Andreas Schumacher (nicknamed Andy) was born May 23, 1977, in Neuss, Germany. Andy began diving in 2000 in Thailand and currently has just a short of 2,000 logged dives.
An independent filmmaker since 2005, Andy has produced promotional videos for Blue Planet Liveaboards, Emperor Divers Maldives and Indonesia, Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers, Sam´s Tours, Sinai Divers Egypt, Sea Bees Thailand, European Diving School France, Blue Adventure Diving Spain, Divin´Giens France, SMY Ondina Indonesia, Meridia Dive & Relax Maldives and more.
Andy uses a Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Nikon D7200 in BS Kinetics underwater housings. He also shoots with Action pro cameras and uses a DJI Mavic II Pro drone for aerial shots. Andy has been a Mares opinion leader since 2006 and is the Mares representative and video pro presenter at the annual MantaFest in Yap, Micronesia, and is a partner with Taucher.net.
I first met Andy at the annual BOOT Show held each January in Düsseldorf, Germany. Andy is a good friend of our German Marketing person, Mr. Daniel Brinkmann. Daniel and I were approaching Mares to dive gear company about sponsorships for our annual MantaFest Photo School & Competition and Andy was also there waiting to have his own meeting with them.
While waiting, we began chatting and realized that we had a lot in common, knew a lot of the same people and from that day, over 10 years ago, we have become really close friends. Andy is very personable and knowledgeable and a real pleasure to spend time with. Come meet him in person during one of our upcoming MantaFest programs. For more information and Andy’s work please visit Schumacher Film.