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David C. Haas

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David Haas is a professional underwater photographer who began diving in 1970 and shot his first underwater photos in 1972. He became a scuba instructor in 1977 and after owning a dive store from 1985-1989 began to exclusively concentrate on photography and dive travel. He is a frequent contributor to the Divers Alert Network magazine; Alert Diver and licences photo uses to other publications and advertising venues. Published in Skin Diver, Sport Diver, Cousteau Publications and numerous newspapers, David is continually pushing the digital envelope with unique visions. The odd and unusual plus digital illustrations are his main photographic interests! David.s continued passion to share the underwater world photographically resulted in photo awards in the U.S. and Canada in addition to making presentations on dive destinations and underwater photography at dive festivals.


What I look for in a Dive Operator:
Operations with guides who observe and can find specific animals and behavior can save you tons of frustration. Also those who realize that when the light is good you shoot, and shoot, and shoot. Being concerned about what the photographer has traveled to their destination for, coupled with flexibility to help you get unique shots is the prime feature for me. I have no specific yen for boat based versus shore based. Both have their advantages. If I bring a group I usually need to be sure the clients varying needs are all met seamlessly. A good operator knows how to make this appear effortless even when we know it is a constant test!
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