqués, Spain
Violescent sea-whip coral. Cadaqués, Spain
Octopus eye. L'Escala, Spain
A dorid nudibranch Felimare tricolor . L'Escala, Spain
Aeolid nudibranch standing proud Flabellina affinis. Blanes, Spain
Portrait of a long-snout seahorse. Blanes, Spain
Coral reefs. Llafranc, Spain
School of anthias. Cadaques, Spain
Portrait of a red scorpionfish. L'Escala, Spain
Close up on a sleepy elysia timida. Blanes, Spain
Sneaky painted frogfish .Guraidhoo, Maldives
Cleaning time .South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Big sea fan on an artificial reef Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Find Charly on Instagram @diving_charly