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Meet the Expedition Team
Tove Petterson, Expedition Team Member and Marine Operations
During the Voyage to Kure expedition, Tove Petterson served as logistics specialist for the Ocean Adventures Marine Operations group. She is a certified ROV (remotely operated vehicle) operator with Deep Ocean Engineering and has logged thousands of dives, conducting commercial work and search and recovery missions. She has also served as an art department diver, building film sets underwater; has filmed hulls of ships; and has inspected underwater equipment in harbors.
Interview with Tove Petterson
As the logistics specialist for Ocean Adventures' Marine Operations group, describe a typical day for you on the Kure expedition.
Each day I got up around 5:30 a.m. and would head straight up to the top deck to check the condition of the zodiac and fill it with air and fuel. Then I would do a quick walk around the decks and up to the bow to see that all was OK with the expedition gear after a night at sea. At that point I would break for a quick breakfast with the team, which was prepared by our chef, Rhonda. Then the team would gather for our daily meeting to review the plans and set the objectives for the day. My duties on the dives varied from filling the tanks with Nitrox gas, to gear maintenance, to driving the zodiac, to looking after the divers, to tending the underwater light cable above or below the water, to taking still photographs, to appearing on camera with Jean-Michel. It could be anything on any given day!
My favorite spot along the way was
I became a scuba diver at the age of 15 and have traveled to many places. As for being a stunt performer, I never planned on being a "stuntie." I was introduced to the stunt world through my career as an underwater camera operator. I decided to pursue it as one part of my career, so I spent four or five years specifically training to become a stunt performer. I spent lots of money to gain my qualifications, and I had lots of fun along the way!
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