Cathy Church , 2000
Cathy has been writing about and teaching underwater photography since 1967. She has an MS degree in marine zoology from the University of Hawaii and received the NOGI award in 1987 (arts), the DEMA Reaching Out Award in 2000 and was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in 2007. Cathy's coffee table book My Underwater Photo Journey" was published in 2004 she teaches private classes year round in Grand Cayman and offers seminars throughout the US. She has inspired more students to take better pictures underwater than any other teacher in the world."