Andreas Schumacher (nicknamed Andy) was born May 23, 1977 in Neuss, Germany. Andy began diving in 2000 in Thailand and currently has just 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, Meridis Dive & Relax Maldives and more.
Andy uses a Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Nikon D7200 in BS Kinetics underwater housings. He also shoots with Actionpro 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 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.