Brett Seymour

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Deputy Chief, National Park Service Submerged Resources Center / Photographer


About Brett Seymour

Brett Seymour is the Deputy Chief of the US National Park Service’s (NPS) Submerged Resources Center (SRC) based in Denver, Colorado. Formally known as the Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (or SCRU team), the SRC has been the operational center for the Services 250+ divers for nearly four decades. The SRC supports stewardship for the protection, preservation, public access, and interpretation of submerged resources, both in the US and internationally.

Brett has been working as a full-time underwater photographer with the NPS since 1994. His work with the Service has provided underwater access to some of the United States most captivating national parks. In addition to making a whole new dimension of the Park system available to the public, for past two decades Brett has specialized in documenting historically significant underwater sites around the world. As project photographer on expeditions such as the 200 BC Antikythera shipwreck off Greece, the civil war submarine HL Hunley, the arctic exploration vessel HMS Investigator, and WWII sites throughout the Pacific including several hundred dives imaging the USS Arizona, Brett has connected the present to the past through underwater imagery.

As the SRC Diving Safety Officer, Brett is responsible for the training, safety, and diving operations of the Center’s 8-member dive team of underwater archeologists and photographers. He has been utilizing rebreathers in the world of underwater imaging and scientific diving since 2005.

More about the NPS Submerged Resources Center can be found at Brett’s photographic work documenting the NPS’s underwater realm (among other expeditions) can be found at



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