Andrew Sallmon is a full-time underwater photographer, photo equipment sales representative, and SCUBA diving, Instructor.
He creates image content of marine life, the marine environment, and divers interacting and enjoying recreational diving. His work is published worldwide in print and on display in books, magazines, natural history museums, and public aquariums. Teaching UW photography classes for divers, guest speaker engagements and seminars at dive shows and other industry events, and assisting his photo equipment dealers keeps him busy when he is not underwater. He has been working with Sea and Sea since 1999. More about Andy’s images, classes, and trips can be found online at www.seait.com.
Andy and I met for the first time on a trip to Raja Ampat aboard the Pindito in 2002. Andy was along on assignment with Clay Wiseman for Sport diver magazine and back then, Pindito was the only boat in RA.
When talking about that trip Andy says “I will never forget what Bill told the crew when they were concerned over not having enough room for all the large flats of Bintang beer that Bill had ordered. Bill told them, –Then throw the “blankety-blank” dive tanks overboard to make room, or we aren’t going! – I about died laughing when I saw the crew’s smile and heard Edi Frommenwiler, the boat’s owner, say “okay, Bill, no worries, we think up something.”