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This month’s Monday News cover photo is by award winning underwater photographer, Gino Symus who has been diving here with us a few times over the past couple years. You can always recognize Gino underwater because he dives with two very big cameras and one is tethered on to him and floating above. Makes it very easy for us to keep an eye on him! We always enjoy diving with Gino because he is so careful not to touch anything while he is taking photos

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“I started diving in 1997. Same time I started up a bakery. Two years later I bought my first underwater camera…Since then I got really fascinated by the creatures under water. The diving was a good cure the get rid off the stress from work. I try to visit all the best dive destinations in the world. My most favorite dive destinations are Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa and British Columbia.  Now almost 20 years and 2900 dives further, I’m getting more passionate by photography. Since 2.5 year I try to make competition with the pictures and I had a few good results. 5th best photographer in the Hucycup competition and 1st place behavior and 3rd place reefscapes were the most important with a nice reward. I was wondering If I would get tired of this for myself but until now my love for the ocean and the critters is still growing. It’s a pleasure to see that the pictures I make get appreciated by many divers. And with this feeling I like to dive and photograph many more years….” Gino

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