Carrie Caignet, BA., AQ

Carrie Caignet is a Florida native, and a Florida maritime historian. Fascinated with the sea at a young age, she earned a c-card before she had a driver's license and pursued maritime vocation.  Carrie has amassed a wide range of experience by working on and in the water.   She has educated a worldwide audience on Florida’s marine environments, its history and has led many on the adventure of a lifetime; diving the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.  Carrie has also worked on several undersea film projects, and even managed operations on a 455’ WWII Victory (VC-2) ship during its conversion into a maritime museum & historic ship on the National Register.

Today, Carrie is the Director of the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum.  The museum maintains the Bauer Collection which is the largest collection of diving equipment and ephemera in the world.  The museum is located in the fabulous village of islands, Islamorada, in the Upper Keys of Florida.  It tells the story of man's quest to explore under the sea and provides their visitors with a nice helping of Florida Keys history for good measure.