David Fleetham is one of the most widely published underwater photographers in the world. He began diving and photographing underwater in 1976 and has been in Hawaii since 1986. For the first ten years he photographed in the cold, but rich waters of British Columbia, Canada, and worked as a PADI Instructor and USCG Certified boat captain in various dive businesses in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. David's photographs have appeared in countless publications, with over two hundred magazine covers to date. His photograph of a sandbar shark appeared on the cover of LIFE in 1991, the only underwater image to ever be published on the cover. For many years David has been on assignments spanning the globe. He has done several assignments for National Geographic and his work has been used by BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The Cousteau Society, and every North American diving publication.