Nonoy Tan started taking underwater photographs in 2001 using film-based cameras.  Since then, he has been awarded by various international organizations in Switzerland, United States, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, Philippines and the United Kingdom. He is also involved in the training of professional dive guides for underwater photographers. 

His images have been widely published and exhibited by institutions such as the Royal Photographic Society (UK) and the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History (US). He was Philippine correspondent for Denmark-based X-ray magazine (Global Edition). 

When not underwater, he works as a microfinance professional in Asia and Africa. His other interests include Philippine ethnography, specializing in the study of indigenous weaponry and religion. He currently lives in Beijng, China.








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