Swiss-born Kurt Amsler has one thing in common with many another diver: he was inspired by that great pioneer, Hans Hass. The year was 1956 when Hans was making diving history, Kurt was 10 years old at the time. "l read this book called Amongst Corals and Sharks he says, and from that moment on everything revolved around diving".

A Conversation with Kurt Amsler For this instalment in my Conversation With series you find me on the island of El Hierro out in the Atlantic, which before Columbus sailed to the Americas was thought of as the end of the world. It's a suitably dramatic destination to meet one of the undoubted legends of underwater photography, Kurt Amsler.