Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Yury Ivanov is a professional diver, underwater photographer.
Since I was ten, I was interested in underwater world. I dove 
all ponds and lakes in Moscow region without any flippers or 
mask. But even those poor underwater worlds hardly let me 
go to the surface.

Three decades have passed since then. I've graduated 
Sevastopol School of diving where I dove with three bolt 
equipment and AVM-5, then joined PADI in 2006. I had more 
than thousand dives in various parts of the world: Egypt, the 
Black Sea, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, Thailand. 
Nowadays I am a PADI dive Master with a certificate of 
"Self-Reliant Diver". This certificate gives me an official right 
to dive alone by myself what is very convinient for an 
underwater photographer.

So we're about underwater photography. My first camera, 
which I bought six years ago, was a poor-quality Sony in it's 
original case. Sometimes I go through old photos to remind 
myself of how I started. Time passed, but I didn't see any 
significant difference. Only three years ago, after I've taken 
courses from one of the best underwater photographers 
Mikhail Semenov, I made some progress. The proof of that 
are three prizes in 2012 contest held by web portal and a victory in "Nudibranchs Galore" 
competition in 2013 held by

My special interest is underwater macro world and mostly 
nudibranchs. Now I have thousands of good photos in my 
baggage and you can find a small part of them on this site.