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Christian Skauge


Years Shooting:
20 years



Christian Skauge

Christian Skauge took up underwater photography in 2004 and never looked back. His passion is macro photography - critters, fish portraits, patterns and textures. As can be seen on his website, he is also keen on nudibranchs and jellyfish.

Christian mainly dives his home waters of Norway but also travels the world, both as editor of the Norwegian dive magazine Dykking and on his own. Favourite destinations include the Philippines, Kenya, Cape Verde, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Maldives and Saudi Arabia.

Christians images are frequently seen in various underwater competitions, and he has some notable wins over the last few years. Top of the list is the first place in the 4th Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide Our World Underwater competition in the macro traditional category in 2009. He also won the Top Photo portfolio award at the PAF Tachov underwater festival in the Czech Republic this year.

Christians work has been published in several dive magazines, most recently a cover page on the English Sport Diver.

What I look for in a Dive Operator:
As I need to dive independently, I look for dive operators who will let experienced divers and underwater photographers do their own thing. Their local knowledge is important to me. I often intently seek out the smaller, more ragged dive shops - that is were you meet the most interesting people! Huge operations who cater for 60 divers on each boat are definitely not my taste.

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