ReefID: Share your Underwater Photography

By Michael Zeigler

ReefID: Share your Underwater Photography and Identify your Subjects

A great new tool to enhance your diving experience



Tired of scouring the internet and books in search of that subject in your photograph?  Want contribute your underwater photographs in a way that will benefit your fellow divers and underwater photographers around the globe?  Then you must check out ReefID.





What is ReefID?


A year ago, ReefID began collecting digital images from both professional and amateur underwater photographers in an effort to create the largest online, user friendly database of our ocean inhabitants available to date.

With these images, ReefID is creating a fun and easy way for its users to access and use this database to identify the inhabitants they encounter throughout their ocean adventures

By doing this, ReefID plans to move aquatic identification into the digital age by replacing the need to work through countless pages in multiple ID books and web sites to figure out what you saw.  Now, curious adventurers will be able to quickly identify their sightings from a computer or web enabled cell phone.  The main tool is called the ReefID Identifier.

It is ReefID's hope that by providing this tool along with a unique social environment, it will enhance everyone's ocean experiences and promote an increased awareness of our most treasured resource.



Get Involved by Submitting your Underwater Photography


By utilizing the power of the public, ReefID is in the process of building a fantastic online resource.  The photographs displayed are from all levels of expertise.  By doing so, everyone from the first time snorkeler wanting to know what they saw to the professional underwater photographer working to get a little more exposure can play a role in creating this resource for all to share.  Once you create an account, you can customize your profile, and start uploading your photos to your gallery. 

Just getting started with your underwater photography? Here's a great Guide for Beginners


Site Features

  • Identifier

  • News and Events
  • Travel Interviews
  • ReefSources
  • Member Adventures


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