Born and raised in Korea, Jerome Kim has been based in the Philippines for the last 22 years. He considers the Philippines as his most favorite dive spot in the whole Coral Triangle because of the great macro opportunities as well as big pelagic and school of fishes.
He’s been traveling many diving destinations in abroad such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Maldives, Palau, Thailand and Taiwan etc. for different kind of subject hunting.
He is a professional architect who designed Korean Embassy in Manila and constructed 100+ projects in the Philippines and abroad.
He won more than 70+ awards from UW competitions in Korea, Philippines and Internationally.
He was a featured Photographer on magazines such as Scubadivers, Scubanet, Underwater World, Sea&Sea Magazine, EZDIVE, Underwaterphotography.com, Scubashooters.net e-Mag, Underwater Macro Photographers e-Mag, UWPhotographers, DivePhotoGuide.com, Divers Alert, Ocean Geographic and more.
His works are published on South China Morning Post (H.K), Washington Post, Divers Alert (US), Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Chosun, Dongah (Korea), and published on more than 30+ Magazines and Newspapers
He has been invited as VIP speaker to several prestige dive shows such as DRT, ADEX, SPOEX and TDEX
He has been judging panels of World Oceans Day Competition by United Nation, Asia UW Photo Challenge by EZDIVE, Drangon Cup by UWPIXEL, Okinawa Masterclass by Okinawa Tourism, Green Island UW Competition by Taiwan Tourism, UWMP competition, Deep Visions and more.
He starts and co-organized Anilao UW Photo Shootout with Department of Tourism of the Philippines for 3 years and it became one of the most successful UW competition events in the world now.
He also organized Okinawa Master Class and Underwater Dreamtour.