Dr. Sarah Schuebl
CEO & Founder of
Diving Specials GmbH
Sarah loves PINK and is a passionate scuba diver who dedicated her life to the oceans.
She is in love with Mermaid Protector® wetsuits due to the smart functionalities, but also the unique design. Her mission is to get more people to dive and experience the best dive destinations on our plante with awesome diving deals up to 50% off. She is the founder of www.divingspecials.com. Diving Specials is the biggest platform for worldwide dive vacation deals nowadays. Joint Diving Specials is free of charge.
Professional Underwater Photographer
Manuela Kirschner has been diving for more than 30 years with the same joy, enthusiasm and curiosity as during her first descent into the miracle world the seas.
She has won several prizes in national and international underwater-photo competitions. Aside, she is a dive instructor and e rebreather instructor. Together with her husband Dr Matthias Bergbauer she is engaged in ID-Books projects such as the Indo-Pacific Reef Guide and the Mediterranean Sea Guide. More books are in production.
Moreover, she is running the dive Magazine Silent World. With dive travel as the main focus, he regularly also writes about marine conservation projects.
Aside from that, with her marine biodiversity project on Instagram @Manuela.Kirschner she presents pictures of species, together with short ecological descriptions and, if relevant, information about their conservation status. Because she believes people only protect what they know.
Writer, Cinematographer, Director
„I am an underwater filmmaker with over thirty years experience diving with and filming the beautiful and fascinating creatures of the sea. Most of my films have been documentaries, commercials or corporate films but I have recently embarked on a feature film entitled “Shark Whisperer“ which I wrote and am filming in the Bahamas. It is a fictional adventure about a little girl who makes friends with an injured tiger shark and soon learns that everything she has beed taught to fear about sharks is untrue and the most dangerous predator in the sea is man. It is an exciting and adventurous story with a strong conservation message that I believe will appeal to young people and inspire them to undo the harm their parents are doing to the ocean ecology and especially to sharks. Hollywood, with films from “Jaws” to “Sharknado” has done measurable damage by causing irrational fear and hatred towards sharks. “Shark Whisperer” will be the first feature film ever to show sharks in an honest and positive light."
Diving Legend, Ocean Lover, Shark Protector
Born and raised in the Bahamas, Stuart Cove has been diving nearly as long as he's been walking. His father, who is a fourth-generation dentist and avid diver, taught Cove about scuba at age 5.
Soon, Stuart found himself working on one of his uncle's dive boats. He was initially encouraged to be like his dad and become the family's next dentist, but a debilitating tremor in his hand that would have required daily medication led him down a far more exciting career path.
He opened what serendipitously turned into one of the most successful scuba operations in the World, offering experiences that include interacting with sharks in one of the best locations.
Professional Award-Winning Underwater Photographer
Ken Kiefer is an award-winning underwater photographer based out of Huston, TX. His goal is to create stunning imagery that builds love and wonder for the underwater world.
He does a majority of his work with lard predators; sharks, crocodiles, and rays but also likes to show the beautiful interactions of humans with these often-misunderstood animals. Ken brings an artistic twist to submerged visions, whether it be oceans, or swimming pools.
Martin Aigner Photography, Reef Village Project
Martin was born in 1971 in Upper Austria and was already interested in photography and the underwater world in childhood. He has more than 30 years of diving experience, is a DIWA Certified Master Scuba Instructor and can look back on more than 3000 dives in almost all waters of the world.
He is a commercial photographer and has been over and under for over 20 years.
Countless works prove the success of his work.
Numerous publications (including National Geographic, underwater, diving …) and exhibitions of his paintings in Germany and abroad underline the quality of my work.
He is always happy to be a guest speaker at the Vienna Higher Graphic Federal Training and Research Institute and teach Artistic Photography
Among her clients are renowned companies like Heineken, L`Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Alternative Hair Show, Hilton International, Esterhazy, Kursalon, City of Vienna, Segafredo, Lavazza and many more. He gives numerous workshops on the subject of underwater photography and am FotoPro coveted tour guide around the globe. He is a brand ambassador and supported by: Aqualung, Isotta, Poseidon Diving Systems, Shark Skin, Ameo Powerbreather, Mermaid Protector® and Nikon."
