ELI MARTINEZ (PUBLISHER/EDITOR) As the founder behind SHARK DIVER magazine, Eli has become a formidable entity in the shark diving community, pushing and changing what is known about sharks and the way sharks are seen. He is also no stranger to the dangers posed by extreme sports or big animals, having spent 6 years as a rodeo bull rider. His love of adventure and nature is what inspired him to create SDM. "This magazine was created to show the beauty and excitement of the shark species, as well as to help destroy the myth that sharks are mindless monsters." Disillusioned by conventional diving mags and documentaries, Eli drew his inspiration for all of SDM's projects from the action sports genre; rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking. In 2006 Eli produced his first full feature film, Summer of the Sharks,. His creative vision continues to push the envelope...
Eli has been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world for his work, and has worked as a host/cameraman/ safety diver for the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic channel, CNN and NBC's The Today Show.
Read Eli's Blog, "Notes from a Shark Junkies Journal."
To contact Eli for interviews, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (956) 279-8119.
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HERE IS A VIDEO OF ELI'S WORK...
Eli Martinez, High-fiving a shark! The image that went around the world. This image of Eli high fiving, Taxi the lemon shark, was published in newspapers and websites in the UK, Germany, Lebanon, Australia, Denmark, and in the US, it was featured on Inside Edition, Yahoo's home page (photo of the day), Comedy Central's website and People Magazine's website.