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Although I enjoy all photography, underwater photography has been my passion for over 33 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 1300 dives in many Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian/Indonesian countries.

Underwater photography not only invovles 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

Fiji dive trip Nov. 2013

Visitors 106
146 photos
Created 8-Dec-13
Modified 8-Dec-13
Fiji dive trip Nov. 2013


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Philippines underwater 2010

Visitors 120
90 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Philippines underwater 2010

China Trip 2009

Visitors 62
408 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
China Trip 2009

Indonesia 2009

Visitors 50
125 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Indonesia 2009

Hawaii June 2009

Visitors 43
25 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Hawaii June 2009

South America Cruise 2008

Visitors 52
152 photos
Created 17-Jul-10
Modified 17-Jul-10
South America Cruise 2008

Maldives 2008

Visitors 75
64 photos
Created 17-Jul-10
Modified 17-Jul-10
Maldives 2008

Indonesia Lembeh Ocean Rover 2008

Visitors 33
159 photos
Created 18-Jul-10
Modified 18-Jul-10
Indonesia Lembeh Ocean Rover 2008

Sailing U.S./BVI 2007

Visitors 52
68 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Sailing U.S./BVI 2007

Tuscany dElba 2007

Visitors 54
238 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Tuscany dElba 2007

Indonesia Waka 2007

Visitors 39
112 photos
Created 19-Jul-10
Modified 19-Jul-10
Indonesia Waka 2007

Indonesia 2006

Visitors 25
91 photos
Created 8-Aug-10
Modified 8-Aug-10
Indonesia 2006

Hawaii May 2006

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

Australia 2006

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

Alaska 2006

Visitors 36
183 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Alaska 2006

Palouse 2003 and 2005

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

Alaska 2005

Visitors 33
81 photos
Created 8-Aug-10
Modified 8-Aug-10
Alaska 2005

Ocean Rover 2004

Visitors 22
55 photos
Created 16-Aug-10
Modified 16-Aug-10
Ocean Rover 2004

Thailand 2004

Visitors 33
55 photos
Created 7-Jun-10
Modified 7-Jun-10
Thailand 2004

Honduras 2004

Visitors 23
68 photos
Created 18-Aug-10
Modified 18-Aug-10
Honduras 2004

Solomon Islands Underwater 2010

Visitors 94
139 photos
Created 16-Jul-10
Modified 16-Jul-10
Solomon Islands Underwater 2010

Solomon Islands Land 2010

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

Fishing Sebastian Inlet '07-present

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204 photos
Created 21-Jun-13
Modified 21-Jun-13
Fishing Sebastian Inlet '07-present

Philippines (Dumaguete) diving 2011

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

Indonesia- MSY Damai 2011. Raja Ampat to Triton Bay

Visitors 163
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 62
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 96
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 74
182 photos
Created 26-Jun-13
Modified 26-Jun-13
Arizona trip June 2013

Norwegian Fjords- July/Aug. 2013

Visitors 53
258 photos
Created 18-Aug-13
Modified 18-Aug-13
Norwegian Fjords- July/Aug. 2013

Fiji dive trip Nov. 2013

Visitors 106
146 photos
Created 8-Dec-13
Modified 8-Dec-13
Fiji dive trip Nov. 2013


Guestbook for Mike Ricciardi Photography
9.Nancy Basa(non-registered)
Wowza!! These are all so brilliantly vibrant!! I am in awe! :) Thank you for giving me your card at Sparky's the other night. I truly appreciate you sharing them with me. Thank you. Peace, Love, Joy
8.Bob Breen(non-registered)
Who knew? Outstanding work. Keep 'em coming.
7.Joy Wansor(non-registered)
Mike, just awesome!!!!!!!
5.Judy Rolston(non-registered)
Loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing. they are beautiful.
4.Keith(non-registered)
Great photographs......................love browsing through them, the last frontier fro sure...............keep them coming
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