Marcello Di Francesco is photographer from Italy specializing in nature, travel and underwater photography. He is from La Spezia (Italy), a small town near the Ligurian Sea. His whole life has been tied to the sea and now he has developed an unbreakable bond with it.
During a trip to the Maldives in 2003, he found a passion for the underwater world and it was love at first sight. In recent years he has done more than 1000 dives around the World’s most beautiful seas: Indonesia, Micronesia, Maldives, Philippines, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Tanzania, Malesia and Madagascar are just a few of the places he visited and photographed.
In 2008, he became a PADI instructor, and it was in 2009 that he started to get closer to the world of underwater photography. After purchasing his first underwater camera, Marcello has progressed quickly, learning the basics with a point & shoot system before upgrading now to his current set-up, a Canon DSLR and Nauticam Housing System.
Recently, He started to dedicate himself to the world of photography competitions and write for some italian and international magazine publications and the results is giving him great satisfaction.
He hope in future to continue have new adventures and magical marine life encounters, to travel and take pictures of the underwater world, in order that those less fortunate than him can see the beauty of our “blue world” through his pictures !