JILL HEINERTH is a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography, and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world. She has made TV series, consulted on movies, written several books and is a frequent corporate keynote speaker. Jill is the first Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and is a Fellow of the International Scuba Divers Hall of Fame. In recognition of her lifetime achievements, Jill was awarded the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration from the RCGS, the William Beebe Award from the Explorers Club ........................ and recently - a lifetime Achievement award from the WINGS World Quest's Women of Discovery.
Julie Ouimet and Michel Labrecque
Julie is a videographer and Michel is a photojournalist and between the two of them they have written articles, produced short films, videos and documentaries while traveling to some of the most remote places of our planet. They are both fellows of the Explorers Club, contributed to the creation of a marine protected area and received Explorers club citation of merit in recognition of their accomplishments in science and conservation. They have been speakers in Canada, the States, including Boston Sea Rovers Film Festival and Divescapes 2021 Virtual Event Spring into Canadian Diving on Zoom.
Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet
Michel is a photojournalist and Julie is a videographer and between the two of them they have written articles, produced short films, videos and documentaries while traveling to some of the most remote places of our planet. They are both fellows of the Explorers Club, contributed to the creation of a marine protected area and received Explorers club citation of merit in recognition of their accomplishments in science and conservation. They have been speakers in Canada, the States, including Boston Sea Rovers Film Festival and Divescapes 2021 Virtual Event Spring into Canadian Diving on Zoom.
Tech Instructor, Explorer, Author
Ever wonder about Human Factors in Diving? Or the real Wrecks of the Pacific West Coast?
Come hear what Guy Shockey has to present.
Guy Shockey started diving in Waterton, Alberta. He is a full-time Instructor Evaluator for Global Underwater Explorers and regularly travels the world teaching everything from introductory courses to technical diving, rebreather diving, has developed and teaches Underwater Archeology and is an active instructor of Human Factors. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in political science and was a military officer. He was an editor for an outdoors magazine, regularly writes for various diving publications such as Quest and Human Diver and contributes articles for others such as Shearwater. His passions include exploration, underwater archeology and helping grow the diving community. Guy has presented at TeckDive USA, and numerous virtual/online presentations.
Hamish started diving in 1991 and has been working professionally in the dive industry since 1996, dedicating nearly his entire adult life to teaching, exploring and passing on his love of being underwater to others through his company No Limits Diving and most recently Diving Sports Canada. An avid underwater photographer, Hamish has traveled the world and documented the waters around the world and his home water of British Columbia, including working on the sponge reef citizen science. He has written articles for Shearwater, presented on podcasts, Diver Days at the Vancouver Aquarium and a contributor with the sponge reef documentary Moonless Oasis.
Ever wonder about Cave Diving in the Rocky Mountains?
Tom, has been cave diving since 2010 and has been hooked ever since wanting to dive in flooded caves as much as possible. Working closely with the New Zealand caving community, Tom worked on several existing projects establishing a small team and launching expeditions to caves across New Zealand’s South Island. Tom has been involved with severable notable projects, including; Project Middle Earth to Blue Creek Resurgence with the GUE NZ team and assisting the Wet Mules at the Pearce Resurgence. He now lives in Canada and works with the Alberta Speleological Society exploring caves of the Rocky Mountains, including Cattleguard Cave. Tom has spoken at TekDive USA and OZTecK.
Annie is a trained photo and broadcast journalist who has spent the last twenty years specializing in the underwater realm as a dive instructor, underwater photographer, film maker, field biologist and ocean educator around the world. In 2007 she founded Dive Into Your Imagination a multimedia ocean inspiration entertainment series and has written books, DVDs and educator guides. Her work has been featured in commercials, documentaries, films, magazines and at museums and aquariums. She has traveled the world and documented expeditions including the SEAPLEX expedition to the North Pacific Gyre. Annie is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, an Oris Sea Hero and has received the received the Pacific Northwest Diver of the Year Award. She is a professional speaker, and has presented at dive conferences including Boston Sea Rovers.