Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

President & NAS Tutor
Neil Burgess Neil is a retired wildlife biologist, scientific and technical diver, and an Assistant Scuba Instructor. He is working part-time on a degree in Archaeology at Memorial University.
Vice-President, Archaeologist & Senior NAS Tutor Ken Keeping Ken has a Masters degree in Maritime Archaeology. He's also a commercial diver and marine survey consultant.
Secretary Daniel Rees Daniel is studying medicine at Memorial University, after completing his Archaeology degree there. He is interested in shipwreck history and archaeology.
Director Tony Merkle Tony is an Open Water Scuba Instructor and works installing and maintaining marine electronics. He is an active wreck diver.
Director Rick Stanley Rick is the owner of Ocean Quest Adventures, which is the only scuba diving retail and charter operation in the province. His passion is  providing world-class wreck diving opportunities to local and visiting divers. He is also interested in discovering more about our province's shipwreck heritage.
Director Kirk Regular Kirk is the marine geomatics lead at the Centre for Applied Ocean Technology (CTec), a division of Marine Institute's School of Ocean Technology.  CTec is continuously engaged in seabed mapping projects from Newfoundland’s coastal waters to the Arctic.