Welcome to Mike Ricciardi's gallery of worldwide underwater and land photography.

This is an opportunity for you to view the underwater environment in remote areas of the world. Much of the land photography are simply shots from holidays.

Please enjoy and feel free to contact me (divermike24@gmail.com) if you are interested in purchasing any of my images.


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5280 photos

Although I enjoy all photography, underwater photography has been my passion for over 36 years. After scuba certification in 1980 by the founder and now key partner of the Aggressor Fleet, a worldwide liveaboard operation, I was fortunate enough to gain invaluable underwater diving and photography experience through "liveaboard" diving all over the world. As a serious and professional underwater photographer I use liveaboards because of their locations, facilities, maximum # of dives afforded, and exposure to other photographers. In taking advantage of this mode of diving, I have logged over 1400 dives in many Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian/Indonesian countries.

Underwater photography not only involves composition, lighting, camera settings, etc., but important diving skills like buoyancy control, breathing techniques, diving in currents and low visibility. Also, a key factor in getting that "perfect" shot is to understand the creature/fish in their habitats, and how they react to your presence. These are all challenges that I enjoy, in addition to the excitement of traveling to some of the most remote parts of the world like Papua New Guinea and Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

I have been published in Continental Airlines Pacific in-flight Magazines 2007 and 2008, and have won awards in many area photo contests like A.E. Backus, Pelican Island, and Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Please enjoy my photography on this site.


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Featured Galleries & Collections

Safari, Africa May 2017

Visitors 39
166 photos
Created 17-Jun-17
Modified 17-Jun-17
Safari, Africa May 2017

Africa ( People, Places, etc.) May 2017

Visitors 30
170 photos
Created 15-Jun-17
Modified 15-Jun-17
Africa ( People, Places, etc.) May 2017

Alaska trip Aug. 3-18, 2017

Visitors 8
165 photos
Created 10-Sep-17
Modified 10-Sep-17
Alaska trip Aug. 3-18, 2017


All Photographs

Philippines underwater 2010

Visitors 179
90 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Philippines underwater 2010

China Trip 2009

Visitors 190
408 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
China Trip 2009

Indonesia 2009

Visitors 59
125 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Indonesia 2009

Hawaii June 2009

Visitors 65
25 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Hawaii June 2009

South America Cruise 2008

Visitors 71
152 photos
Created 17-Jul-10
Modified 17-Jul-10
South America Cruise 2008

Maldives 2008

Visitors 102
64 photos
Created 17-Jul-10
Modified 17-Jul-10
Maldives 2008

Indonesia Lembeh Ocean Rover 2008

Visitors 46
159 photos
Created 18-Jul-10
Modified 18-Jul-10
Indonesia Lembeh Ocean Rover 2008

Sailing U.S./BVI 2007

Visitors 112
68 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Sailing U.S./BVI 2007

Tuscany dElba 2007

Visitors 70
238 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Tuscany dElba 2007

Indonesia Waka 2007

Visitors 79
112 photos
Created 19-Jul-10
Modified 19-Jul-10
Indonesia Waka 2007

Indonesia 2006

Visitors 70
91 photos
Created 8-Aug-10
Modified 8-Aug-10
Indonesia 2006

Hawaii May 2006

Visitors 42
43 photos
Created 8-Aug-10
Modified 8-Aug-10
Hawaii May 2006

Australia 2006

Visitors 45
31 photos
Created 8-Aug-10
Modified 8-Aug-10
Australia 2006

Alaska 2006

Visitors 106
183 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Alaska 2006

Palouse 2003 and 2005

Visitors 26
98 photos
Created 9-Jul-14
Modified 9-Jul-14
Palouse 2003 and 2005

Alaska 2005

Visitors 59
81 photos
Created 8-Aug-10
Modified 8-Aug-10
Alaska 2005

Thailand underwater, Ocean Rover 2004

Visitors 27
55 photos
Created 16-Aug-10
Modified 16-Aug-10
Thailand underwater, Ocean Rover 2004

Thailand land tour 2004

Visitors 53
55 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Thailand land tour 2004

Honduras 2004

Visitors 40
68 photos
Created 18-Aug-10
Modified 18-Aug-10
Honduras 2004

Solomon Islands Underwater 2010

Visitors 106
139 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Solomon Islands Underwater 2010

Solomon Islands Land 2010

Visitors 81
82 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Solomon Islands Land 2010

Fishing Sebastian Inlet '07-present

Visitors 127
220 photos
Created 18-Mar-16
Modified 18-Mar-16
Fishing Sebastian Inlet '07-present

Philippines (Dumaguete) diving 2011

Visitors 516
187 photos
Created 8-Jun-11
Modified 8-Jun-11
Philippines (Dumaguete) diving 2011

Indonesia- MSY Damai 2011. Raja Ampat to Triton Bay

Visitors 178
190 photos
Created 11-Jan-12
Modified 11-Jan-12
Indonesia- MSY Damai 2011. Raja Ampat to Triton Bay

New Zealand and Australia trip 2013

Visitors 153
229 photos
Created 13-Mar-13
Modified 13-Mar-13
New Zealand and Australia trip 2013

Indonesia Dive trip 2013: Manado and Sorong to Bitung aboard M/V Ocean Rover

Visitors 140
172 photos
Created 21-May-13
Modified 21-May-13
Indonesia Dive trip 2013: Manado and Sorong to Bitung aboard M/V Ocean Rover

Arizona trip June 2013

Visitors 92
182 photos
Created 26-Jun-13
Modified 26-Jun-13
Arizona trip June 2013

Norwegian Fjords- July/Aug. 2013

Visitors 77
258 photos
Created 18-Aug-13
Modified 18-Aug-13
Norwegian Fjords- July/Aug. 2013

Fiji dive trip Nov. 2013

Visitors 119
146 photos
Created 8-Dec-13
Modified 8-Dec-13
Fiji dive trip Nov. 2013

Little Cayman dive trip- Nov. 2014

Visitors 95
79 photos
Created 23-Nov-14
Modified 23-Nov-14
Little Cayman dive trip- Nov. 2014

Hong Kong to Singapore trip Jan. 2015

Visitors 63
264 photos
Created 11-Feb-15
Modified 11-Feb-15
Hong Kong to Singapore trip Jan. 2015

Concourse Elegante

Visitors 31
36 photos
Created 28-Mar-15
Modified 28-Mar-15
Concourse Elegante

Tahiti-Lima, Peru Cruise 2015

Visitors 34
141 photos
Created 6-May-15
Modified 6-May-15
Tahiti-Lima, Peru Cruise 2015

Southern Cross Club- Little Cayman July 14-24, 2015

Visitors 135
126 photos
Created 31-Jul-15
Modified 31-Jul-15
Southern Cross Club- Little Cayman July 14-24, 2015

Kona trip August 2016

Visitors 45
72 photos
Created 30-Aug-16
Modified 30-Aug-16
Kona trip August 2016

Bonaire underwater- February 2017

Visitors 39
110 photos
Created 4-Mar-17
Modified 4-Mar-17
Bonaire underwater- February 2017

Safari, Africa May 2017

Visitors 39
166 photos
Created 17-Jun-17
Modified 17-Jun-17
Safari, Africa May 2017

Africa ( People, Places, etc.) May 2017

Visitors 30
170 photos
Created 15-Jun-17
Modified 15-Jun-17
Africa ( People, Places, etc.) May 2017

Alaska trip Aug. 3-18, 2017

Visitors 8
165 photos
Created 10-Sep-17
Modified 10-Sep-17
Alaska trip Aug. 3-18, 2017