Michael has been one of the best students ever at the Icon Photography School. He has dominated the monthly photography contest and his work has improved dramatically over time.
Michael is one of the few students who figured out early on that his passion for photography dovetails with his love of diving. He realized that he loves taking underwater photographs. Most students don't find their particular area of interest in photography until much later on. Some choose to focus on landscape photography or portrait photography. Some (like myself) never really find their niche because we love all kinds of photography.
If there is anything you can learn from Michael it's that it takes hard work, practice, and passion to create stunning photographs like this.
Have a look at some of his work over at DivingViews.com