Published Work
The Abacos
Costa Rica
Gulf of Mexico
St. Thomas
Turks & Caicos
Dale Sanders

Contact Information:

Dale Sanders
Phone & Fax
(813) 920-3125

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General Biography, Credits & Credentials


Articles & Image Credits:

Nat. Geo's Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine, New York Daily News, Caribbean Travel & Life, Florida Sportsman, Islands & Coastal Destinations, Travel World International, Boating Magazine, Times Spectator, Sport Fishing, Scuba Diving Magazine, Caribbean Voyager, Sport Diver, Shipwrecks, Coastal Angler, Florida Sportfishing, Gaff, Scuba Times, Underwater USA, National Audubon Society Guides, Northwest Travel Magazine, Small Ship Cruises, Continental Airlines Dive Travel Guide, Antique Bottle and Glass Collector Magazine, Air Aruba's in Flight Mag. Kwihi, Ramada's Traveler, Fisheye View, Wave Water Sports Magazine, Best of Tampa Bay, Treasure Diver, Diving World, Florida Scuba News, Travel World News, Caribbean Sports & Travel, The State of Florida's Official Boating and Diving Guide, The Bahamas Official Cruising, Fishing, Marinas & Resort Guide, Bed & Breakfast America. For examples of published work CLICK HERE

Academic & Media Credentials:

- Dale holds a degree in Oceanography & Marine Geology from the University Of South Florida.
- Active media member of Society Of American Travel Writers ( )
- Active media member and past President of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association ( ). Dale is presently the Committee Chair of FOWA's Past-Presidents' Council.
- Active media member of Southeastern Outdoor Press Association ( ).
- Active media and board member of the North American Travel Journalist Association ( ).
- Active media member International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association & Co-Chair Cruise Excellence Award Committee ( ).
- Associate Editor for
- Travel Editor for Antique Bottle and Glass Collector Magazine.
- International Travel Examiner covering Island & Coastal Destinations ( ).

Travel Writing & Photographic Expertise:

Multi-award winning photojournalist and travel photographer specializing in: Islands & coastal destination travel, cruise travel, adventure travel, luxury destination travel, tropical resort destinations, historical travel, antiques & collectibles, outdoor & water sports travel, spa & well being travel, boating & maritime history, and other specialty destination topics.

Equipment & Camera Gear:

As a travel and outdoor photojournalist Dale places an emphasis on being on hand to cover events in targeted tropical locations.  Hence, he keeps a sportfish on the Florida Gulf Coast, and lives on a freshwater lake north of Tampa for water related assignments.

Dale was one of the first to convert to digital photography many years ago.  Thus, he has an extensive Pro Nikon digital FX system, and Nikonos underwater system, while still retaining film camera bodies if needed.  Additionally, Dale utilizes a specialty housed camera for shooting "over under" shots in water.  He also maintains a very sophisticated digital scanning and post production studio utilizing Photoshop CS4, Aperture, and a Nikon 16 bit scanner.

National Media Awards:

Dale has received over 20 Excellence In Craft Awards from several nationally recognized media organizations for his work in photojournalism, travel writing, photography, outdoor writing, and underwater photography. For a complete list of Dale's awards CLICK HERE

Commercial Credits:

Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Tourism Ireland, Splash Water Sports, Aruba Tourism, Palazzo Resort Las Vegas, Overton's, Bass Pro Shops (catalog & photo pro for Legends Bass Tournament), Divi Resorts, Outer Banks Outfitters, Continental Airlines, Caradonna Caribbean Tours, Divers Direct.  Plus, numerous other fashion and watersports catalogs. Dale has also prearranged and coordinated location commercial photo-shoots for camera and video crews on the following islands or locations: Cozumel, Antigua, Grand Cayman, Lighthouse Reef Belize, St. Martin, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Ambergris Cay Belize, Little Cayman, Sint Maarten, Florida Gulf Coast, Curacao, Akumal Mexico, St. Lucia, Bimini Bahamas, and three shoots on Aruba.

Stock Film List by Destination:

Aitutaki, Alaska, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas (Extensive Abacos & Exumas), Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bequia, Bonaire, Bora Bora, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada (Victoria),Canouan, Caymans, Cook Islands, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida (Extensive Keys & Gulf Coast), Germany, Greece (Gytheio, Sparta, Delphi), Greek Islands (Heraklion, Crete, Lindos, Rhodes), Grenada, Guatamala, Honduras, Huahine, Italy (Extensive all areas), Jamaica, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayreau, Mexico (Akumal, Yucatan), Missouri, Moorea, Nevada (Las Vegas, Reno) Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent, Puerto Rico, Rhodes, Rarotonga, Rhodes, Roatan, Saba, Sicily, St. Barths, St. Croix, St. John, St. Lucia, Sint Maarten, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Sicily (Lipari & Aeolian Islands), Spanish Virgin Islands, Switzerland, Taha'a, Tahiti, Turkey (Kusadasi, Ephesus, Marmaris, Istanbul, Kaunos, Bodrum), Turkish Cyclades, Trinidad, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Union Island, US Virgin Islands, and Washington (Seattle). To view images of all travel destinations and specialty catagories CLICK HERE

Focus and Special Interests:

Travel assignments & stock images are Dale's focused pursuits.

Assignment interests are:  Islands & coastal destination travel, cruise travel, adventure travel, luxury destination travel, culinary travel, tropical resort destinations, historical travel, antiques & collectibles, outdoor & water sports travel, spa & well being travel, boating, adventure travel, eco-tourism, Caribbean or tropical travel, small ship cruise travel, bare boat cruise travel, shipwreck & maritime history, sportfishing, dive travel, nautical artifacts & glass bottle collecting, Mediterranean travel, free-diving & snorkeling, metal detecting, and other specialty destination topics.