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Jillian Morris – Jul 07

Jillian grew up on a lake in Maine and her love for water started at an early age. Snorkeling with manatees at the age of 9 solidified her desire to work with marine animals. An internship with Mote Marine Lab’s Center for Shark Research sparked her continuing exploration & research of sharks around the world.

After graduating from the University of New England with a degree in behavioral biology, she took a job as divemaster/naturalist & crew on a research vessel based in Key West. Onboard Jillian worked with National Geographic, Mote Marine Lab, Wes Pratt & Jeff Carrier, Sylvia Earl, NOAA, National Marine Sanctuaries, Dr. Samuel Gruber and REEF. It was during this time that Jillian was first introduced to underwater photography and video.

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Tony Liddicoat

Tony Liddicoat has been diving for over 44 years, and has recently published a book of his career entitled “Five Bells” Job Done.  One of the book’s typists commented, “I don’t know how you’re still alive.”

Tony pursued commercial, military, and recreational diving and his diving career has taken him all over the world. In 1981 he was named British “Diver of the Year”. The pictures below cover his time diving as a wreck excavator in Kenya, his military assignments in Germany and the Falkland Islands, as an Army diving instructor in Belize, and his commercial and recreational diving throughout Europe.

Visit his website at www.tonyliddicoat.com

You can read about his new book by clicking here.

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Valerie Lyttle

Valerie started diving in 2001 after a trip to Australia opened her eyes. After certifying in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest she never looked back, quickly taking course after course and diving week after week. She discovered a love of videography and still photography, which deeply enhanced her love of critter watching.  Now Valerie is a PADI Divemaster, DAN and EFR instructor, REEF surveyor and avid photographer/videographer. After several warm water dive trips, she still loves the cold water diving of the Pacific Northwest and the unique creatures within.

Fred Drake & Snorkel Alaska

I started diving in 1978 on a family trip to Bermuda with Dave McCleod’s Skin Diving Adventures. I was certified as an Open Water Diver in 1980 by Dave McCleod himself. While attending Humboldt State University in Northern California I majored in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Outdoor Education. At HSU I took PADI Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses. After graduating I took the PADI IDC with Ocean Enterprises in San Diego, CA. I then continued to work with the HSU SCUBA program as the Support Instructor.

In 1989 I was offered a job with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Dive In Program leading snorkeling tours at every destination. NCL sent it’s first ship, the M/S Windward, to Alaska in 1994 and cruise ship based snorkeling in Alaska was born. In 2001 I started Snorkel Alaska. The tour is offered on all the major lines visiting Alaska. The Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure has been voted the Shore Excursion of the Season for the last 6 years in a row by our guests from Princess Cruises.

In 2007 Snorkel Alaska began offering SCUBA diving tours for cold water experienced divers. The diving is at Mt. Point is to be considered advanced with access to deep water and strong currents. Dives can be booked directly with Snorkel Alaska but snorkeling must be booked through your cruise line.

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Jennifer Stone – Aug 06

Jennifer, a diver for only two years, has just recently had the opportunity to fulfill a longtime dream of capturing the mystery of life underwater during an underwater photography course offered at Brooks Institute of Photography. The class took numerous trips to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, visiting Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Catalina and San Clemente islands. During this time, Jennifer logged thirty dives. She now travels back and forth from the Channel Islands to the Florida Keys in hopes of getting her dive master certification as well as to pursue a career in underwater photography. All of the images below are from the Channel Islands. If you would like to see more, visit www.JenniferStonePhotography.com.