Bernie Chowdhury

Bernie Chowdhury has been on the Board of Directors of the Historical Diving Society. He is best known for his critically acclaimed, international top-selling book, The Last Dive, (non-fiction, HarperCollins, 2000) which has been published in eleven languages, an audio version and as an e-book. He was the founder and co-publisher of Immersed International Diving Magazine for nine years. He served as editor of Historical Diver, as well as editor of Canadian-based DIVER magazine. He has been published and/or profiled in numerous articles in newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and overseas. Bernie is a popular and engaging speaker who has presented at dive shows, shops and clubs throughout the U.S., and in eight foreign countries. He has worn many hats during his 29 years in diving, including: recreational and technical instructor, expedition organizer, industry consultant, and documentary (co) producer, to name a few. Bernie has been a Fellow of the Explorers Club since 1995 and has carried the Club Flag on two expeditions. He has led and/or participated in ground-breaking expeditions in both wreck and cave diving. He is a board-certified hyperbaric medical technologist (CHT) since 2004 and remains active in several capacities in the hyperbaric medical field, including holding the position of Training Director for the advanced wound care, hyperbaric medicine and life safety engineering conglomerate Life Support Technologies group, Tarrytown, NY.  Bernie was named Beneath the Sea’s 2001 Diver of the Year for Education. He is an active technical diving instructor, and is authorized to teach to depths of 100 meters / 330 feet. In addition, he teaches scientific/research diving with Associate Professor, Nasreen S. Haque, Ph.D., of New York Medical College, as well as participates in the search for microbes that may have pharmacological uses.