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My name is Erling Tønnessen, born in 1969.
I work as a Piping Engineer at Sweco Mec as in Mandal.
I am so lucky to be married to a wonderful an understanding woman that let me keep doing the thing I love to do. (She is also a diver by the way).
I have three children that are the light of my life. The oldest (Semya) has now got the SSI open water certificate, and as you can see on several pictures she is a perfect underwater model :-). My two youngest children is also eager to start diving.
The camera has become a necessary equipment to bring with me below the surface. There is always something to shoot when diving . To always try to take better pictures than the last time is the challenge. I have been diving since 2003. Camera and uw housing was some of the first extra dive equipment I bought. Although the standard of the equipment has been improving over the years, the interest is the same now as back then. Most of the underwater photos I have on this site is from the local scenery around the waters of Mandal. The purpose of this page is to try to show the beauty of what we have in our local water and off all the beaches we have down here in the south Norway.
I also have an interest in taking pictures of wrecks around Mandal, to document them before they disappear for good.