The Scuba Sports Club of Westchester County, New York
The Scuba Sports Club of Westchester County, New York

September Speaker

Title: Diving the World in the Covid Era


Speaker: Faith Ortins



Blue Green Expeditions has been trying to identify destinations and dive operations that are welcoming to Americans and have excellent safety protocols. Tonight, Faith will talk about the Sea of Cortez and the Azores- both destinations she has recently been to that are easy for Americans to travel to and provide excellent diving along with effective safety protocols.

Faith has spent most of her adult life in the ocean. Starting as a scientific diver and volunteering for public safety diving operations in the 1980’s, Faith became a technical diver, divemaster and dive store owner and has thousands of dives over her 42 year diving career. She worked with DUI to develop some of the first women’s drysuits while still a dive retailer in MA. As Vice President of DUI, she created the DUI DEMOTOUR, which promoted local diving while allowing divers to test dive DUI products, and the DIVEOPS program which promotes education about the risks of diving in contaminated water and how to develop appropriate risk management programs for public safety and scientific divers.

She has led expeditions around the world- many to the most remote places on Earth including multiple expeditions to both poles. Recently, she co-founded Blue Green Expeditions and now runs expeditions full time as she continues to share her passion for diving with divers from around the world. A frequent presenter at dive shows and conferences, she is a 2010 inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame and a member of the Boston Sea Rovers.


Please be aware that the September meeting will be held via a virtual zoom session and not at Sir Johns Italian Restaurant as we typically do. More details regarding the zoom session and how to join will be emailed to members prior to 9/9

Meeting Location:

Sir John's Italian Restaurant

915 N Broadway

White Plains, NY 

(914) 946-9429

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