Dr. Daniela Rodler
Professional Mermaid, Underwater Performer, Veterinary Anatomy Scientist
Daniela Rodler, known as „Munich Mermaid“, is an international performing underwater artist, combining diving, apnea, ballet and acting for her work as a mermaid, model and stunt. She supports animal protection projects and charity, and is mascot for a German environmental party.
Next to whale sharks and stingrays her favorite shooting partners are giant sturgeons and seals. Daniela already experienced many great adventures www.munich-mermaid.de
As a certified scuba- and apnea diver, Daniela loves the versatile Mermaid Protector® suits whose sealife inspired patterns always enchant her anew.
Model, Fitness Guru, Ken Kiefer's Muse
Kimber — a native Texan — loves the adventure of traveling, exploring the ocean, and underwater modeling in all settings.
Kimber usually finds herself in front of the camera or shooting behind the scenes. Lately, she has picked up a fondness for creating her own special images behind the camera too.
Kimber is a PADI Divemaster and has been diving for over 20 years. She is a major shark advocate and loves the opportunity to educate and help others understand sharks and their importance in keeping the oceans healthy & balanced. Small steps make a big impact in Ocean Conservation and Ken and I hope that our underwater work contributes in some way to help educate people and work towards saving the ocean and its inhabitants.
She and her husband Ken work as a team to create underwater art. They have a passion for everything underwater and use it as a platform to educate and share their experiences with others. Hoping that is motivates and inspires others in their life goals and dreams.
If you want something in life, you can have it: with time, passion, drive, dedication, consistency and hard work anything is possible. Never allow self-doubt and fear to hold you back from doing something you love
“The sky is the limit and don’t let anyone or anything stop you from achieving your goals,” says Kimber. “It all begins with believing in yourself—never give up and always be YOU!”
Underwater Model and Ballet Dancer
"Als Kind der 80er in Wien zur Welt gekommen begeisterte ich mich bereits im Babyalter für das nasse Element. Mit 4 Jahren konnte ich schwimmen wie ein Fisch und meine Mutter hatte große Mühe, mich aus dem Wasser zu bekommen. Große Teile meiner Kindheit verbrachte ich an Kärntner Seen und am Meer. Bei meinen staatlichen Studiengängen des klassischen Balletts, Bühnentanz, Musicals sowie Schauspiels entwickelte ich ausgeprägtes Körperbewusstsein sowie große Liebe zu Ästhetik und Kunst. Anfang 2012 lernte ich meinen zukünftigen Mann Martin Aigner bei meinem ersten Unterwasser Shooting kennen. Für mich, von Beruf Tänzerin, Sängerin und Schauspielerin war es eine Première. Mittlerweile führen Martin und ich jedoch regelmäßig künstlerische Fotoshootings in größeren Tiefen im Meer und heimischen Seen, oft begleitet von unseren Studenten der Unterwasserfotografie, durch. Niemals jedoch fehlt uns beiden die Zeit, im Pool der H2O Diving Academy Neusiedl immer wieder aufs Neue kreativ zu sein und wunderschöne Serien, wie zB. Mermaid Seduction, entstehen zu lassen.
Das 2016 begründete gemeinsame Non-Profit-Projekt „Reefcalendar – the project for our seas!“ liegt uns ganz besonders am Herzen. Jedes Jahr wird ein Kunstkalender herausgegeben dessen Erlös zu 100% in Projekte zum Erhalt und Schutz unserer Gewässer fliest. Wir möchten damit auf die akuten Missstände im Bereich Umweltverschmutzung, Überfischung und Artensterben aufmerksam machen sowie unseren Teil zu einem größeren Bewusstsein und der Verbesserung dieser bedrohlichen Zustände beitragen."