About

   Spending over 60 days of my life underwater in the last 16 years I have loved the ocean since I was a wee boy growing up in Scotland.

Gaining an honours degree in Marine Biology in 2003 put knowledge behind the passion and has taken me all over the world.

   The main focus of my imagery is in the underwater realm, with travel photography and photo journalism also being firmly in my portfolio.

I am based between both Scotland and New Zealand, and available for assignments both in these locations and worldwide. I am very accomodating so happy to discuss schedules and travel.

My images have featured in broad spectrum media worldwide such as websites, magazines, books, billboards or TV. Clients have ranged from tourism promotion authorities to local hockey clubs.

I have been a commercially trained diver since 2001 and
hold current diving clearances and medicals for work in both the UK and NZ. My current equipment includes the bubble-less closed-circuit rebreather, which assists photography by prolonging diving time and producing less disturbing conditions for marine life – a perfect combination.

One of my passions is shipwrecks and I cut my teeth on wreck diving as a young diver in Scotland. My grounding in wreck diving and researching their connection to Scottish history has led to many dives and projects. The latest being the S.S. Taupo, a Denny Bros built ship, that served as part of the Union Steamship Co of NZ. I have been working on a documentary of the ship and her wrecking along with leading a biological and archeological survey to coincide with the 130th anniversary of her sinking. See the links below for more information.

http://www.shanewasik.com/#/sstaupo-project/4566112867

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2IuTmToiuw

To view my professional image gallery please visit www.shanewasik.photoshelter.com and for more about me, my services, adventures and projects please visit www.shanewasik.com

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