Davide was born in Milan in 1965 but soon moved close to the sea. He lived with his family in Liguria and has been living in Trieste since 2010. He started to dive in 1984/85 with a professional diver course ENFAP and worked for three years in the field. In 1987 he moved to the Maldives islands where he spent three years working for the Club Vacanze tour operator. That’s where his passion for underwater photography started.
He uses Nikonos III, Nikon FM, Nikon F801S, Nikon F90, Nikon D90, Nikon D7100, and the current Nikon D500, and he is supported technically by Isotecnic for underwater housings and strobes, and Mares for diving equipment.
He is a member of the Italian Underwater Photography National Team and was the Italian Champion of the Underwater Photography National Competition in the years 1997, 1999, 2000, 2018 and 2019 (achieving second places in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2014, 2016 and 2017 and third place in 2005).