Sunday, October 2, 2016


Captain Franco Piacibello discovered Key West during a vacation in 1972.
After his first dive, he fell in love with the reef and decided to open a dive shop named ‘Reef Raiders Dive Shop’ which lasted successfully over twenty years.
During that time, he specialized in dive charters to the Dry Tortugas and the Tortugas Banks. His passion for underwater photography started in the Seventies with his first camera Rolleimarin and after with Nikonos 2, 3 and 5.
Back then, digital photography was unthinkable! 
Today, as a seaplane commercial pilot he explores the reef from above, looking for new places and then come back with his camera.
“I did thousands of dives, but every dive is always a new adventure.”
 Franco Piacibello

Franco and his wife Alessandra Boschini

                                                                Franco and his daughter