I had the chance to know and receive training by great explorers and today leading cave divers such as Steve Ormeroid, Jeff Bozanic, Steve Gerrard, Jim Coke, David Rhea, Parker Turner, Dennis Williams, Paul Heinerth.
I guess now I am part of the history of cave diving in Mexico, and now is time to support others in their cave diving career and equipment decisions.
I’ve always loved the ocean. When I turned 10 my parents set me up with SCUBA lessons and I never looked back. Although I was lucky enough to do some dives in the tropics, most of my diving was, and still is, done in New England. This is where I developed my interest in marine life. I would always tell people about the things I saw but as most divers know, without a picture, most people just can’t imagine what the underwater world looks like. When I turned 16, I bought my first camera, a Nikonos V and a single strobe which began my obsession with Underwater Photography. Come to think of it, that was probably the last time, I dove without a camera. Over the next 20 years I’ve explored as many different underwater environments as possible from New England to the Caribbean, The Great Lakes to the Arctic, Shipwrecks and Underwater Caves. My focus was on getting more people excited about diving and interested in the marine environment.
Laura is an Emmy Award winning Underwater Cinematographer, and recipient of the 2012 Cox Conservation Hero award.
She runs her own production company, and is a pioneer in Underwater 360 and VR work.
Laura is also the first woman to dive some of our most illustrious deep shipwrecks in the Northwest including the Al-Ind-Esk-A Sea (240′) the T/S Bunker Hill (270′) and AJ Fuller (220′).