Craig Dietrich found his passion for photography in high school, eventually joining the U.S. Navy and serving both in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Naval Photographer on the U.S.S. Independence. Rejoining civilian life, he opened his own successful children’s and family photography business. Joining his two loves of photography and scuba diving, Craig is now an award-winning underwater photographer, has his work displayed in galleries in Carmel, California and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has had his work showcased in several dive publications, including a recurring blog on His wish is to get as many divers as possible just as excited about underwater photography so they can spread the word of how important it is to preserve our world’s most precious resource.

Craig offers a wide line of products–including images on paper, gallery wraps, and metal prints–on his website at as well as teaching underwater photography classes for all skill levels.