About

Ever since I was a child I've been fascinated by the Ocean, 

everything about it captured my imagination and I dreamt

of what it would be like to dive with Sharks or Snorkel with

somersaulting Manta Rays.

This passion began when I saw my first Shark when I was 4

years old and I thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever

seen, and I knew then that my goal would be to work with Marine life 

and to help protect the Worlds Oceans, to protect what I love.

I'm an Underwater/Wildlife Photographer with the aim of allowing people to fall in love with our wild world through the power of imagery, and it is my belief that the power of Media & Research work very closely together and can help protect the natural world through the idea of education through exposure.

 

I have a background in Marine Science and I have attained a BSc in Marine Vertebrate Zoology at Bangor University, where I specialised around large marine animals such as Sharks, Whales & Dolphins. 

I'm a qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and I'm confident in both tropical & cold water temperatures, I have experience in using underwater Comms Systems and working under HSE, scientific and archaeological diving projects as well as under HSE Recreational regulations.

I am currently working as a Shark Diver at Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire in the United Kingdom where I have refined my skills as a Diver, Photographer & Public Speaker. My role includes tasks such as feeding large animals, such as Sharks & Stingrays, as well as cleaning and general maintenance. We also take part in public diving experiences, taking members of the public diving in our ocean exhibit with the Sharks.

I have also aided on a number of filming projects at Blue Planet Aquarium as a Safety Diver to the Underwater Cameramen, and helping the rest of the crew with equipment.

Donovan Lewis

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