Maggs Ashton

Underwater photography

As I drop below the thoughts of life above the surface fade into oblivion, being replaced with the wonders that await.

No two journeys are ever the same, my images being just a glimpse of the world that unfolds. After many years of enjoying our seas, I still get the same excitement and anticipation at the start of every dive.

The adventure started in 1996, I had always loved the sea and became fascinated by the life below the surface. Once I got my first underwater camera back in 2005 underwater photography became my passion.

A dive can be recorded and relived though the sequence of images.

Flooded housings aside, I have been fortunate enough to create a collection of images some of which are on display. I never tire of this underwater world and am ever mindful of how lucky and privileged I am to have been allowed to experience it.

The aim of my collection is to share a small part of that with you, and hopefully these images give you a completely different view of our beautiful part of the world.

All images on display have been taken off the North Devon coast including Lundy Island.


Venue 25




At public car park


Ilfracombe Dive Club
Ropery Road
EX34 9EF

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Phone: 07973 858 512