Jacques de Vos
Jacques de Vos is an award winning Underwater Photographer, Cameraman and Filmmaker who started his journey by following his passions for the ocean and diving by exploring both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans of the Cape Peninsula in Southern Africa. He has always lived close to the ocean and has been freediving for over 15 years capturing stunning images of everything from kelp forests to freedivers and large marine life such as orcas, humpback whales, dolphins and sharks. While he has received several prestigious awards along the way for both his media work and films, he has also contributes his time year round to research and conservation efforts linked to orcas, and also runs orca expeditions in the Norwegian Arctic as the founder and co-owner of Arctic Freediving.
Jacques work has been published in magazines and books throughout the world and he has worked as a cameraman for companies like the BBC, Epic TV and Red Bull. His own films - for example the orca short film 'From The Shadows' has won several international accolades and have been featured in multiple international film festivals. In addition to a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, Jacques is also a SCUBA Instructor, Commercial Diver as well as Freediving Instructor Trainer. As a freediving instructor Jacques spent nearly 5 years living and working in Dahab (Red Sea), teaching courses and assisting with competitions and world record attempts while working with Freedive International.