Eco-Photo Explorers (EPE) is a New York based organization formed in 1994 to help promote public interest in protecting the underwater environment through knowledge and awareness using underwater photography. Photography, multimedia presentations, lectures and freelance writing are all utilized to achieve this goal.
Our photography and writing have been featured in many national and international publications such as National Geographic Adventure, Immersed, Advanced Diver, Discover Diving, Diver Magazine, Lighthouse Digest and WW II Magazine as well as used by several educational and environmental organizations like the JASON Project (founded by Robert Ballard), Beneath the Sea, Boston Sea Rovers, Our World Underwater, Long Island Divers Association and the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium. For a complete list of other forums we have presented at, please review our references web page.
We have a large collection of high-resolution stock images of underwater photography which consists of, but not limited to underwater marine life, coral, reef formations, shipwrecks and other scuba diving related photography from around the world. We can also provide high-resolution stock images of insects, nature, wildlife and many exotic travel destinations. Our site also provides related information on all aspects of scuba diving, underwater photography, dive travel destinations and weather.
In the News
Official News: Old Ponquogue Bridge Shall Remain!
It has been officially determined that the Ponquogue Bridge South, a local Long Island Scuba Diving gem, is structurally sound and will remain in place.
Last Fall, the Long Island Divers Association (LIDA) was informed that the Town of Southampton was going to remove the Old Ponquogue Bridge due to the damage incurred during Hurricane Sandy. LIDA immediately met with the Town Engineer, Town Trustees, the Town Board, and the Town Supervisor, Anna Throne Hoist, to discuss the importance of the Bridge to not only the dive community but to the boating, and fishing community as well.
Barry Lipsky, President of LIDA, asked the Town to hire a Marine Inspection Agency to perform tests to the pilings, girders, joists, and decking before making any final decisions. The Town of Southampton granted this request and had the tests performed over the last few months. The tests results in general determined that only minimal work needed to be performed on the pilings. The Bridge therefore shall remain.
The Southampton Press wrote this week:
Mr. Warner said the ecosystem underneath the southern pier should remain almost completely as it is, as most of the work required for that structure would take place above water.
The town is still waiting to hear back about a $1.5 million grant that it applied for through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for relief following Hurricane Sandy. If received, that money would finance the renovations to both piers. However, if that grant money does not come through, the town has set aside more than $1 million to pay for the repairs.
Long Island Divers Association
- Download a copy of this Special Announcement (pdf)
Town Council Meeting (video)
East End Beacon Article
We will present at the following dive shows - View Details
- Long Island Diving Association (New York)
- Our World Underwater (Phoenix, Dallas/Frisco, Chicago)
- Boston Sea Rovers (Boston)
- Ohio ScubaFest (Ohio)
- Beneath the Sea (New Jersey)
New & Popular Programs - Book Now
- Iceland: Diving in the Land of Fire and Ice
- Beneath the White Sea: Ice Diving in the Russian High Arctic
- Puerto Galera and Verde Island: Jewels of the Philippines
- Long Island Maritime History: Stories of Tragedy and Rescue
- Haunted Long Island | Long Island's Ghosts and Hauntings
- Long Island's Haunted Lighthouses
- From Smuggler to Shipwreck: The Notorious Story of the Golden Venture
- The War Years: Long Island's History In Armed Conflict
Latest Publications & Magazine Contributions
Diver Magazine - UK (June 2015 Issue)
- Article Release: Missouri's Billion-Gallon Lake: Bonne Terre Lead Mine
Compliance Ethics Professional Magazine (June 2015 Issue)
- Article Release: A Tale of Shipwrecks, Human Trafficking, and Modern-day Slavery
- California Diver Magazine (Posted: 05/03/2015)
- Article Release: Aruba Bon Bini: Exploring Reefs & Shipwrecks of the Southern Caribbean
- Dive News Network - Scuba & H20 Adventure Magazine (March 2015 Issue)
- Article Release: Touching Megalodon: Searching for Fossil Shark Teeth In Florida
- X-Ray Mag (Posted: 03/01/2015)
- Article Release: Strýtan: Diving Iceland's Hydrothermal Vents
Diver Magazine - UK (February 2015 Issue)
- Article Release: Toothache: Fossil-hunting for divers in the Gulf of Mexico
- Dive News Network - Scuba & H20 Adventure Magazine (February 2015 Issue)
- Article Release: Puerto Galera and Verde Island: The Jewels of the Philippines
- Lighthouse Digest (January-February 2015, Issue)
- Article Release: Megalodon's Lighthouses
Experience the trip of a lifetime...
- Diving in Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice
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Ice Diving in the White Sea (Russian High Arctic)
Ice Diving Schedule
- Great White Shark Expedition (Guadalupe
Cage Diving Schedule
- Great White Shark Expedition (Farallon Islands, California)
Cage Diving & Topside Observer Schedule
- Crossing the Antarctic Circle Expedition
Diving Schedule | Expedition Information
- Montauk Shark Cage Expeditions (certified
Cage Diving Schedule | Shark Dive & Wreck Combo | Block Island Shark Expedition
- Rhode Island Shark Cage Expeditions (certified & non-certified)
Cage Diving & Topside Observer Schedule | More...
- Expedition to the Galapagos Islands
- Travel to Other Exciting Adventures
For Example: Spitsbergen, South Africa's Sardine Run, Socorro Islands and more...
Guest Diver Program
Information on various aquarium guest diver programs in the United States and in other parts of the world.
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