Laurynn Evans: Diving Credentials

2500+ dives

700+ overhead (wreck and cave) dives

600+ dives DPV

450+ technical dives using mixed gas and using staged decompression gases and techniques

800+ dives shooting video

GUE Tech 2 February 2010 - rating renewed 2013, 2016

GUE Tech 1 March 2005 - rating renewed 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017

GUE Cave 2 January 2005 - rating renewed 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017

GUE Rec Triox August 2004

GUE Cave 1 February 2004

GUE Fundamentals February 2002

Cave Survey class July 2005

DPV class June 2005

Full Wreck class (full penetration for multi-level wrecks) April 2002

Intro to Wreck class November 2001

SSI OW #354354 in July 2001

SSI AOW #354354 in Aug 2001

SSI Nitrox #354354 in Oct 2001

SSI Rescue #354354 in May 2002

SSI DiveCon (Dive Master rating) #354354 in Aug 2002

NAUI Dive Master in Aug 2004

General Diving Biography

Soon after my open water class in the summer of 2001, diving quickly became a way of life for me. It has provided hours upon hours of joy and excitement over the past several years. I enjoy all facets of diving ranging from recreational to highly technical dive experiences. The majority of my dives have been in Seattle and/or the Pacific Northwest, which was my home for the first 10 years of my diving career and is now once again my home. I recently lived in SE Asia, which opened a gateway to all manner of new diving, including Indonesia, Thailand, Sipadan, Tioman, the wrecks of the South China Sea, and the Philippines. I had the great fortune to dive the many wrecks of Truk Lagoon in 2013 and it was an incredible experience! Video samples from those trips can be found on the Seainggreen Vimeo feed.

Previous travels have taken me to such locales as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chuuk Lagoon, Fiji, Monterrey, the Red Sea, the Channel Islands, St. Lucia, Florida, Bonaire, the western coast of BC, all over Vancouver Island, and Grand Cayman, among other places. In July 2011, I became the second woman to successfully dive the SS Governor, an enormously challenging and deep shipwreck located 240 feet deep in the cold dark waters of Admiralty Inlet. I also make regular pilgrimages to the caves of Quintana Roo, Mexico for cave diving, filming and exploration. Cave diving is a definite passion of mine and I have done an extensive amount of survey work, camera work, and exploration with some very talented divers in Mexico.

When I'm not diving, I am a professional educator, which has been a wonderful career path that I've enjoyed immensely. I consider myself very fortunate to have two areas of passion that intersect! By shooting video that highlights our beautiful underwater world and collaborating with documentary producers, I'm able to blend my love of teaching with my love of diving. I look forward to helping you and your viewers discover our beautiful world that lies beneath the ocean's surface.

laurynn 2012