It’s all about water and light

What is Euphotica


(adj.) the uppermost layer of a body of water that receives sufficient light for photosynthesis and the growth of green plants



 (adj.) couche ou zone superficielle d’une étendue d’eau dans laquelle la lumière solaire est assez intense pour permettre la photosynthèse


In short: underwater photography using mainly natural light.
En bref: photographie subaquatique utilisant principalement la lumière naturelle.

An underwater experience

The Mermaid School Project

The Mermaid School project came to mind in a dream. And it’s an invitation for you to become part of it. I’d like to share with you my tail collection, my underwater photography skills and some breath-holding moments, in order to create a colorful underwater experience.

My name is Ioana. Friends call me Ioa

I am a photographer and an underwater light seeker.
I’m a nature lover, a researcher and a recycling maniac, with a PhD in Geography.
I am a certified National Geographic Educator.
The child within me is still alive and I will never stop playing.
I am one of those sea people who suffer from sea sickness.
I respect everything that is alive. With reticence towards mosquitoes.
I craft, do yoga, snowboard and play the piano. All of them with mediocre skills, but with passion and desire to grow.
I love to build, never to destroy. I believe in mindfulness and healthy living.
And I believe in a loving God, my Father.

Too many lines starting with I. Who are YOU?

And the ocean taught her how to drown in all things bigger than herself, the ocean loved her and knew everything that made her, and every time she walked to the shore, she smiled at the ocean because the waves told her story.

– R. M. Drake

What I do

Underwater Photography

ECO Activities for Children

Terrestrial Photography

Photography Lessons for Children and Adults

Developing Educational Materials