Scott Cassell next to a submersible. CONTRIBUTED

The History of Diving Museum’s next “Immerse Yourself” presentation, on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., will be a virtual talk on submersible research and operations with Scott Cassell. The museum will also have extended hours, with the last ticket sold at 6:15 p.m.

Cassell is a renowned explorer, underwater filmmaker and counter-terrorism operative. He began diving in 1977, has logged over 13,000 hours underwater and is known for setting the world record for longest distance traveled by a diver. He is also an experienced submersible pilot.  

During his talk, Cassel will take attendees through his career and explain the many uses and feats of the submersibles. This includes discovering an ancient forest at the bottom of Lake Tahoe, lionfish research and mitigation, as well as the safety, depth limits, discoveries and procedures involved with the use of submersibles.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. over Zoom, with a viewing room available at the museum. Cassel will be broadcasting remotely.

Cassell is an explorer, underwater filmmaker and counter-terrosism operative. CONTRIBUTED

A virtual signup link is at This session will also be recorded and posted to the HDM YouTube channel. The museum said this month’s Immerse Yourself sponsors are Mark “Sharkey” Alexander and Trident Surface Supplied Diving.