Originally from the Balearic Islands located in the western Mediterranean Sea of Spain, I started scuba diving in 1998 on the Spanish island of Formentera. Later I moved to the island of Ibiza where I worked as a divemaster and open water dive instructor for multiple years.
In 2006 I traveled to the Yucatan of Mexico where I was introduced to the wonderful Cenotes in the Tulum area.
For the next several years I traveled and worked in the dive industry throughout the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago.
In 2010 I decided to move permanently to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Once here I got seriously involved in cave diving becoming increasingly involved in cave exploration, mapping, and local guide services.
In 2015 I purchased a Nikon D300, my first professional DSLR camera and a Sea & Sea housing and started learning underwater photography. At first it was a difficult process, as I did not have a clear understanding of photography and the use of light. As with most photographers it took me several years of trial and error to become proficient in underwater photography. Later I upgraded to a Nikon D810 full frame camera and housing.
Originally I started mostly with natural light areas of the cenotes as they have amazing light rays and natural beauty. Over time I moved deeper underground and into the more difficult photography areas, attempting to capture the large formations, hydrogen sulfide layers, and massive blue tunnels.
Today, as you can see, I continue to explore and capture as many images as I can in this fragile but amazingly beautiful place. It is not an easy task, but my passion to photograph these amazing natural formations pushes me ever further.
Top of Page: Otoch-Ha upstream section, big rooms of speleothems, lights and shadows to bring out the textures and beauty of this unique cave.
Above: Cave Xulo, Upstream Section, in one of the Massive Rooms the Cave has to offer, the Speleothems seem to melt and drip in some of the weirdest forms, Shoot by fisheye lens, deforming the Cave to create this image.
Below: Cenote Carwash, after strong rains turns red/orange/green, it had been raining the previous days, and we were all set for amazing colors, but upon arrival the water was crystal clear, still we made our plan and went along with it, toward the end of the session, they descend and sat on this branch, captured a moment that for me reflects the peace one can find down there.
Above: Nohoch Nahchich upstream Section, for this shot, the Light was staged, Diver drifted in front with the current, getting it right took a few attempts until we got it, using the top stalactite to block the light reflection.
Below: Cenote Tajmaha, Room of Reflections, the day started with a broken engine and nearly cancelling the Day, our Plan B was to go with another car but to a closer Cave, this Photo was Chosen as Honorable Mention in World Water Day photo contest as ¨Best of the America’s¨, you never know when you will get the money shot.
Above: Cave Xulo south of Tulum in Muyil, mainline before the deep section, found this opportunity to shoot the tunnel by using the lights towards the lens, blocking them with the Cave and the Diver, Giving it a unique perspective of Lights and Shadows.
Below: Cenote Mayan Blue, Hostage Hall is a Place I’d only been there one previous time, all I could remember is that is was Huge, brought all the light available, DPV broke right at the start of the Dive and we decided to do it by swimming there, as the Scooter was just for comfort, arriving there and being able to capture this image was well worth the effort.
Above: Cenote Palomita, Only sidemount cave, Is one of those places were If you blink twice you silt it out, reaching sections were the cave is magical, requires a lot of pull and glide and passing restrictions in order to get to these places, one only has few minutes until one must move on, as the visibility is very quickly affected by just bubbles of the divers, saw this ceiling and had to take the shot, got to love the white intense colors of the Stalactites.
Below: Cenotes In Homun, a early morning start at 4 am, and a 5 hour drive took us to this far away remote village, meeting our sherpas and helpers and a drive to the jungle, stopping to cut the branches with machete and crossroads id never remember left or right, we arrived at this abandoned Hacienda, using rope and rappel, we descending into this Pit style Sinkhole, were we saw more than 30 Skulls and Bones, these pair were captured on a ledge, best models ever, motionless as if time did not pass, looking at me, I got this memorable image, makes me want to return to discover more of these places.
Above: Cenote Chicken, now called in an unpronounceable Mayan name, has some side tunnels where one must drag themselves through, capturing the CCR divers crossing one of the many more narrow passages.
Below: Blue Abyss, one can reach from several points, either a 45 minute swim from Pet Cemetery, or a 75 minutes DPV ride from Nohoch NahChich, followed by a 15 minutes swim, one reaches this incredible drop down to Blue Salt Water that descents to 240Ft. 330.000 Lumen of light were used to illuminate the whole place up.
Above: White River Cave, starting from Fenomeno Cave, using DPV for the traverse, we marked this point as a possible stop on our way out, staged lights along this perfect shaped tunnel, using all we had, and gave a really nice color to the cave. Dive was 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Below: Sistema Murena located on the beach side of the Federal Road, this cave has some of the most intense passages one can visit, crumbling limestone and halocline mixing in small tunnels, has been one of the places were my soul nearly left my body, at one point I had to drop the camera to pass a restriction in zero visibility, If choosing, its me over the camera, recovered it on our way out and keep clicking, this photo was at one of the openings it has to surfaces. And was chosen to be cover to the book of Stratis Kas ¨Cave Diving¨ all you ever wanted to know.
Above: Cave 2 Pisos, mistakes on navigation looking for a jump, ended in an unexpected area with roots and reflections, silt from the roots was disturbed and gave it a bit of drama.
Below: Cave Otoch-Ha, Downstream Section, these amazing pillars stand out amongst the beautiful formation this cave has to offer, Staging lights and using them properly, we were able to bring out the beauty of this area of the cave.
Above: Cenote Caterpillar, the Hole Shit Tunnel, right at the beginning where the cave is at its tallest, we snagged and snapped this image, the diver is always there to give perspective.
Below: Fenomeno Cave, patterns on the floor, were for me a moment where I had to stop and capture, what made them? Who knows, but it sure did look like something was dragged into the cave. The past is a mystery sometimes one cannot totally understand, just enjoy seeing.
Bottom of Page: Cave Corazon del Paraiso, first dive after a few months break, got this beautiful portrait of a diver on CCR.