Becky Kagan Schott

Underwater Cinematographer

Becky is an Emmy Award-winning underwater cameraman, photographer, and technical diver whose work can be seen on major networks including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet. She is co-owner of Liquid Productions, LLC, specializing in bringing back video from challenging aquatic environments. Her projects have taken her all over the globe from exploring virgin wrecks in over 300 feet of water in Japan and the Great Lakes, rappelling into caves, filming under ice in the Bering Sea and even diving cage less with Great White sharks.


Becky is extremely passionate about sharing the underwater world with others whether it’s through her video or teaching someone to dive. In her spare time she’s participated in several exploration projects which earned her a place as a Fellow in the Explorers Club and in 2013 she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

Diving the Sacred Maya Underworld

During the summer of 2012 Becky & David Schott directed and filmed technically challenging underwater cave scenes for the National Geographic documentary Maya Underworld. Traveling deep into Mexico’s Yucatan jungle near the ruins of Chitzen Itza the shoot took place in several sacred cenotes. The task was to film an underwater archeologist and set up a live video feed to the surface. This would allow the host of the show to communicate in real time as they searched for artifacts and discovered human remains. This was no simple task. The dive team had to rappel 25 meters into the cave along with dive gear, HMI lights, and underwater camera systems. They also used sunspheres developed by National Geographic to light the vast underwater rooms and help shed more light on the mysterious collapse of the Maya civilization over 1000 years ago.