Dutch underwater photographer Dray van Beeck, greatest-known for his imaginative digitally manipulated pictures, has died at the age of 60 just after contracting dengue fever. 

Van Beeck was supervisor of Bali Diving Academy, a PADI 5* facility based in Pemuteran in the north of the Indonesian island, and also oversaw the centre’s photographic schooling, conducting a extensive assortment of workshops.

He died on Monday, 19 April. “One of our most valued users, Dray Van Beeck, has passed away,” said the centre. “He will be deeply missed. Be sure to preserve Dray’s family, especially [his wife] Karin, in your views as they go via this tricky time.”

​Dengue fever has been rife in Bali a short while ago, however generally in densely populated locations. On 8 April van Beeck experienced posted on social media that he experienced been contaminated. “Since I’m Dutch and survived a lot worse it does only give me fever,” he wrote at the time.

Acquiring beforehand endured from cardio-pulmonary problems, he experienced just received the all-crystal clear: ”Heart is good, lungs are crystal clear (never ever considered I would at any time hear individuals text) and then this freakin’ dengue.”

Van Beeck researched and taught art in the Netherlands but in 1997 began diving, turning out to be a dive experienced the adhering to year. He went on to work as an teacher in Malaysia, the Canary Islands, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Egypt, the place he performed underwater photography workshops for the six many years to 2012 for Blue O Two.