Scott Aranha

“Growing up in the Bahamas, The Ocean has always been the focal point of my 

 

life. At an early age I became fascinated with what was hidden beneath the ever-

changing blue window. 

 

I started diving in the swimming pool at the Lyford Cay Club, and despite the fact 

 

that all I could see was concrete, and, some water inlets, I was entranced. I would 

 

have happily spent four hours at a time on the bottom of that pool, breathing in 

 

every last drop of compressed air my tank had to offer. 

 

Soon I was old enough to enter the Ocean, and my whole world evolved, this influx 

 

of life, and dance of colours suddenly filled the lens of my mask. From that day forth 

 

there was no question in my mind that I would end up somehow working in the 

 

ocean, doing what fascinated me, and playing with my obsession. 

 

My favourite living creature is the shark, the drastically misunderstood graceful 

 

beauty of the deep.

 

I became a certified diver at a very early age and at 18 visited Indonesia for an 

 

extended vacation diving at Raja Ampat…The following year I returned to Indonesia 

 

to dive in Cenderawasih Bay, with the whale . My dive experiences in Indonesia 

 

were magic.

 

I am now back in my homeland, and love diving in the Bahamian waters. I will 

 

happily kneel on the bottom of the sea for an hour waiting for a moray eel, or a tiny 

 

spider shrimp, to come out and pose for me.

 

Photographing sharks is my all time favourite pastime, but my love for all things 

 

marine is very deep, steeped in awe and respect for the amazing world that lies 

 

beneath the sea.”

 

“Live by the sea,

 

Plan by the tides,

 

Go with the wind,

 

And follow the sun.”

Scott and His Fiance Bianca

Scott at Work with the Sharks

© 2013 by My Deep, Blue View: Underwater Photography.

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