Marc Shargel and ProScuba Dive Center offer Underwater Photo Class
For the first time, author and prize-winning underwater photographer Marc Shargel will share his tips and techniques for photographing marine life. Beginning in January and running for eight consecutive Thursday evenings, Marc will teach a class in underwater photography at ProScuba Dive Center in Scotts Valley. The class includes in-water practice at a nearby swimming pool and an optional boat dive day. The class will be limited to twelve students, so if you're interested don't delay. Learn more.
Welcome to the Living Sea Images website
Our website gives you access to an "ocean" of marine imagery by Marc Shargel.
You can easily select pictures of any subject from our online library of images. As of November, 2014 there are more than 9,700 images here. Just type what you want in the "Search for..." area at top right.
You can browse our many galleries under the "Portfolio" menu choice. Or look into our Wonders of the Sea
series of books, framed photography for your walls, or our marine conservation work.
"I've seen a lot of changes in Central California's ocean since I began diving here in 1978. I first took a camera underwater in 1982.
Since then I've been using images to communicate the beauty and fragility of our marine life to people who might
otherwise never know about it."
— Marc Shargel
Browse our Books
Marc Shargel's Wonders of the Sea series of books,
currently at three volumes, is the most complete underwater photographic presentation of California's sea life available.
These gorgeous, full color coffee-table books will beautify any library or living room, and captivate adults and children alike.
The Wonders of the Sea books have been praised by marine biologists, conservationists, and members of California's
Fish and Game Commission. Copies signed by the author are available directly through this website.