About me

Having spent most of my life in Switzerland with some time abroad whenever time and money permitted to move it was finally time for the big step. In January 2007 I arrived in Sydney, Australia. Equipped with a contract for two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Nuclear and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) I started a new period of life almost as far from home as only possible (mind you, there were no reasons for me to escape…) I have settled down in the Sutherland Shire, first in Cronulla and now in Caringbah. The location is perfect for many things I appreciate. The national parks close by offer good hiking and opportunities for photography. The sea presents awesome dive spots. I am a keen scuba diver, once I had done my open water course in Switzerland in 2002 there was no way back. Having dived in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Barrier Reef, Vanuatu and not to forget the numerous shore dives in Swiss lakes there is still a long wish list of dive sites.
I started getting involved in underwater photography around 2005, but it wasn’t until I moved to Sydney that I moved past the occasional snapshot. My current underwater photography setup is described here.
I have put together a little gallery of underwater shots taken with the Canon G9, which is the main reason for keeping up this blog. More of my recent shots can be found on my Flickr-page. I go diving one to two times a week, mainly to explore the vast diversity of marine life present in Sydney.


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