Marco, originally from Austria, has been a professional dive guide since the age of 15. He has studied Digital Film in Berlin and has been working for several public TV stations in Germany as camera assistant. Since 2011 he lives in the Maldives and works full time as a base leader, dive guide and underwater photographer. His main interest in the past years has been the unknown macro world in South Ari Atoll.
Marco has been a main contributor for Manta Trust and Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) over the years and he has been part of Sea Shepherd Operation Jairo in Costa Rica.
In 2017 he got awarded Runner Up at the Ocean Geographic competition in the Novice Photographer of the year category. In the past 2 years he has been finalist in many international competitions such as Ocean Arts, Anilao Shootout, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Their World and many more.