RICK VOLLARO

I’ve been captivated by the ocean and its inhabitants since my earliest memories; it seems it was simply ingrained in my DNA. My career began in public accounting, transitioned into a period as a marine mammal trainer, and finally landed me in the investment sector. A few years ago, I abandoned the pursuit of fluctuating financial markets and relocated my family to South Florida. This move was to be nearer to the water, diving opportunities, and the marine creatures I adore. I currently live in Jupiter and have the pleasure of frequently guiding dives in the West Palm Beach area.

Living in South Florida is essentially a dream for an underwater photographer! It’s exhilarating to have the ability to dive the Blue Heron Bridge for exceptional macro-opportunities, and then switch to offshore diving with sharks, turtles, and large groupers that inhabit the area. I also relish its proximity to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. My journey in underwater photography began with a Sealife camera, but I have since upgraded to a mirrorless Sony setup for most of my shoots. Being part of the South Florida Underwater Photography Society provides a rewarding experience, connecting with others who share the same passion for capturing the ocean’s magnificent beauty and life.

I’ve been captivated by the ocean and its inhabitants since my earliest memories; it seems it was simply ingrained in my DNA. My career began in public accounting, transitioned into a period as a marine mammal trainer, and finally landed me in the investment sector. A few years ago, I abandoned the pursuit of fluctuating financial markets and relocated my family to South Florida. This move was to be nearer to the water, diving opportunities, and the marine creatures I adore. I currently live in Jupiter and have the pleasure of frequently guiding dives in the West Palm Beach area.

Living in South Florida is essentially a dream for an underwater photographer! It’s exhilarating to have the ability to dive the Blue Heron Bridge for exceptional macro-opportunities, and then switch to offshore diving with sharks, turtles, and large groupers that inhabit the area. I also relish its proximity to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. My journey in underwater photography began with a Sealife camera, but I have since upgraded to a mirrorless Sony setup for most of my shoots. Being part of the South Florida Underwater Photography Society provides a rewarding experience, connecting with others who share the same passion for capturing the ocean’s magnificent beauty and life.

I’ve been captivated by the ocean and its inhabitants since my earliest memories; it seems it was simply ingrained in my DNA. My career began in public accounting, transitioned into a period as a marine mammal trainer, and finally landed me in the investment sector. A few years ago, I abandoned the pursuit of fluctuating financial markets and relocated my family to South Florida. This move was to be nearer to the water, diving opportunities, and the marine creatures I adore. I currently live in Jupiter and have the pleasure of frequently guiding dives in the West Palm Beach area.

Living in South Florida is essentially a dream for an underwater photographer! It’s exhilarating to have the ability to dive the Blue Heron Bridge for exceptional macro-opportunities, and then switch to offshore diving with sharks, turtles, and large groupers that inhabit the area. I also relish its proximity to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. My journey in underwater photography began with a Sealife camera, but I have since upgraded to a mirrorless Sony setup for most of my shoots. Being part of the South Florida Underwater Photography Society provides a rewarding experience, connecting with others who share the same passion for capturing the ocean’s magnificent beauty and life.