Robert Manuel Carmichael, a.k.a., RMC

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Robert Manuel Carmichael, a.k.a. RMC

Robert is our founder and CEO. As Global SubDive's exploration leader and lead submersible pilot, he oversees submersible project development and planning.

This company represents his life’s adventure, which has been stimulated by a constant passion for underwater exploration and a knack for improving the functionality of mechanical devices. He learned how to build a recreational hookah system in 1980 as the first full-time employee of Brownie’s THIRD LUNG™, a job that inaugurated his love for diving. In the late 1980’s Robert began experimenting with technical mixed gas diving and was the enterprising force behind the development of what would become the Halcyon “PVR-BASC” rebreather. This rebreather helped revolutionize deep, technical diving and would lead to numerous world record cave dives. Over more than 15 yrs these and many other innovations were developed with Robert’s business partner and friend, Jarrod Jablonski, with whom he founded Halcyon Manufacturing in 1995.

Robert continues to bring innovative solutions into a wide range of marine applications, building a team at LW Americas, which supports mixed gas supply and submersible support systems for yachts and expedition ships around the world.

Global SubDive currently supplies submersible and DP1 Ship Services (M/V GO America) to NAVSEA SFOMF near Port Everglades, FL.

Carleigh Rae Carmichael

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Carleigh Rae Carmichael

Carleigh oversees all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting for Global SubDive, basically, she cuts the checks! She is RMC's oldest child and has been with Global SubDive since day one.

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, on the water and around, she has been diving her whole life. She was always intrigued and involved in the family business, but has also chosen to follow her true passion of teaching. She has a bachelors of science in Exceptional Student Education and Reading. She is a high-school support facilitator and leadership student government teacher. Her newest and proudest role is being mama to Emelynn Rae, the highlight of her world.

Diana Giorgetti

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Diana Giorgetti

Diana is the operations manager for Global SubDive and is also Robert's Personal Assistant (PA) and problem solver. She helps with planning, organization, and execution of all Global SubDive missions and projects. She has been scuba diving since 2002 and is passionate about the ocean and water conservation. Diana also serves as the Development Director for Project Baseline. In her spare time, she is a self-help book author who is passionate about helping people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) achieve balance, control, and acquire valuable life-building skills through scuba diving. She is the proud mother of two wonderful human boys and three very hairy dogs. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Miami, and a master's in education law from Nova Southeastern University.

Erol Eriksson

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Erol G. Eriksson

Like flotsam and jetsam, Erol has spent much his his life adrift. Hailing from a long family of mariners the oceans and ocean lore have been a constant in his life from an early age. Over the years he has built up a career that has embraced his passion for the seas, encompassing marine science, remote technology, manned submersibles and technical diving.

More recently he has merged his love for the oceans and ocean people with his joy in visual story telling, making films that focus on social justice and environmental issues. Erol has been privileged to see a fraction of what the oceans have to offer. He hopes that by bringing this to a wider audience we can create a deeper understanding and respect of some of our planet’s most majestic and least understood wilderness areas.

Douglas S. Brandon

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Douglas S. Brandon

Growing up in Australia as a surfer and sailor through his teenage years and onward helped develop his love for the oceans and inland waters. He began his working career trained as a TV news / current affairs camera operator, fueling his interest in photography and film making. it was a love for travel and boats that led him overseas at the end of the '80s. He spent 2 years working and sailing an 84' schooner through summers in the Mediterranean transatlantic crossings and winters in the Caribbean. He worked in the yachting and diving industry in Fort Lauderdale for Brownie's Third Lung and Global Sub Dive before purchasing Lake Toxaway Marine, Inc. in 1995 on the largest private lake in the S.E. USA. He is a trained and certified outboard engine mechanic, a certified diver and a Coast Guard licensed captain in both the USA and Australia and has spent the last 8 years combining all his skills, interests and passions volunteering for Global Sub Dive and Project Baseline where he contributes to boating across oceans, dive, film and document the changing underwater environments to use that information to raise awareness, education and conservation.

Erika Bergman

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Erika Bergman

A lifelong storyteller turned manned submersible pilot, Erika is a passionate ocean explorer. She studied Chemical Oceanography at the University of Washington while working as a diesel engineer and a steam ship engineer. She is an avid adventurer, extreme sport enthusiast, and ocean technology nerdette. She combined these to reach the top and bottom of Washington State by diving in submarines and summiting Mt. Rainier. She hopes to climb Mt. Everest and one day dive to Challenger Deep. In May of 2013 she was named a National Geographic Young Explorer and shared a series of manned submersible dives through real time video. Erika aims to inspire enthusiasm for ocean awareness using these exciting inner space vehicles.

Research and exploration guided by the scientific community define the nature of our vibrant, complex and sensitive planet. Translating this research in widespread awareness means bridging the gap between pure science and the compelling story it tells. Manned submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and SCUBA diving are incredible platforms to collect data and interact with the environment in a way that captures the hearts and minds of a public audience.

Kimly "Mini-Shark" Do

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Kimly "Mini-Shark" Do

Kimly has been running around designing and prototyping robotics for the last decade. Graduating from Olin College of Engineering with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, her portfolio of ridiculous robots ranges from wearable exoskeletons, humanoid motorcycle-riding robots, all the way to several inflatable fabric arms made for NASA and ONR. In her free time, she hang glides, swing dances, and putts around San Francisco on her cute moped, in a never-ending mission to trying all the sweet cakes and pastries. Together with Erika Bergman, she runs an underwater robot camp for girls 12-16 hoping to create and mentor a network of strong empowered women who love to explore their curiosities as well as the ocean and wild world they live in. During Global SubDive missions, Kimly's duties range from being the swimmer to tracking the subs during dives.