I met Alex at a dive photo workshop at Anilou, Philippines at the Crystal Blue dive resort, Feb/Mar 2014. From the first moment I met him, I was very impressed by his enthusiasm. He was very motivated to share his knowledge and experience. It was pouring out of him every moment on the boat, every moment on land. Alex is extremely approachable on any topic, there is nothing you could ask him that would give him pause or erase his smile. Even when we were working on our own gear, if he overheard a conversation about this or that not fitting or how is this supposed to work, he would drop what he was doing to dive into our midst to make himself available and helpful. Never pushy, always aware of our personal space, Alex was the most smiling enthusiastic person that we could have ever wished for. Absolutely no question was too small, too silly, too technical for him to tackle. In a very friendly way he was always asking to see my images, offering positive feedback, no matter how shy I was about offering my efforts for inspection by such a seasoned professional. We achieved significant benefits from the morning image review from the previous day. Always laughing, joking, smiling, a real pleasure to be around. Even during surface intervals Alex was there for every diver, no matter how experienced at photography or (in my case) not. Even the outstanding experience of host Mike and his staff at Crystal Blue was enhanced by the presence of Dive4Photos. If there was a rating above 5 stars I would gladly award it.