About Brent

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Brent Durand Underwater Photographer

Brent Durand is an avid California scuba diver, surfer, writer, photographer and marketer.

Brent has been diving since 1997 and working full time in the dive and underwater imaging industries since early 2013, building a career that blends passion and work into a lifestyle. His photography is widely published in print and advertising worldwide, with a production/photo/video client list that includes tourism boards, dive resorts, camera equipment manufacturers, dive equipment manufacturers, publishers, and media companies. He works full time as Brand Evangelist at SCUBAPRO, writes monthly for Scuba Diving Magazine and contributes to other scuba publications as time permits.

Brent has presented to dive clubs and organizations up and down the U.S. west coast. He has produced and directed content shoots in several countries, applying his marketing background to maximize investment in strategy, execution, and content distribution.

Brent has led 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.

“My goal is to inspire as many people as possible to live healthy lives connected to the natural world. As humans we protect what’s important to us, and I want my work to continue inspiring future scientists, coaching contest-winning photographers, and motivating outdoor weekend warriors who in turn affect their social networks. 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 shooting photo and video, mountain biking, surfing, or relaxing with the family.

View his imagery on Instagram / Facebook and watch his Adventure Diving video blog series on YouTube.


Behind the Scenes

I was selected as the diver featured in SCUBAPRO’s Seawing Supernova launch campaign. This project was a blast – from scripting the video to producing the photo/video shoot to being in front of the camera.

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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