I grew up a water-baby in Durban and must have been about eleven years old when I first donned a mask and fins to snorkel Vetchi’s next to the Durban harbour. I’ve been hooked ever since. I learned to free dive and scuba whilst studying in Cape Town where the water is cold and the sharks grow huge. After completing my studies I headed to Johannesburg where the busy business of a career and family took up much of my time. Nonetheless, diving remained my passion and one of my proudest moments was when my daughter qualified and then dived with me on a family trip to Wakatobi, Indonesia.
I’ve always had a thing for photography and it was natural to extend that interest to underwater photography. Now it’s become a passion and my diving these days is structured wholly around underwater photography.
These days, after a 28 year career in finance, I edit African Diver and am a pro photographer; teaching photography and selling my images. You can see my images on my website: Cormac McCreesh Photography
Since starting African Diver with Paul, I’ve learned so much about the marine environment and the threats to it. And so, African Diver has grown to encompass a strong conservation bias and ethic.
My hopes are that through African Diver we can introduce the world to what’s great about Africa, encourage us Africans to preserve our natural heritage and leave a living legacy of beauty and unspoilt seas to our childrens' children.