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David Helvarg

David Helvarg is not your average diver. Helvarg brings his experience as a war correspondent, broadcast documentary producer and author (Saved by the Sea, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean and more) to the creation of ocean conservation group BlueFront.org, and the bi-annual Blue Vision Summit in Washington DC. As a licensed private […]

Stan Waterman

Stan Waterman has been at the forefront of scuba diving since its inception as a recreational sport both in this country and throughout the world. His attraction to the underwater world began as a schoolboy in 1936 when he first dived with a Japanese Ama diver’s mask in Florida. In the 1950’s, inspired by Jacques […]

Stiv Wilson

Stiv brings over a decade of experience in grassroots advocacy, systems innovation, and campaign strategy to The Story of Stuff Project. His role at The Story of Stuff  Project is to design, execute, and lead community-sourced campaigns to measurable conservation victories. Stiv is a waste and plastic pollution expert who frequently asked to speak on Solutions to […]

Wendy Benchley

Wendy Benchley is a renowned global voice for protecting sharks and safeguarding our seas. As a scuba diver for more than forty years, she has witnessed dramatic changes to our ocean’s wildlife and its habitats. This has motivated her vigorous efforts to help shape smarter, stronger environmental and marine policies with government officials, NGOs and […]

Andrew Lewin

Andrew Lewin is a Marine and Freshwater Ecologist with a keen interest in communicating marine science and conservation to a variety of audiences. He founded SpeakUpForBlue.com to teach people how they can live more Ocean-friendly lives and participate in different Ocean citizen science projects occurring around the world. He recently started to venture into teaching […]

Ali Miller

Alexandra (Ali) Miller is President of Colorado Scuba Retailers Association (CSRA), partner at Denver Divers, and an SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor. Alexandra graduated from the University of Redlands with a BA in Environmental Studies and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is an advisory board member with the Colorado Ocean […]

Graham Casden

Born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Graham moved to California as a child and quickly developed an insatiable love for the water. After 18 years living beside the ocean, Graham moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado. He is an alumnus from the Leeds School of Business, an accomplished aquanaut, and underwater photographer with […]

John Thet

John Thet is Publisher cum Director of Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd, John has been extensively involved in the dive industry since 2001 when Scuba Diver Australia evolved to Scuba Diver AustralAsia under Asian Geographic Magazine’s leadership. Under John’s management, Asian Diver became its next dominant dive title in 2009. Since 2010, with ADEX under […]

Andy Miners

Andrew Miners, Co-Founder and Managing Director MER, holds a degree in Psychology (1993) from Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. After beginning his dive career in the UK, he traveled to Thailand and became a PADI divemaster in 1994 and a BSAC Dive Leader in 1995. The same year, he started work as a PADI dive instructor. […]

Cecilie and Max Benjamin

Max and Cecilie Benjamin have been long term residents of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Both originally from Australia, came to PNG in 1966 and 1972 respectively to work for the Department of Agriculture Stock and Fisheries as agricultural extension officers. Max purchased Walindi Plantation in 1969. This included over a mile of beach fronting onto Kimbe Bay and the […]