Eric Hanauer founded the scuba program at Cal State Fullerton, and when he moved from coaching into teaching began shooting pictures underwater. He introduced thousands of students to the underwater world during his 35 years as an associate professor of kinesiology. In 1977, he broke into a new field with his first article in Skin Diver magazine. Over the past 40 years, his photos and articles have been published in magazines, books, posters, and electronically. He has written guidebooks to the Red Sea and Micronesia, as well as an oral history of diving in America and a history of Aqua Lung. Currently Hanauer is primarily shooting video, and his work as been selected for showing in festivals, on the internet, on iTunes, and in TV commercials. He is past president of the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (UFEX), and will be honored with a NOGI award by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences in November.