My name is Stephen Brumit and I am a cave diver who grew old, set aside the dual tanks and acquired an Ikelite housing and strobes. Since retirement I purchased a home on Bonaire, all of these photos are from there. My photos are used for the production of calendars which are used as gifts for business associates, friends, and family. I shoot a Canon 7D Mark II camera that I am currently upgrading to the Dry Lock System, with Ikelite strobes. My favorite lens is the Canon 60mm macro, I also use a Canon 100mm macro lens and a Tokina 10-18 fisheye frequently.
Balloonfish. Dive site: Something Special. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Coney, a small sea bass. Dive Site: Windsock. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Banded Tube Dwelling Anemone. Dive site: Something Special, night dive. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Spotted Eagle Ray. It allowed me to photograph it for 45 minutes, while feeding at a large sand flat. Took 650 frames on continuous mode, no flash, almost filled my 16gb SD card. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Orange Spotted Blenny. The pier abutment at Salt Pier. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Caribbean Reef Squid with Brown Chromis in background. Dive Site: Windsock. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Spotted Cleaner Shrimp. Dive site: Something Special. The Anemone was wedged between coral heads, so it was photographed with fins toward the surface and head down. I often find myself upside down for macro shots. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Long Snout Seahorse. Dive site: Alice in Wonderland. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Yellowhead jawfish cleaning its den, spitting out sand. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Chain Moray Eel. Dive Site: Corporal Meece. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Chocolate lined Topsail. A rare find at Salt Pier. © 2022 Stephen Brumit
Stephen Brumit is a former cave diver turned Bonaire retiree. He enjoys shooting macro photos at various sites across Bonaire with Yellowhead Jawfish, Blennies, and Cherub Angelfish being among his favorite subjects. Although Stephen isn't active on social media, maybe you're one of the lucky few who keep up on his work through his gifted calendars.