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Meet Costa Rica-based photographer, videographer, scuba-fanatic and submersible pilot Roy Kimhi!

Roy is one of the featured photographer’s in Photography for a Change’s incredible online show. As a quick recap for those of you who haven’t already heard, Photography for a Change, provides exquisite photographs of our natural environs.  This show features four photographers who have generously donated their images and prints to support Turtle Island Restoration Network.

Here’s what you need to know about Roy!

Roy Kimhi was born in 1991 in a small town called Rehovot in the center of Israel. Kimhi has always been passionate about the oceans and at the age of 15 he made his first trip along the beautiful coasts of Sinai Peninsula, the Red Sea. It was there that Kimhi made his first journey into the underwater world, in this case simply snorkeling, and discovered his calling. On that date he made a decision to commit his life to becoming a scuba diver and further discovering the aquatic world. At the age of 16 Kimhi completed his Open Water course in Eilat, the Red Sea.

He soon discovered the world of underwater photography and videography as he began to shoot underwater. A few years later, Kimhi made the decision to become a diving instructor and to pursue shooting underwater professionally. Kimhi has extensive experience as an underwater photographer, having had the privilege of shooting in the Maldives Islands, Similan Islands, Thailand, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Cocos Island in Costa Rica, the underwater caves of the Cenotes in Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Kimhi is a SeaMagine “DeepSee” submersible pilot, working with Undersea Hunter Group on Coco’s Island, Costa Rica.

He is also the founder and photographer of “Wet & Dry Photographs” project. He is an ocean enthusiast and a marine conservation media activist.

His marine conservation work started at the beginning of 2014 when he started a shark conservation campaign called “Jaws Generation.” He is currently filming a documentary about the story that stands behind the shark finning industry in Costa Rica, and recently went on an expedition to Cuba to cover the last virgin spot in the Caribbean Sea.

His current project, “Ocean Speakers,” is documentary that will take the audience on a journey from the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, through the underwater caves of Mexico all the way to the Cristal clear Caribbean waters of Cuba. The film’s goal is to inspire action, build an understanding about marine global issues and provide simple solutions about a better blue future.