Chris Knight

A marine ecologist based out of Los Angeles, Chris Knight is a graduate of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has worked in the field of marine conservation and public education for over 14 years as the former Director of Training for the Reef Check Foundation and as a program manager for the UCLA Institute of the Environment. His accomplishments include the establishment of California’s first state-wide monitoring network to determine the health of our nearshore marine life.

Over the course of his professional career, Mr. Knight has also served on numerous boards and committees for various state, county, and non-profit organizations as an expert on California's marine resources. In addition, Mr. Knight is an award-winning dive industry professional, having extensive experience working with the recreational and scientific diving community as a marketing and product manager for the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI).

Mr. Knight’s service includes having been a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles County Underwater Instructors Association, the world’s oldest dive training agency and the birthplace of modern dive training. He is currently an active scuba instructor with NAUI, PADI, and Los Angeles County.

He and his wife, Susan, live in Westwood, California with their 2-year old mermaid, Lily, and her dog, Mia. In his spare time, Mr. Knight writes about environmental issues, fish, and the diving lifestyle on his website CaliforniaFineDiving.com.

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