About

MyFishGallery
is a website for scuba diving professionals, scuba divers and snorkelers. It has a big and growing picture database of saltwater marine animals. MyFishGallery has developed modules which make use of this database:
 


 
Who and why 
MyFishGallery is an idea of and is beeing maintained by Taco from the Netherlands. In the beginning of this century I spend one year backpacking through Asia. I spend much time on a great little island in the Gulf of Thailand: Koh Tao, where I did a divemaster course and guided fun divers.  

While diving and snorkeling around Asia I saw some amazing marine life and it bugged me that I could only log the names of fish. I felt the need to add pictures to my dive logs. I also felt the need to share my experiences with my family and friends.
 
A wonderful year went by and I returned to the Netherlands to continue my career in Human Resource Management.  During holidays I did some fun diving, but when time passed by I found myself not diving for a couple of years.
 
In 2011 I finally went back to Koh Tao and a lot had changed. However to my surprise the marine life identification tools where still the same: plastic fish ID cards, disintegrated fish ID books and discoloured plasticized pictures. I also expected an online tool would have been developed by now which integrates marine life pictures with a dive log. However I did not find a website or app to my liking.
 
The idea of a worldwide online tool of a dive log with marine life pictures stayed on my mind. In 2012 I was still enthusiastic about the concept and other divers and dive professionals felt the same. I decided to create it myself and let a creative company develop the idea, do the web design and the web development. 
In 2013 this website went online with almost 300 marine species living in the Gulf of Thailand. In 2014 and 2015 I improved the website, added more modules and expanded the database to more than 1200 species and 5700 pictures.


What’s next
Expanding the picture database is an on going activity. My aim is to have worlds most seen marine life (while scuba diving or snorkeling) in the database. MyFishGallery will expand one ecosystem (sea/gulf) at a time to make sure you can log most marine life you will see there.
 
In 2016 my focus will be on promoting the ‘templates and sharing’ module. This innovative and unique tool for scuba diving professionals let them quickly create a gallery and share it with the customers who joined the dive or snorkel trip. This module will improve customer service and helps scuba diving professionals to promote their business or themselves.


Register
To create dive logs with marine life pictures you need to be registered (it’s free).
Your e-mail address will not be shared or sold to a third party. You will get an e-mail notification when the dive center shares a gallery of a trip in which you participated.


Scuba diving professionals
can apply for additional modules. Dive centers will get 1000 free credits and individual professionals will get 500 free credits to try the ‘templates and sharing’ module. Both can also make use of the 'Fish (ID) cards' module for three months. If you want to continue using the modules after the trail period, then you need to buy credits or a subscription.


Contact
If you have any questions or remarks, please let me know via the contact button.


Kind regards,
Taco