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Join The Explorers Club at club headquarters on Saturday, November 12th for the return of Sea Stories. Sea Stories is a day focused on ocean exploration, conservation, scuba diving, shipwrecks, and marine life. The day offers opportunities for those interested in ocean exploration to interact with leading field professionals and like-minded explorers.
9:00 AM Registration – coffee & continental breakfast
10:00 AM Presentations commence
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Presentations continue
5:00 PM Cocktail party
7:00 PM Conclusion
Tickets purchased before November 4th – $80
Tickets purchased after November 4 – $90.
Tickets will NOT be sold at door.
Joe Fiorentino, MN’01
Shipwreck explorer Mr. Fiorentino spent decades exploring shipwrecks along the northeast United States and Canada. He was the lead diver of the Canadian and American team that identified and recovered the remains of the warship HMS Feversham.
During Queen Anne’s war, the 32-gun British HMS Feversham sailed from New York in 1711 to escort 3 transports to join the British fleet in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to attack French-controlled Quebec.
HMS Feversham wrecked in bad weather on Scatarie Island, Cape Breton with the three transports and her payroll of coins. According to coin experts, her treasure represents great diversity spanning from Spanish pieces of eight to early American, pre-Revolutionary War colonial coins.
Mr. Fiorentino is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and retired business owner.
Alexandra Rose, FN’17
Collaboration is key to making a difference and Ms. Rose believes there’s no better way to maximize the impact of an expedition than by nurturing strategic partnerships that will hopefully inspire compassion and connection.
Ms. Rose is the Science Editor for Ocean Geographic Magazine and the Managing Editor for Ocean Geographic Explorers. She founded Blue Ring, to create a new method of ocean conservation and is Secretary of Deep Hope, a nonprofit established by Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Ms. Rose is an internationally award-winning photographer, PADI Divemaster, and lover of all things aquatic. Her driving goal is to find ways to protect our world’s precious marine habitats through diving, writing, photography, education and research.
Victor Vescovo, MN’18
In 2020, Mr. Vescovo piloted history’s deepest ever submarine dive in the Pacific’s Mariana Trench. He was the first person to do it repeatedly – now twelve times and in August 2019 became the first person to visit “The Five Deeps,” the deepest point in all five of the world’s oceans.
He also made three dives to the Titanic including the only solo dive ever made there, and in 2022 completed the deepest wreck dive in history at the site of the USS Samuel B. Roberts in 22,600 feet (4.3 miles) of water.
In 2017, Mr. Vescovo became the 12th American to complete “Explorer’s Grand Slam” requiring one to climb the highest peak on all seven continents including Mt. Everest and skiing at least 100 kilometers to the North and South Poles.
Mr. Vescovo is a co-founder of Insight Equity. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and was named a Baker Scholar. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a double major BA in economics and political science from Stanford University. Additionally, Mr. Vescovo served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer.
Jennifer Idol, FN’21
Ms. Idol, an expert in diving, design, and photography, connects people to the natural world. She is an expedition leader helping others experience wildlife encounters with whale sharks, sperm whales, humpback whales, and tiger sharks.
She showcased local waters in her book, An American Immersion, a quest in which she became the first woman to dive 50 states. She has been published in DIVER, SCUBA Diving, and Alert Diver, and was recognized as a PADI Ambassadiver (2017 and 2018).
She is an experimental diver for the Avelo System, a revolutionary approach to eliminate excess buoyancy of standard scuba to reduce the weight divers must carry.
With his award-winning photography, Mr. Broen has been venturing into caves and capturing the hidden beauty and surreal underwater experiences from over 200 different cenotes – environments so strange that look as from a different planet.
Combining his innovation background with his photography into photogrammetry and 3D printing, Mr. Broen helps scientists analyze the amazing fossil record preserved inside the flooded caves. His images range from pre-ceramic art pieces to evidence of the influence of sapiens on the megafauna extinction.
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