From: United Kingdom
Speciality: cave & wreckdiving
Phil Short is a British Cave and Wreck explorer with a passion for sharing his experiences and the things he has learnt through education. He is one of the most experienced Instructor Trainers and Technical Diving educators world wide in both Open and Closed Circuit technologies and in both Cave and Open Water environments. He has been a member of numerous expeditions world wide to explore caves, survey flooded mines and document sunken ships.
Phil is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a Fellow of the Explorers Club.
Phil has been involved with many Television documentaries for Cave, Wreck and Marine life features for the BBC, ITV, Chanel 4, Discovery and Nova amongst others. In recent years he has become more involved with Scientific Diving teams and projects for groups including WHOI, the US National Parks Service and the DPAA on projects including the Antikythera shipwreck, the Mentor shipwreck and the crew recovery from B-24 J Tulsamerican.
|The Gribshunden wreck of 1495 was a ship that bridged ship building technology, on the change point between Clinker and Carvel methods. The Gribshunden (Griffon Dog) most known for its striking but monstrous figure head was the Kings ship and as such the pride of his fleet. This year in September a team of internationally renowned Maritime Archeologist and divers returned to the wreck site to excavate down through the sediment to the ships hull to unravel mysteries as to how she was built, crewed and sailed over 500 years ago.|