Friday, March 15, 2013


                                          Peter Allinson
Born 1949 in Brooklyn, N.Y., I grew up watching the Sea Hunt series and Jacques Cousteau voyages and dreamed of being able to dive. In 1970 I became a certified SCUBA diver while attending the University of Miami. I continued to dive throughout undergraduate and medical school at Miami and became interested in treating SCUBA accidents. While an Anesthesiology resident,  I received my diving medical officer certification from N.O.A.A./U.H.M.S./U.S.N. and became the co-director for the re-compression chamber located on Virginia Key, as time went on I became the center's Director. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology and fellowships in critical care and eventually moved to Baltimore where I practiced Critical Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. I am currently the Hyperbaric Medical Director at the Hyperbaric and wound healing center at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore.

I developed an interest in underwater photography in 2004 first starting with point and shoot cameras and then progressing to DSLRs. 


Nikon D800E, Nauticam housing, 

La Mer/ National Geographic photo contest 1st runnerup, Best of show Beneath the seas imaging contest 2013.
First Place Nikon International Photo contest 2008-09, merit prize 2009 world in Focus contest, Honorable mention BTS phot contest 2009, finalist Veola best wildlife photographer, 1st place wide angle TTL underwater photo contest 2010..

National Geographic, newspapers and other magazines.