TFC Profile #7 – Terrence Tysall
Terrence has been diving since the age of 8 and has over 25 years of diving experience, during which he has attained numerous instructor trainer level credentials from various technical agencies as well as NSS-CDS and NACD. These ratings as well as his presence on various Boards, such as the NOAA Diving Technical Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of Florida Speleological Researchers, the Technical Advisory Board for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), and the Florida Director of the US Deep Diving Team demonstrate his commitment to the underwater environment. He is the President of Benthic Technologies Inc. as well as President and founder of the Cambrian Foundation.
Terrence has led multiple expeditions around the world with the Cambrian Foundation and as a paid guide. These include; six expeditions to the Andrea Doria; the first scuba exploratory dives on the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. The first team to visit the USS Atlanta off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, and as Diving Supervisor for the joint NOAA, US Navy, Cambrian Foundation Monitor Expeditions, and NOAA, National Marine Fisheries, and US Navy Monk Seal Study near Midway Island in the Pacific. The USS Monitor Survey Project is in it’s seventh year with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has led numerous expeditions to the cave systems of the Yucatan and Belize, the SS City of Ainsworth in British Columbia and an international team of divers as the first to visit the bottom of the Great Blue Hole of Belize.
Terrence has also authored numerous articles that have been published in the various diving magazines and technical journals worldwide.