Brent Durand Adventure Photographer

Brent Durand is an avid diver and photo coach working to inspire the next generation of ocean influencers.

Diving since 1997, Brent has presented to dive clubs and organizations up and down the U.S. west coast. He has worked in the dive industry since 2013 and writes a long-running column for Scuba Diving Magazine.

Beyond his full time career, Brent has produced and directed many international content shoots and product videos, applying his marketing background to maximize investment in strategy, execution, and content distribution. His freelance client list includes tourism boards, dive resorts, camera equipment manufacturers, dive equipment manufacturers, publishers, and media companies.

Brent started teaching through underwater photo workshops in the Bahamas, California, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, helping hundreds of guests take their photography to the next level. He also spent years reviewing cameras, housings, lighting, and all sorts of other underwater photo gear. His online photo instruction includes hours of video tutorials available at Brent Durand Underwater and on his YouTube channel, plus downloadable photo courses, gear guides and more.

“My goal is to inspire as many people as possible to live healthy lives connected to the natural world. Nature isn’t a place you go; nature is everything every moment. As humans we protect what’s important to us, and I want my work to continue inspiring future scientists, contest-winning photographers, and motivating outdoor weekend warriors to create positive change. There’s a lot of echo within small circles of outdoor communities and we need to shatter that echo chamber to create a real societal shift in mindset towards conservation and sustainability.”

Brent’s passion is creating unique images that convey raw ocean wilderness, most often while diving the rugged Northern California coast. When not working or diving, you’ll find Brent out on adventures with the family, riding trails and riding waves.

Watch his Adventure Diving video blog series on YouTube.


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Behind the Scenes

I was selected as the diver featured in SCUBAPRO’s Seawing Supernova launch campaign. This project was a blast: I was able to develop the shoot from scratch, script this video, and then produce, direct, act as talent, and shoot all still photos.

SCUBAPRO Seawing Supernova. Produced by SCUBAPRO 2022.

I’ve always been a strong believer in diving local and supporting our local dive communities.

Dive Local Casino Point. Produced by SCUBAPRO 2021.

I’m extremely honored to have been the ambassador for Citizen’s Promaster 200m Diver watch launch.

Citizen Dive Watch Promaster 200m Diver. Produced by Scuba Diving Magazine 2018.

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