CART (0) FAVORITES turns 9

February 8 2017; 2:04am

Nine years ago today I launched the first version of Check out the original in this Internet Archive Wayback Machine capture from December 6, 2008. Since then hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed the site and it’s still going strong today.

As I look back on the years since 2008, I’ve had the good fortune to be able to photograph some amazing underwater places in countries around the World…the Galapagos, Hawaii, Mexico and Fiji, as well as my favorite local waters off Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Of the tens of thousands of photos I’ve taken on these trips, I have still only released a few, but I’m looking forward to releasing some new ones on the forthcoming edition of It has been a great ride so far, and I want to thank all of you who have visited, become friends, and purchased my photos over the years. Looking forward to the big 1-0 already! All the best, Derek