Ary Amarante is a Brazilian nature photographer as well as a scuba diving instructor with PADI, SSI, SDI and PDIC. He is also an underwater photo and video instructor and has published three books in Brazil as well as having contributed his photos and text to an additional three books. He is also author of more than 100 articles for Brazilian dive magazines.
Ary currently teaches courses on underwater photography and marine life for photographers in various diving schools in Brazil, including PADI personalized courses (distinctive specialties), and with his company Phototravel, organizes photo workshops and trips along the Brazilian coast as well as to other countries.
Ary started off taking land photos as a serious hobby and became on open water scuba diver in 1988. His first dive after the certification was with an underwater camera, a Nikonos V. Since then, he only dives without a camera when teaching, and always feels that without his camera, something is missing! Now Ary also teaches land photography, with several different courses covering different topics.
To find out more about Ary, visit www.aryamarante.com.br. For now, it's mostly in Portuguese, but will soon be available in English too.