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Brandon Cole

Full-time professional wildlife photographer and writer specializing in the marine environment worldwide for more 30 years.

Why Tioman Island Is the Perfect Dive Detour

Tioman Island may be small, but the surrounding sea is packed with myriad sights, making it a dive destination you don't want to overlook.

Making Connections While Diving in Southern Japan

Language barriers don’t exist under the water. Here’s how one explorer forged new lifelong friendships while on a creature-spotting tour of southern Japan’s best diving spots.

Cabo’s Other Wild Side: Swimming with Blue and Mako Sharks

Wildlife photographer and writer Brandon Cole takes you on a thrilling ride into Cabo's wildest adventure; diving with sharks.


Emerald in the Rough: Hidden Gems of Canada

Cool critters and hot colors are signatures of British Columbia’s superlative scuba diving. Hundreds of dive sites await in the emerald seas surrounding 300-mile-long Vancouver Island.

Cape Hopping in South Africa on a Drive-And-Dive Trip is Peak Adventure

Photographer Brandon Cole uncovers South Africa’s oft-overlooked apex predators and psychedelic reefs in a drive-and-dive saga from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

Exploring the Underwater Splendors of Oregon

An underwater photographer road trips this underdived state to find adventure in his own backyard.

Bula to the Rainbow: Scuba Diving Fiji's Taveuni Island

A lifelong Cousteau devotee returns to the Soft Coral Capital to fin in his hero's wake — and find adventures of his own.

Five Fantastic Red Sea Shipwreck Dives

Incredible wrecks to dive in the Red Sea, from the *Thistlegorm* to the *Salem Express* and beyond.

Red Sea Scuba in Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh, at the southern tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, makes the perfect base of operations for some of the most interesting diving in the Red Sea.