Phil began taking photographs underwater while he was in the U.S. Navy. Phil
is a regulator contributor to Underwater Photography Magazine
(UWPMAG.COM) and a freelance writer/travel photographer. As seven time
past President and Underwater Photographer of the Year for the South
Florida Underwater Photography Society Phil has served on the Board of
Directors for over twenty years. Phil enjoys the diverse makeup of the photo
club's over one hundred members and the environmental and conservation involvement of the club.
Phil retired from the West Palm Beach Florida Police
Department where he served as Dive Team Commander for the city. With
thirty years experience as a public safety diver and dive team manager Phil
did over five hundred recovery dives during his career. Phil has recovered
vehicles, aircraft, evidence, bodies and more. Other dive team duties included
hull inspections of large commercial vessels, underwater crime scene
management, crime scene photography, collection of evidence, training and
Phil has also traveled extensively throughout the world to
pursue his passion for underwater photography. His images have appeared
in magazines such as Popular Science, Underwater Photography Magazine,
Reflections, Rodale's Scuba Diving, Underwater Journal, Skin Diver, Florida
Underwater, South Florida Adventures, The Sun, Dive Chronicles, Waterways
and more. Phil also teaches underwater photography classes for Reef Photo
Video, Hasseblad Xcursion's, Mexican Diver Magazine and others. Phil
lectures on travel destinations and photography around the country. Phil will
celebrate fifty years as certified scuba diver in February 2013.
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