Rick Tegeler Ph. D. – founder,

award winning photojournalist

and oceanographer.

Diving since 1959, Rick is an award winning, internationally known and recognized photojournalist residing in British Columbia. For the past fifty years, he has dived, photographed, written about and travelled extensively in the band of Tropics around the world amassing a stock library of over 50,000 images.


Rick’s sensitive camera eye captures the mystique and incredible beauty of the little known world beneath the surface of the world’s oceans. Many of the resulting photographs are masterpieces. His interests have taken him to the Red Sea, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Sri Lanka, the Netherland Antilles, Micronesia, Central and South America, Hawaii, all over the Caribbean, the Philippines, Australia, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea and many more exotic locations.


In addition to his underwater photography, Rick’s images encompass a vast range of subject matter from the Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta, to the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea.  Lately his local interest has found him chasing ghosts and lost mines in Nevada, California, Idaho and British Columbia.

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“This man has lived an enviable life. Through his photography we get to share, just a little, in the captured moments of his adventures.”
Jeff Pilsner
‘Rick and Barbara are the most incredible couple I have ever met. Having known Rick for over 20 years, he is one of the world’s most incredible and amazing people living life to the fullest and I am glad to call him a friend. I suggest that everyone read HAVOC written by Rick and enjoy a great adventure.’
Chris and Patty, JuicyHeads


Having travelled the world for 50 years capturing amazing underwater images – Rick has a few stories to tell…


I am happy to report the launch of this site:  www.photodiveinternationa.com  ...  It has been a long process and one that was seriously overdue as [...]