Alex Dawson

Biography

When Alex took his first breaths underwater at the age of 19, little did he know that diving would come to shape a major part of his life.

He quickly became a dive master and later served as a military diver in the Swedish marines. In the following years, he worked with diving in Egypt, Sudan, the Canary Islands and Sweden.

Since 1999, Alex has been shooting for magazines, websites, brands, books, music videos and won many major underwater photo competitions all over the world.

Today, he works as a full time commercial photographer both above and below the surface.

”I have been using Mares products since I started diving and I have always like their durability and design. Actually, my absolute first piece of dive equipment was a pair of yellow Mares Avanti Quattro Fins. Now, 25 years later, they have travelled the world and joined me for thousands of dives. It was not until I became a Mares Ambassador that I exchanged them for a brand new pair of Mares fins, and my hope is that they will stay with me for equally as long as my first ones.”

He shoots with Nikon D850 in a Sea&Sea underwater housing with dome ports and extension rings. He always uses off camera lighting with a couple of 33,000 lumen lights from Big Blue dive lights and never uses strobes. He hasn’t even owned a macro lens or port for 10+ years.

"I like capturing divers in their moments the way we experience the underwater world through our masks. That’s why I only shoot the bigger picture."

Alex is thrilled to be a Mares ambassador since they have the best quality and greatest designs.