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Waterman: paddleboarder, swimmer, surfer, outrigger canoe paddler, bodysurfer, SCUBA and freediver, spearfisherman, kayaker, bodyboarder, water safety consultant and ocean rescue coordinator.

Adventure Racer/Triathlete/Ocean Racer

You can find and follow me on Twitter (!/bluewavechris ) and on Facebook ( ) and Instagram ( My instagram feed often has totally different content (mostly shot on my iPhone) than what shows up on Flickr.

Check out my underwater videos on my YouTube Video Channel under the username: bluewavechris.

If you like my photos and would like to use them in some way, please contact me and we can work something out, don't just grab them off this site. All of my images are © Chris Stankis Photography/Blue Wave Images, all rights are reserved, and yes I will legally take action against those who use my photos without my permission. Don't steal.

Update July, 2010:
I have begun uploading images for sale on imagekind:

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Underwater Photographer & Videographer

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In my photo stream there are photos taken with a variety of Canon cameras: the SD110 (3.2mp), S500 (5mp), SD550 (7.1mp) G7 (10mp) D10/D20 (12.1mp) and G1x (14.3mp) Powershots.

Plus I also shoot with a Canon T1i DSLR (15mp) and a Canon 7d DSLR (18mp).

I used or currently use the Canon dedicated UW housings for each of the Powershot cameras (You can read my reviews of the housings on For the Canon T1i, I use a Sea&Sea RDX550d housing. In water surf shots are taken with the Canon 7d, housed in a custom CMT surf housing, and occasionally a GoPro 3+ still/video POV camera.

Photos of bluewavechris (3)

  • \m/erry Christmas to everyone!!! by NiKoa B. Photography
  • PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER group gallery. Showcase galleries on display in PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER. New Updates ck. them out. by THATS RIGHT
  • World Oceans Day. by wakethesun.

bluewavechris' favorite photos from other Flickr members (8)

  • Mother & Child of the deep blue sea by Mor.gan
  • 2ndtimeout by shappell
  • DSC_0210 by gen-why media
  • Weird. by cody is rad
  • sign spotting - keep out by Aubrey Hord Photography
  • 14adena-R2-038-17A by Debmeister
  • broke by shappell

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    shappell says:

    "thanks to 'rescue' chris for taking so many fine shots of me in the water. the camera i use now is a hand-me-down from him and many of the fine shots you see of me are his lenswork. much mahalos for all your mentoring and imparted skills."

    November 26th, 2006

March 2006
the seven seas
I am:
Maui County Firefighter; Aquatic tour guide (contact me for more info); Underwater and Surf Photgrapher; Fitness and Sport Consultant and Coach; Endurance/Ocean Race and Event Coordinator; Water Rescue & Water Safety Consultant......yeah I manage to keep
Chris Stankis photography