Italian photographer Pier Mane fell in love with being underwater and started diving in 1985 at the age of seven! He was certified at a Club Med at 12 and became a diving instructor prior his 18th birthday. He interrupted his diving after college to pursue a career in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Management. In 2014, when he rented a digital underwater camera from Kathy Church in Grand Cayman, and rediscovered his passion for diving and underwater photography. He purchased his own rig, an EM-1, which he really enjoys shooting. He recently won the Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 title.