Contributors to The Scuba News Canada

Ten years ago, I suffered a serious scuba diving trauma that landed me in a hyperbaric chamber for three days, ending my 30-year diving career. Undaunted, my up-close-and-personal relationship with the ocean—which had included teaching scuba diving—didn’t end in the hyperbaric chamber… Today, I explore the world’s oceans—from Antarctica to the Arctic—in the snorkel zone, a dynamic land-sea-ice-air interface where charismatic animals interact with snorkelers. I've snorkeled with chatty belugas Hudson Bay, migrating salmon in Haida Gwaii, and with charging 1,400-pound leopard seals in Antarctica. During a snorkel expedition to witness the annual narwhal migration through the Northwest Passage, my co-explorers and I became trapped on a floating ice island, precipitating a 36-hour military air rescue off the northern coast of Baffin Island. In the past five years, I've participated in two science-based expeditions to the Arctic and three science-based expeditions to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Readers followed me virtually, at the Bottom of the World, as I studied the interplay of plate tectonics, glaciers, ocean change, climate and life. In 2015, I was was named one of Canada’s top 100 modern-day explorers by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In 2016, I was named one of Canada's top female explorers, also by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. A member of the Explorers Club, I was named to the Explorers Club's (Canadian Chapter) 2014 and 2015 Honour Rolls. An advocate of protecting Canada's wild spaces and the animals who call them home, I sit on the board of directors of Nature Canada.5 Articles


Lee has been in the marketing industry for the last 15 years and now specializes in teaching marketing techniques to people in the scuba diving industry. He is founder of Dive Media Solutions which, in addition to providing complete marketing, media, communications and IT solutions exclusively for the scuba diving industry, also produces The Scuba News. You can connect with Lee via Twitter by following @DiveMedia4 Articles


We are Ran and Danielle Mor. Ocean lovers, explorers, world travelers, entrepreneurs and divers of course! Danielle is an experienced SSI and PADI instructor, with hundreds of certifications behind her, as well as a dedicated Watsu therapist. Ran is an Underwater Photographer and Web Expert, who loves to teach and share his experience. Our mission is to share our love for the ocean with the world, one person at a time.4 Articles


Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/4 Articles


More people have walked on the moon, than have been to some of the places that Jill’s exploration has taken her right here on the earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, to the lawless desert border area between Egypt and Libya while a civil war raged around her, Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. Jill’s accolades include induction into the Explorer’s Club and the inaugural class of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame. She received the Wyland ICON Award, an honor she shares with several of her underwater heroes including Jacques Cousteau, Robert Ballard and Dr. Sylvia Earle. She was named a “Living Legend” by Sport Diver Magazine and selected as Scuba Diving Magazine’s “Sea Hero of the Year 2012.” In recognition of her lifetime achievement, Jill was awarded the inaugural Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Established by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2013, the medal recognizes singular achievements and the pursuit of excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer.2 Articles


I love the ocean! I'm a Padi, SSI and ANDI dive instructor and a Watsu (Water Shiatsu) therapist. I've worked in Mexico, Israel, India and Croatia and led dive trips around the world. I think that we should be in the water as much as possible! Join me on my journey to explore the underwater world!2 Articles



Véronique Morin is an award winning science journalist and documentarian. She is currently working on a multi-platform documentary project on Indigenous Peoples and science. She was president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association from 2001–2005 and the first president of the World Federation of Science Journalists from 2002–2004.1 Articles


Erik Rosenstein is a "transplanted" Canadian, now living in Mexico and is the owner/dive instructor of Beyond Diving in Playa del Carmen, Mexico1 Articles


Kaitlyn knew she wanted to join Ecojustice while completing her undergraduate studies and was Ecojustice’s summer student in 2006. She joined the staff full time in 2010. Kaitlyn is particularly troubled by the inequality that overexposes low-income and First Nations communities to environmental contaminants and pollution from harmful industrial developments. She has worked to advance the human right to a healthy environment through her work on our Chemical Valley Charter Challenge as well as to promote access to safe, drinkable water in Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia. Kaitlyn loves animals, especially the many rescued ones with whom she shares her home.1 Articles