SCUBAREWS - Ron Watkins Underwater Photography


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As an underwater photographer, I strive to transform people to another mysterious world and share my knowledge about the beautiful marine life that captivates me. By utilizing both ambient and artificial light underwater, I capture a moment in time that tells a compelling story or illustrates unique marine life, shapes, colors, patterns or behaviors. Through my exhibits and narrative presentations, I hope to not only entertain but teach people about our fragile oceans that support a diverse and important marine ecosystem.

Ron Watkins is an international award winning photographer and writer. His fine art photography has appeared in magazines, websites, juried art displays, national aquariums, libraries and private collections. He is also a frequent contributor to and leads UW Photography trips for Blue Water Photo.

Ron’s passion for the underwater world started in 1983 when he first experienced the thrill of scuba diving at Lake Mead, Nevada with his father, who learned how to dive in the Navy aboard the USS Oriskany during the Korean War. Ron first started shooting underwater photography in 1996 after several years of diving. He spent the next several years working on his art and diving around the world in destinations including Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Fiji, Australia, Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Although his father is no longer able to dive, his passion is as strong as ever because he is able to continue to experience the underwater world through Ron’s photography and stories.


Ron Watkins' Portfolio

Ron Watkins' Underwater Portfolio

Updated: Nov 16, 2014 11:22am PST

Bahama Dolphins

Bahama Grand Banks Dolphins.

Updated: Jul 21, 2010 9:07pm PST


Lemon, Reef and Tiger Sharks

Updated: Jul 21, 2010 8:46pm PST

Sea of Cortez Mexico

Sea of Cortez in Mexico while on the Rocio del Mar as part of a Bluewa ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2012 7:45am PST

Papua New Guinea

Diving West New Britain, Papua New Guinea on the MV Febrina

Updated: Aug 05, 2012 3:24pm PST

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. The last frontier!

Updated: Aug 03, 2010 9:21pm PST

Alor and Flores, Indonesia

Images from the islands between Alor and Flores Indonesia. Beautiful ...

Updated: Jul 26, 2010 7:19pm PST

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Lembeh Indonesia in Sulawesi is the birth place of muck diving. It is ...

Updated: Oct 09, 2011 8:56am PST

La Paz, Mexico

Spent 4 days diving in La Paz Mexico with the Sea Lions and one day we ...

Updated: Nov 05, 2011 4:57pm PST

Cozumel and Holbox

Cozumel is one of my favorite places in the Caribbean to dive and this ...

Updated: Jan 08, 2011 9:27pm PST

Little Cayman Island

These images were taken at The Digital Shootout in Little Cayman - Jun ...

Updated: Jul 18, 2010 6:59pm PST

Fossil Creek, Arizona

Images taken at Fossil Creek, Arizona.

Updated: Aug 16, 2010 12:45pm PST

Underwater Models

Underwater Images from Ron Watkins' All Wet Portraits (www.allwetportr ...

Updated: Aug 19, 2010 1:47pm PST

All Wet Portraits

Underwater photographs of children by Ron Watkins and All Wet portrait ...

Updated: Aug 19, 2010 2:50pm PST

Exhibited Images

This is a collection of images displayed at various exhibitions within ...

Updated: Jul 17, 2010 7:26am PST

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