Hello ocean lovers, 

My name is Aoibheann Gillespie-Mules and I have been based on the gorgeous island of Negros Oriental, Philippines for the past few years but recently relocated back to Ireland. I've created this website to help highlight the beauty and the importance of coral reefs and the wonders below the surface through photography.  Working as a Scuba Dive Instructor/Marine Conservationist, I've had the privilege of spending the majority of my days under the surface witnessing a little piece of the magic our oceans have to offer.

Sadly, I have also witnessed much of this magic being threatened by many different factors, from ocean temperature changes to plastic pollution, with more threats in-between. Coral Reefs are a precious resource for our planet. Scientists estimate that they host around 25% of all marine life while only covering approximately 0.1% of the sea floor.

Let me show you the beauty of these magnificent animals through my photographs.

"Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth's life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth's water is there. It's the blue heart of the planet - we should take care of our heart. It's what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won't get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power."

—Sylvia Earle

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