Lee Goldman

Lee Goldman grew up in Philadelphia and got his first taste of the underwater world on a scuba trip to Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. A year after his return from the warm waters of the Caribbean, he left for the Pacific Northwest, where he earned a degree in Marine Biology from Western Washington University. After producing and filming Sea Symphony, a video on the marine life of the Pacific Northwest, he spent the next ten years traveling around the world as a guide and biologist. In 2002, he earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Guam, where he investigated coral interactions and developed new techniques for culturing corals. He also helped to develop a community-based sea turtle awareness program. Lee is a certified scuba instructor, an avid birdwatcher, and kayaker. He now makes his home in the Philippines and divides his time between his wife and little girl, underwater photography, and guiding snorkeling and SCUBA diving programs in the Philippines and several other destinations in Indonesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Lee is the principal photographer and author of Snorkeler’s Guide to Marine Life of the Philippines, a book dedicated to the identification of more than 850 marine species in the shallow reefs of the Philippine Islands.