Hello! I’m Jim Auzins and I enjoy taking pictures of the world around me. This photo was taken after we reached the summit of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, near Victoria, British Columbia.
My passion for all things underwater began when I was very young. I remember as a kid a big challenge for me was to swim underwater to the opposite end of the pool, without surfacing for a breath of air. Soon I discovered The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau on TV and was amazed by the abundant life that existed in the ocean. I liked all the marine biodiversity shown in each episode and the exploration of that world by Cousteau and his team. Years later I took an Open Water diving course and was fascinated by the aquatic animals I could observe in their natural environment. Today I’m an avid naturalist, and think of each dive as an adventure.
My favourite thing to do is photograph marine life while scuba diving in the cool waters of the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the photos I’ve taken over the years – Cheers!
Underwater Camera Rig
It has been a lot of fun setting up this camera rig. From the initial online comparisons of strobes, camera housings and arms, to putting the whole system together it has been a great experience. I like being able to share the marine life I’ve encountered with diving friends and family, and as far as critter ID photos are very helpful.
Previous Underwater Camera
The Sea & Sea Motormarine II-EX is a film camera that I enjoyed using for many years of diving. Some of the underwater photographs on this site were taken with this camera. I liked shooting with slide film, which had great colour saturation. Also, I could share large images of marine life using a 35mm slide projector – yikes that really shows my age!