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About Becky Kagan Schott

Emmy Award Winning Underwater Director of Photography, Photographer & Tech Instructor

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Becky has always been attracted to water, but her curiosity about what lay beneath the waves became an obsession from a young age. She always knew documenting the underwater world is what she wanted to do. Becky is an Emmy Award winning underwater cameraman, photographer and technical diver whose work can be seen on major networks including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and The Travel Channel. She specializes in bringing back video from challenging aquatic environments from filming in caves, under ice, shipwrecks to sharks. Becky has over 20 years of diving experience logging thousands of hours underwater allowing her to be comfortable in a variety of environments. Filming underwater can be challenging and dangerous to divers with little experience in technical environments. Her decades of training and experience means she is comfortable, safe, and can work with a team to produce a stunning product.

As a cameraman her projects have taken her all over the globe from documenting historic wrecks in over 300 feet of water in Japan and the Great Lakes, to rappelling into caves, filming under ice in the Bering Sea and even diving cage less with Great White Sharks. She’s been the Underwater Director of Photography on documentaries for National Geographic and RED BULL shooting cave exploration and capturing these beautiful environments in 4K. Her experience working in remote locations around the world and facing the challenges of filming in extreme environments has earned her a reputation of producing quality images in challenging situations.

For 4 years Becky worked closely with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory using the latest in HD and 3D technology both above and below the surface. With them she participated in several projects with the National Park Service and NOAA. They worked on documenting famous wrecks such as the USS Monitor, the U-869 and the 2010 Titanic Expedition. She also worked on NOAA's Battle of the Atlantic Expedition and "Project Shiphunt" documenting virgin wrecks in over 300 feet of water in the Great Lakes. To Becky there is no greater honor than working on an exploration project and using her Journalism background to learn and tell stories of discovery. 

Becky is extremely passionate about sharing the underwater world with others whether it’s through her imagery or teaching someone to dive. She is a SDI/TDI Technical scuba Instructor and holds certifications in cave diving, tri-mix, rescue, and several closed circuit Rebreathers. In her spare time she’s participated in several exploration projects that earned her a place as a Fellow in the Explorers Club and in 2013 Becky was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

Becky holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Tampa in Journalism. She currently lives in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Becky is a Technical Diving International Megalodon Rebreather Instructor and teaches a variety of other technical diving courses. She is also a Fellow in the Explores Club, in the Women Divers Hall of Fame, a member of the Karst Underwater Research Team, Phantom Springs Cave Exploration Team, and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

  • NBC TODAY SHOW / NBC NATIONAL : Underwater Cameraman “Underwater Live shots with 20+ Bull Sharks” Unique shoot doing multiple live hits in 6ft seas offshore in Florida covering Great White shark sightings. Several national packages aired as well. 

  • FLEX SEAL :  Underwater Cameraman “Flexeal Color commercial” Turned a 1940’s classic truck into a submarine in Blue Grotto, FL

  • TRAVEL CHANNEL :  Underwater Director of Photography “America the Beautiful” Underwater Caves of Florida. MacGillivray Freeman Films 

  • TRAVEL CHANNEL :   Underwater Cinematographer “America the Beautiful” Civil War Wreck 1x60  MacGillivray Freeman Films
  • RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE : Underwater Director of Photography: "The Crystal Labyrinth" EPIC DRAGON 6K production Bahamas Caves 1x60 -2014
  • BELIZE DIVING SERVICES :  Underwater Director & Cameraman for 10 web commercials advertising technical diving in Belize. 

