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2024 Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks 2024

SHIPWRECKS/2024 The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 29th Annual Shipwrecks Symposium, “Shipwrecks/2024” on Saturday, April 13, 2024. This year we are excited to be back in person location at Centennial High School, 240 Thorold Road, Welland, Ontario. As in the past, we have plans for numerous multimedia presentations by both world renowned and local …

2024 Shipwrecks

Kayla Martin – Shipwrecks 2024

Kayla Martin represents the upcoming generation of shipwreck divers and since 2014 has shared her passion at conferences across North America. She promotes preserving historic shipwrecks and low-impact diving as the Heritage Ambassador for Save Ontario Shipwrecks and serves on the board of Ontario Marine Heritage Committee.She volunteers as a member of the Canadian Harvard …

2024 Shipwrecks

Yvonne Drebert and Zach Melnick – Shipwrecks 2024

Producer Yvonne Drebert and Director/Cinematographer Zach Melnick are the founders of Inspired Planet Productions. From their home on the beautiful Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula in Ontario, Canada, the husband-and-wife team have created more than 40 hours of nature and history documentary spanning two decades, including the 2021 Canadian Screen Award nominated series, Striking Balance. Driven by …

2024 Shipwrecks

David Trotter – Shipwrecks 2024

David Trotter has been involved in Great Lakes shipwrecks………… searching, diving, exploration, and documenting new discoveries for 40+ years. The solving of “History’s Mysteries” has made significant contributions to the history of our Great Lakes and provided new exploration opportunities for sport and technical divers to enjoy. David has searched and discovered shipwrecks in all …

2024 Shipwrecks

Walter Lewis – Shipwrecks 2024

Walter Lewis took up diving in 1990 specifically to dive on the wreck of the CORNWALL. At Shipwrecks ‘95, he did a presentation on the wreck, which was subsequently the subject of The River Palace, co-authored with Rick Neilson and published by Dundurn Press in 2008. In the following year, he and Rick were awarded the S.O.S. Marine Heritage Award. In 2011 Walter was …