Dalibor Andres

Dalibor Andres was born in 1967 in Sisak, Croatia. He started taking interest in photography in elementary school, in 1978, participating in the work of the school photography section. At that time, he made his own apparatus for enlarging black and white photographs.

From an early age, he was fascinated by the underwater world and its mysterious actors, which he observed through the glass of the mask. In 2002, he completed the first course for autonomous diving and acquired flexible equipment for underwater photography and began researching the underwater world.

He often takes photos under the sea while snorkeling.  He likes to dive into the sea in the early morning hours when the underwater world is not disturbed by the hustle and bustle of the day. And that enchanting atmosphere is part of Andres’ works. Since 2002, he has been an active member of the Sisak Diving Club, and since 2009 he has been a member of the Photo Club Siscia Obscura.

He has dived into many world seas and waters. From Indonesia, through Thailand, the Maldives, the Red Sea, the Seychelles, the Mediterranean, our rivers, mountain lakes, the North Sea, the Azores, Cuba, and all the way to Mexico. His skills in underwater photography have been proven by winning numerous awards, publishing photos in various magazines and books, appearing at numerous photo exhibitions and participating in many festivals and competitions in Croatia and abroad.

The underwater motifs that he recorded traveled around the world on 13 postage stamps issued by the Croatian Post. He won the title of champion of Croatia in underwater photography twice (in 2013 on Hvar and in 2014 on Pag), and the high rankings he consistently achieves in underwater photography competitions place him at the very top of Croatian underwater photography.

He also participated in the World Championships in Underwater Photography organized by the World Underwater Federation (CMAS) in 2013 in Cuba, 2015 in the Netherlands and 2017 in Mexico. He achieved notable results in Cuba, with an excellent 4th place in the fish photography category and 12th place overall. He also participated in the first European Championship in Underwater Photography, which took place in Portugal (Graziosa Island in the Azores) in 2014, where he was 6th in the category of fish photography, while he was 12th overall.

His most significant success is the gold medal won at the 16th World Championship in Underwater Photography held in La Paz, Mexico in 2017, which he won in the macro photography category.

His message to you is “Take care of the sea because it is not a limitless resource!”

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