Join us this Thursday at 2pm PT / 5pm ET on the Blue Cavern Cam for a live chat with Aquarium of the Pacific Dive Team Leader Ken Kurtis! Learn from his years of experience and thousands of dives in beautiful, exotic locations all over the world.
How different are dives in the Caribbean and the Pacific? How do we learn to identify and classify fish? What can we do protect our oceans? Come ask Ken, who’s logged over 5,000 dives in such varied places as the Maldives, Indonesia, Tahiti, Bonaire, Cocos, Alaska, Easter Island and his beloved waters of Southern California, where he maintains underwater webcams for the Aquarium of the Pacific. Discover the challenges of bringing videos views of exhibits to a world-wide audience. And for fun, ask about any unusual animal encounters!
Ken Kurtis speaks frequently to dive clubs about diving and especially safety issues. He’s served as a member of the Statewide Interests Group for the MLPA (Marine Life Protection Act), and is an accomplished photographer whose photos and stories can be found in the pages of the California Diving News, Sport Diver, Skin Diver, Undercurrent and other scuba publications, along with the monthly Reef Seekers newsletter. Since 2003, Ken has been the Forensic Consultant to the L.A. County Coroner for scuba fatalities, doing equipment testing and accident analysis. He also claims to hold the Reef Seekers deep diving record of 3500′, but he did it in the Alvin submersible for a PBS special so that might be cheating.