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DCDiveShow LineupDCDiveShow Theater Entertainment Line-up _ A Woman’s Voice February 23, 2019 DC Convention Center, Washington, DC

Back in the 1970s, a diving catalog referred to scuba diving as “A Man’s World.”
Not anymore.

The Baltimore DC Dive Show ( has gathered some of the world’s most prominent underwater adventurers, award winning photographers and film makers, shark ecologist and explorers. For the most part they reside within the mid-Atlantic region. All are women!

“I couldn’t be more excited to have this group come together in Washington, DC, this year!” says Brian Miller, the show producer. “I was looking for talent in general. But I wanted the most visible individuals who were achieving at the highest levels in their trade, two names surfaced very quickly Schott and Zenato.”

Becky Kagan Schott
Over 23 years, Becky is a 5-time Emmy-Award winning underwater cameraman, photographer and technical Diving Instructor 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.
Visit Becky’s web page. (

Cristina Zenato
Cristina Zenato – has been diving with sharks for the last twenty-two years. Her field knowledge about sharks has been utilized by scientist, filmmakers and people interested in learning about sharks, the world they live in and how to protect them.
Visit Cristina’s web page. (

In searching for a photographer to accent the work Cristina Zenato does with sharks, two other names kept appearing,” Miller continues. One garnered international awards for shark images and another produced a film with Cristina as the main character. Both women. “That’s when I asked my wife, my closest advisor, what she thought of having several key speakers at our theater event, all the highest achievers in their field, all women. She was very enthusiastic.”

Tanya Houppermans
Tanya Houppermans is an ocean conservationist and professional underwater photographer best known for her images depicting the grace and beauty of sharks. Her photographs and articles have appeared in print and online publications in over 20 countries.
Visit Tanya’s web page. (

Cathryn Castle Garcia
Cathryn Castle Garcia is a veteran scuba instructor and one owner of C2G2 Productions, specializing in underwater and wildlife 8k film production, photography, editing and publishing. Cathryn has served as executive editor of Dive Training magazine for more than 20 years and also edits Dive Center Business magazine, California Diving News and is a book publisher. She has published the memoirs of several notable scuba industry authors, including Ron Kipp, Chuck Nicklin and Stan Waterman.

When another close advisor for the Show, Amos Nachoum, saw who would be lining up the evening event in Washington, he suggested who he felt would be the best Master of Ceremonies.

Nancy McGee
Explorer and filmmaker Nancy McGee lives a life of adventure and diversity. Known as Ms. Exosuit, AKA the Pachyderm Princess, she is the first female Exosuit pilot as well as a magazine centerfold (next to a 3000 lb. swimming elephant). The Explorers Club recognized her with a Fellowship for her explorations, which include filming in locations so remote that local natives have never before seen Western people.
Visit Nancy’s web page. (

“We’re hearing lots of excitement about the show lineup from area retailers,” Miller says. Promotions are high, posters are up in stores throughout the region and tickets are selling well.
Evening theater event requires VIP Tickets which gives access to all daytime and evening events at the Baltimore DC Dive Show. Tickets are available at

February 22 & 23, 2019
Walter E. Washington (DC) Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

For more details about the show go to, call Brian Miller at (410) 458- 0260 or email Brian at