  • VICE MEDIA : The Creators Project: Underwater Cameraman "Underwater Sculpture Garden" Bahamas 2014 (Watch Now)
  • TRAVEL CHANNEL : Underwater Cameraman "World Access" Bonne Terre Mine 1x60min -2014
  • SEDNA EXPEDITION : Principal Underwater Cameraman filming Arctic Expedition in and around ice bergs - in -1C water. 
  • CBS : Underwater Director of Photography "Cave Diving: Beyond the Limit" 30-min Special **Winner of 4 NATAS EMMY AWARDS in 2014** (Watch Now)
  • THE WEATHER CHANNEL : Underwater Cameraman "Catching Hell" 10 x 60min episodes - 2013 (Watch Now)
  • DURACELL  : Underwater Director of Photography "Quantum Heros Diver Rescue” web commercial - 2013 (Watch Now)
  • BBC : Director of Underwater Photography "Cloud Lab" 1x60i - 2013/14
  • ANIMAL PLANET : Underwater Director of Photography "Underworld" Scared Mexico caves -2013
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC : Underwater Director of Photography/ 2nd Topside Camera "Maya Underworld" - 2012 (Watch Now)
  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL : Underwater Cameraman “Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice” 5 episodes - 2012
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & NOAA : Underwater 3D cameraman & Photographer "Hitlers Secret Attack on America" North Carolina 1x60
  • SKY TV : 3D Camera Operator “TITANIC: 100 Years in 3D” Woods Hole Productions -2012
  • Lake Champlaign Maritime Museum : Underwater lighting & Support Diver; Documenting historic revolutionary war shipwrecks. Woods Hole Productions -2011
  • SPEEDO : Photography Dive Team / lighting / Safety; AND Productions - Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. -2011
  • Tiburones de Mexico : Underwater DP : Documentary series on Great Whites, Tiger & Bull sharks. 2011-12
  • CURRENT TV : Underwater Photographer/3D cameraman "Project Shiphunt" 1x 60 NOAA & Woods Hole Productions & Radical Media 8/2011 (Watch Now)
  • 3NET : Underwater lighting director & model for Abaco crystal caves 3D shoot; Woods Hole Productions -2011
  • 3NET : Underwater 3D cameraman & DP for Bimini Shark, and Coral Reef shoot; Woods Hole Productions -2011
  • 3NET 3D : cameraman, Lighting & model: Humpback Whales & Caves of Dominican Republic; Woods Hole Productions- 2011
  • WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTUTION : 3D Camera operator " Titanic Expedition 2010" St. John's Newfoundland 2010
  • NHK : In-Air Stereography, 3D inside of deep sea submersible Alvin; Woods Hole Productions 2010
  • CBS : Underwater Videographer, Rare look into Eagles Nest Cave, Feature HD story, 2010 *** 2011 Emmy Award Winner & RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award 2011 ***
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC : Underwater Cameraman, "Journey to an Alian Moon" 1x60 -2009
  • NAT GEO WILD : Underwater Cameraman, "Amazing" Hand feeding Tiger Shark segment Bahamas 2010
  • NBC Today Show : Underwater Videographer; Tourists with Tiger Sharks Bahamas -2009
  • National Park Service : Underwater Videographer / Lighting; “Wonders of our National Parks” 2008-2011 (Dry Tortugas National Park, Isle Royale, and Lake Mead)
  • National Geographic : Additional Camera “Worlds Toughest Fixes” Episode 4 Cruise ship engine.- 2008
  • National Park Service : Underwater Videographer; Documented a B-29 Superfortress Bomber in HD & 3D in Lake Mead visitor center educational film 2008
  • DISCOVERY SCIENCE : Underwater Cameraman / 2nd Camera Topside “Quest For Sunken Warships” Operation Hailstone, Truk Lagoon 2007 & The Mighty Oriskany 2x60 -2007
  • Wreck Diving Magazine - Issue #38 - Cover Image and Article on Photographing Presque Isle Shipwrecks
  • Diver Medic - Cover Image February 2016 Issue
  • DIVER Magazine - 2 page spread about Crystal River Manatees Volume 40
  • Alert Diver Magazine - Images used in 2 articles in Spring 2015 Issue 
  • Scuba Diving Magazine – Contributing photographer for “Side mount cave diving in the Dominican Republic” 2014 (link)
  • Mar Alliance – Still photos to document shark tagging and research
  • Birds Underwater Dive Center – Website images (link)
  • DIVER Magazine - Cover shot of Becky By David Schott Article by Michael Meduno volume 38 issue 2
  • Light Monkey - Product Photo shoot for web, tradeshow booths, brochures, and marketing materials.
  • Fourth Element – Product Photo shoot
  • DiveRite - Product Photo shoot
  • Santi Diving Equipment - Product Photo shoot
  • InnerSpace Systems Corp – Photos used for web and tradeshow booths
  • Hammerhead CCR - Product Photo shoot for web, tradeshow booths, brochures, and marketing materials.
  • Quest - Journal of Global Underwater Explorers - Vol. 13, No.2 Cover shot & Contributing Author & Images "The Right Camera for the Job" 5/2012
  • Wreck Diving Magazine - Issue #26 Images published in "Project Shiphunt" article 2/2012
  • Wreck Diving Magazine - Issue #26 Images published "Sworn to Secrecy" Japan wreck Expedition 2/2012
  • National Geographic – "Dancing with Dolphins" Image published November 2011
  • EK Productions - Underwater still photographer for piece on the famous U-869 wreck off NJ -2011
  • Florida’s Eden Pure Water Wilderness Scenic Guide Water Awareness Campaign 2009 - 6 images published
  • Woods Hole Productions - Underwater Photo Shot of AUV/ROV Nereus in Grand Cayman -2009
  • Advanced Diver Magazine - Tiger Shark Article & Images "Tiger Beach" Issue #31 & Issue #32 2009
  • Cave Diving Articles & Opinions Book by Jill Heinerth - Several underwater cave images published -2009
  • Advanced Diver Magazine - Featured underwater photographer (issue #25)
  • MidWest Airlines - Magazine advertisment 8/2007
  • 2014 - 4 NATAS Emmy Awards for "Cave Diving: Beyond the Limit Special" Technical Achievement, PromoTrailer.
  • 2011 - 1 NATAS Emmy Award for Eagles Nest Cave story
  • 2011 - RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • 2011 - National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winner (published in Nov/Dec 2011 Issue)
  • 2011 - Dive Photo Guide Photo Contest winner for Freshwater
  • 2011 - Dive Rite Photo Contest 2nd place
  • 2011 - Kodak Photo of the month of June -worldwide contest
  • 2010 - Dive Rite Photo Contest 2nd place
  • 2009 - Kodak Photo of the month of November - worldwide contest
  • 2006 - UnderwaterPhotography.com Bronze medal winner in Diver Category. Worldwide photography competition
  • 2005 - Florida AP Award for "Best Spot News"

Not only is Becky a professional diver but she can also teach your talent and crew to dive or act as a divemaster. As an active Instructor since 2000 she’s introduced many individuals the the underwater world. For better shooting results and longer bottom times she uses and teaches rebreather technology. Along with the use of Nitrox and Tri-mix gasses for dives in the 150 ft - 400 foot technical diving depths. See all certifications below.

  • Scuba Instructor SDI / TDI #19409
  • Scuba Instructor NAUI #35708
  • Nitrox & Technical Nitrox Instructor
  • Rebreather Instructor (Megaolodon & Pathfinder units)
  • Divemaster
  • Full Cave Diver since 2000
  • Tri-mix
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather – Megalodon
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather – Evolution
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather - KISS
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather - Pathfinder
  • Advanced Rescue & CPR
  • Full Face Mask underwater communications
  • Side mount
  • Mixed Gas Blender
  • Ice diving certified
  • Mixed gas CCR 
 
Becky Kagan Schott

Becky Kagan Schott

Becky Kagan Schott

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