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Whether you’re a certified diver or not and you love photography, check out our diving center’s underwater photography workshops, with our awarded underwater photographer and instructor Philippos Marakis.

Philippos was born and raised in Crete, Greece.

His passions either for photography or with the sea and the marine life started from his early age. Nowadays, as an enthusiast diver and photographer, the combination between them was unavoidable.

For many years, he was in the organizing team of Photographic Society of the University of Crete, while currently, he belongs to  Fotosynthesis photo group.

Many of his photos have already been published in media, worldwide photo magazines, famous websites and scientific articles.
Indicatively, National Geographic, Wild Planet, Fotographos, Mediterranean marine science etc.

In 2017 in the International Underwater Photography Contest held in Belgrade, (ADA Οpen IUPC 2017), Philippos won the 4th place in ambient category and the 5th in macro category.

On May 2017 Philippos presented us his first personal underwater photography exhibition with the title “My Greece” in Basilica of Saint Mark in Crete, with sea species photographed exclusively in Greek seas. Currently, My Greece photography exhibition is permanently hosted in the Natural History Museum of Crete and as Philippos says, it is the greatest honour for him, until now.

His second exhibition with the title “Kyklos”, followed under the “Techni kath Odon” art festival, organized by the municipality of Heraklion. He has also participated in several group photography exhibitions.

Minimum age : 14 years old.

Requirements : Basic photographic knowledge


express your interest for an underwater photography workshop with Philippos Marakis