Explorer, underwater photographer,
and writer, Alberto Luca Recchi
has been documenting the life of the oceans through images for over thirty years.

Once upon a time, there was the sea.
Not so long ago. It was still there when I was a child.
Regulator, mask, and fins had just been invented, and for the first time in human history, we glimpsed what had always lain hidden beneath the sea’s surface, discovering a second Paradise, after the earthly one lost long ago.
However, when you dive into the sea wearing a mask, what do you see? Almost nothing.
To you, it may seem normal, but in front of our beaches, there were once beautiful seabeds that today can’t even be seen in documentaries anymore.
Today, one must go to the ends of the earth to get an idea of what the sea used to look like.
The problem is us: we fish and pollute too much.
Fortunately, the sea has extraordinary vitality. If we leave it alone, the sea returns to how it was when I was a child. We can revive this second Paradise. Indeed, we must.
And do you know why? Because there is no third.

Alberto Luca




The Secrets of the Sea

A unique spectacle, merging captivating narratives with awe-inspiring visuals, offering a voyage into the mysteries and marvels of the oceans led by two remarkable guides: Piero Angela, the epitome of a knowledge disseminator, and Alberto Luca Recchi, an explorer and photographer of the sea who played a pivotal role in the pioneering Mediterranean expeditions in pursuit of sharks, whales, and sperm whales.
Alberto Luca Recchi stands as the sole Italian to have authored a photographic volume for National Geographic and to have delivered a presentation at the Explorers Club in New York.

The Giants of the Mediterranean, searching for sharks, whales, and sperm whales.

A book of Alberto Luca Recchi
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