Underwater Filmmaker – Photographer – Technical Scuba Instructor

Becky Schott is a multiple Emmy Award-winning underwater cameraman, photographer, and accomplished technical diver whose work can be seen on major networks including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the Travel Channel. She is co-owner of Liquid Productions, Inc, specializing in capturing quality imagery in challenging environments. Her projects have taken her all over the globe from exploring virgin wrecks in over 300 feet of water in the Great Lakes, rappelling into caves in the jungle, filming under ice in the Arctic to diving cage-less with great white sharks.

Becky is extremely passionate about sharing the underwater world with others both through her imagery or teaching someone to dive. She's been teaching scuba since 2000 and is an active technical diving instructor and TDI Rebreather Instructor. In her spare time she’s participated in several exploration projects around the world that have earned her a place as a Fellow in the Explorers Club and in 2013 she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame. www.LiquidProductions.com.

 

Lecture title: Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

For hundreds of years ships have sailed the Great Lakes, and for hundreds of years ships have been lost in collisions, fires, ice, violent storms and some have just vanished. The ships range from 1800's schooners to 1900's freighters and most of them sit intact in the cold, fresh water literally frozen in time. Nameboards etched in wood can still been read on some of the hulls, masts stand 70ft tall in the water column, and plenty of artifacts can be seen on each site. The lakes offer something for everyone from recreational to technical diving and each wreck has a story to tell.