Deep Ocean Expeditions ( DOE) is a global leader in providing adventure expeditions to the deep oceans of the world. Throughout the summer, DOE will be visiting the World War II German battleship, Bismarck at over 15,000 feet, RMS Titanic in close to 13,000 feet and the ocean's thermal vents-the site of a James Cameron's Aliens of the Deep 3-D IMAX film. Your host on these fascinating journeys will be expedition lead and adventurer, Belinda Sawyer who has been involved with running these expeditions for many years. During the summer months, Belinda is a wonderful ambassador on the Russian research vessel, Akademik Keldysh and she is very knowledgeable about the oceans and wreck sites on the bottom of the sea.
A native New Zealander, Belinda has gained her NZ Coastal Master (Captains Certificate) and Marine Engineer qualifications. A current member of the famous Explorers Club, she has worked in various roles including Expedition Leader in many parts of the world. Her work has varied from leading remote location support teams to commanding vessels to implementing inshore fisheries management programs. She has worked on several expedition ships, including icebreakers in Antarctica, tropical dive expeditions and deep diving submersible operations. Continuing with Deep Ocean Expeditions primary goals of adventure, education and science, Belinda also promotes exploration and sustainable management of the world oceans through the DOE website and various education institutes.