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About David Schott

Emmy Award Winning Underwater Cameraman, Technical Diver & Explorer.


David Schott is a professional underwater cameraman, 3D Camera Operator and Technical diver. Diving since 1999 he has logged thousands of dives both open water and technical. He holds certifications in Trimix, Full Cave, Rescue, Ice diving and several Closed Circuit Rebreathers. Living and working in the Philadelphia area, he first became actively involved in Northeast wreck diving. He then earned his full cave certification and began diving cave systems in Florida and Mexico.

After numerous technical dives, Dave realized the need to switch to closed circuit rebreathers in order to extend bottom times for videography on deep and technical cave dives. Now with thousands of hours on theMegalodon Rebreather, he has the comfort, technical ability, and skills needed for deep dives in many challenging environments ranging from the shallows of the Caribbean to depths in excess of 400 feet off of New Jersey, as well as North and Central American Cave systems.

David has worked on many projects with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) Advanced Imaging and Visualization (AIVL) laboratory including NOAA's "Project Shiphunt" in Lake Huron and the 2011 Battle of the Atlantic Expedition documenting the historic wrecks in North Carolina. Dave has been diving and documenting many famous shipwrecks including the USS Monitor, the Andrea Doria and participated in the 2010 Titanic Expedition.

He is currently working as one of the primary underwater videographers documenting the exploration of the deepest cave in the United States at over 400 feet deep. He also worked as a stereographer for the first Discovery commissioned 3D program and many other 3D programs both in-air and underwater. He has experience shooting aerials from planes and airships, trekking through the swamp, and diving under 6ft of ice for the perfect shot. David has worked as a model, safety diver, underwater camera operator, stereographer, and topside videographer on documentaries and educational DVD's from the caves of Florida to the beaches of Hawaii.

Dave earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics/Public Policy at Lebanon Valley College. He completed his MBA at Widener University with a concentration in Finance and Marketing in 2004. Dave commits his time and availability to the management and projects of Liquid Productions.

David has won five Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow for his work.

David is also a Fellow in the Explorers Club, a member of the Karst Underwater Research team, National Association for Cave Diving, as well as a member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


  • TRAVEL CHANNEL : Underwater Assistant Camera & Safety diver  “America the Beautiful” Underwater Caves of Florida. MacGillivray Freeman Films 
  • Pure Imagination Studios National Geographic 360 degree theater project. British Columbia. Underwater Cameraman shot to obtain both 6k and 360 footage. 
  • NBC TODAY SHOW  Underwater Cameraman “Sinkholes Buried Alive” with Reporter Kerry Sanders at Devils Den, Williston FL

  • FLEX SEAL  Underwater Assistant Cameraman “Flexeal Colors Commercial” Turned a 1940’s classic truck into a submarine in Blue Grotto, FL 

  • ALERT DIVER MAGAZINE : Contributing photographer Spring 2015 Issue (Full Face Mask Article)  
  • TRAVEL CHANNEL Underwater Director of Photography “World Access” Washington State Missle Silo 1x60

  • RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE - Underwater Cameraman "The Crystal Labyrinth" EPIC DRAGON 6K production Bahamas Caves 1x60
  • TRAVEL CHANNEL - Underwater AC / safety diver "World Access" Bonne Terre Mine 1x60
  • CBS - Underwater Cameraman & Lighting "Cave Diving: Beyond the Limit" 30-min Special
  • THE WEATHER CHANNEL - Underwater Cameraman "Catching Hell" 10 x 60min episodes
  • DURACELL - Underwater Camera / lighting / "Quantum Heros: Diver Rescue" UW Cave diving rescue
  • BBC - Underwater Assistant Camera / Lighting / UW Logistics "Cloud Lab"
  • DIVER Magazine - Cover Shot & Article images. Written by Michael Meduno volume 38 issue 2
  • ANIMAL PLANET(Pilot) - Underwater Cameraman "Underworld" Diving into caves in the Mexican jungle
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Underwater Cameraman/ Maya Underworld 1x60 Air date 12/2012
  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL - Underwater Cameraman / Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice Reality Series x5 episodes; Airs 8/24/12
  • SKY TV - Steroegrapher / TITANIC: 100 Years in 3D; Woods Hole Productions 4/8/2012
  • Razor Side Mount Harness - Image used in Advertisement 2/2012
  • Wreck Diver Magazine - Issue #26 "Project Shiphunt" model in underwater images 2/2012
  • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - Underwater Lighting / Support Diver documenting historic wrecks; Woods Hole Productions 10/2011
  • SPEEDO- Dive Team / lighting / Safety ; AND Productions. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Underwater 3D cameraman/ Hitlers Secret Attack on America 1x60 Airs 9/2012
  • CURRENT TV - Underwater 3D cameraman / Technical diver "Project Shiphunt" 1x60 NOAA & Woods Hole Productions & Radical Media Airs 8/30/11
  • 3Net - Underwater lighting, Support diver & model for Abaco Crystal Caves 3D shoot. Woods Hole Productions
  • 3Net - Underwater 3D cameraman for Bimini dolphin, shark, and coral reef shoot. Woods Hole Productions
  • SeaWorld - Principal 3D pole camera operator, & Topside: 10 minute 3D-TV advertisement
  • WHOI / AVIL / NOAA - Videographer; Documenting Orca pods in Seattle from an Airship 9/2010
  • Woods Hole Productions - Stereographer "Titanic Expedition 2010" Preps and Beauty 3D shots; St. John's Newfoundland
  • Discovery Channel 3D - 3D Cameraman / Stereographer; Hawaii, Attack of the Giant Jellyfish 1x60 air date 2011
  • NHK - In-Air 3D cameraman, Inside deep sea submersible Alvin. Woods Hole Productions 7/2010
  • CBS News - Underwater Videographer / Model, Rare look into Eagles Nest Cave, Feature HD story, July 2010
  • 2011 NATAS Emmy Award Winner - & RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award 2011 ***
  • The Bare Bones of Spearfishing DVD - Producer, Post Production, 120 mins. Dry Tortugas, September 2009
  • FL Middle Grounds Documentary - Videographer, Aerials, & Underwater Videographer, Steinhatchee Florida, Feb-June 2009
  • Weeki Wachee Springs Documentary - Underwater Videographer for deep exploration dives / Topside Videographer. Florida. March 2009
  • NACD Journal - Images published in "Dreams and Nightmares" October 2009
  • NACD Journal - Images published in "Underwater Photographers Task Loading" July 2009
  • The Mill Pond Experience DVD - Producer, Underwater Videographer; Marianna Florida September 2007
  • 2014- 4 NATAS Emmy Awards
  • 2011- 1 NATAS Emmy Award
  • 2011 - RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Megalodon Rebreather CCR
  • Trimix CCR 
  • Cave Diver
  • Rescue / CPR
  • Technical Dive Master
  • Master Diver
  • Ice Diver 
  • Nitrox 
  • Decompression Proceedures
  • Trimix 
  • Drysuit
  • Sidemount 
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle 
  • KISS Rebreather
  • Pathfinder Rebreather
  • Advanced Diver 
  • Deepest dive - 400 feet, 8 hour dive

David Schott

David Schott

David Schott

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