Steven Kovacs was born in Canada and has had a fascination for the underwater world from a very young age. He started diving in the cold ,rich waters surrounding Vancouver Island in 1999 and bought his first camera and Ikelite housing in 2001. A couple of years later he moved to Florida to pursue his passion in a more tropical setting. From there he quickly developed a passion for macro photography, with a special emphasis on underwater behaviors.

Recently he has become an avid enthusiast of blackwater photography which entails drifting near the surface at night in very deep water to photograph rarely seen pelagic and deep water species that migrate to the surface under the cover of darkness.

His current arsenal consists of both a Nikon D500 and D7000 camera in Ikelite housings with dual Ikelite DS 160 strobes.