Next Meeting

"Mission to Titanic"

Renata Rojas

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 @ 7 PM
The Brazen Tavern
356 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Come upstairs for Happy Hour @ 6 PM

Renata has been fascinated with the tragic story of RMS Titanic her whole life and has been dreaming of seeing it for more than 30 years. When a new, private, submersible company called Oceangate Inc. began organizing yearly expeditions to the famous shipwreck - which lies 12,000 feet down at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean - Renata signed on as a Mission Specialist in 2020 and 2022. She fulfilled her childhood dream on July 19, 2022 and visited the most famous shipwreck in history.  Renata has produced a short film on her expedition as well as a presentation and slideshow and we are thrilled she will be sharing them with us!

Born in Mexico City and based in New York City, Renata Rojas is a technical diver who started diving at age 12.  Her world-wide experience includes caves, shipwreck, reef and ice diving  She has traveled to some of the most remote places in the world, including Latin America, Galapagos, Newfoundland, Iceland, Greenland, the Maldives, The North Arctic and Australia’s great Barrier Reef.  Renata works for a Spanish Bank in NYC but spends most weekends diving the shipwrecks off the coast of New York and New Jersey. She is a member of the Explorer’s Club in NY, where she has been involved in a number expeditions including; the Centennial  submersible dives to the wreck of the Britannic in Greece, an expedition to document the  historical wrecks of Newfoundland and several expeditions to the high Arctic to conduct outreach on Ocean Change for the local communities.  Renata is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a long time member and past president of Big Apple Divers.

Additional Links:

Ocean Gate Expeditions
Explorers Club NYC
Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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