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After 10 years in the Internet industry, web designer Kelly Hale and developer Mike Schimanowsky sold all their worldly belongings, bid farewell to friends and family, packed a laptop and traded in the daily 9-5 for a life of nomadic freelancing and travel.

365 days, and 90 dives later, these are some of their favorite photos from our year in Southeast Asia.


About the Author

Kelly Hale
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I'm a freelance designer originally from Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, I quit my full time job, and sold all my belongings to Travel the world. I enjoy taking pictures of this crazy new life of ours and have a special passion for the life aquatic!

Comments (38)


isabelle001 says

My son(11) loves everything under water, and he loves you book He even made comments about the fishes you have in there...We voted for you, please check out my book Woman and vote for it if you like it.

posted at 03:04pm Nov 07 PST


kraelson says

These photos are simply amazing!! I love them all, but I especially like the clown fish on page 4 and the turtle on page 76. This book would make a great gift for any dive enthusiast! You've got my vote (#128)!
If you get time, please take a look at my kitten Wasabi's book in the Pets Category
Thanks! =)

posted at 06:56am Nov 07 PST


fyrelizard says

Wow! Your pictures are stunning! I loved the macro pictures; makes me want to plan my next dive trip! Congratulations on an awesome book.

posted at 10:39pm Nov 06 PST


huntsman-m says

Wow your cover is very moving--and when I went through your book the inside didn't disappoint. Each photo felt like a stand-alone work of art--congrats on taking very beautiful pictures and compiling them into a sumptuous journey of marine life! You have my vote--good luck and I wish you all the best!


posted at 09:54pm Nov 05 PST


kellyhale says

AdoptionLove - Yes I spent 6 months in the Philippines, and actually a lot of the photos in the book were taken there.

posted at 05:31pm Nov 03 PST


AdoptionLove says

We love visiting the aquarium. You got to see the real thing! Have you ever been on a dive in the Philippines? I think you would find some beautiful photo-ops there.

posted at 10:38am Nov 03 PST


kellyhale says

Thanks Oceanic.. you've got some nice pics too.

posted at 04:58pm Nov 02 PST


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