face to face

of the deep.

When he was drawn under the spell of the sea as a child, Kurt Amsler probably didn’t know that his career would take him where it did. Today he is a true legend: He made films and produced TV programs with his great idol Hans Hass, became a best­sel­ling author of non-fiction, travel guides and illus­tra­ted books and won countless photo com­pe­ti­ti­ons. There is hardly a publi­ca­ti­on that hasn’t shown Kurt’s work or a dive site he doesn’t know.

Mentor and adventurer

A life
for the sea.

He has been passing on his tips and expe­ri­en­ces to other pho­to­graph­ers for 30 years and teaches all levels of under­wa­ter pho­to­gra­phy, from beginner to pro­fes­sio­nal level, in his photo school in the South of France. In addition to his work as a pho­to­grapher and mentor, Kurt has been committed to animal rights for years and is very engaged in the pro­tec­tion of end­an­ge­red sea turtles with his non-profit SOS Seaturtles.

Modern photo tech­no­lo­gy gives us endless oppor­tu­ni­tes! For me, SEACAM equipment has been and always will be the most professional.

Kurt Amsler 
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Kurt Amsler was born in Switz­er­land and now lives on the Côte d’Azur in France. He has dedicated himself to the under­wa­ter world for almost 60 years now – as a diver and diving ins­truc­tor as well as one of the most suc­cessful under­wa­ter pho­to­graph­ers and jour­na­lists in the world. He regularly holds photo workshops and has been involved with SOS Sea­turt­les for the pro­tec­tion of sea turtles for years. When Kurt is not diving, he can usually be found on his sailboat in the Medi­ter­ra­ne­an in good company of his dogs.

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