Members of the Advisory Committee are friends of Beautiful Oceans who believe in the concept, philosophy and products of Beautiful Oceans. Members of the Advisory Committee offer guidance, direction and advice on science, corporate responsibility and the dive tourism industry on a gratis basis; they are not employees of Beautiful Oceans Inc. and receive no remuneration for their association.
Alex F. Brylske, Ph.D. - Marine Tourism and Resource Management Consultant
Chairman Beautiful Oceans Advisory Committee
Doctorate in marine science education - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
Master of Science in marine biology and coastal zone management - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Master of Arts in instructional systems design - Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont
Alex's background includes 30 years experience designing and teaching marine education and professional development programs for divers and marine tourism operators. His unique background combines training as a marine conservation biologist with a long career in the dive tourism industry. This gives him both a solid grounding in marine science and resource management, as well as an intimate understanding of the marine tourism community.
His main interest is in developing educational programs that promote responsible tourism and marine conservation. In 2001, for his contribution to the field of sustainable marine tourism, Alex won NOAA's prestigious Walter B. Jones Memorial Excellence Award for Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
Often described as "the man who wrote the book on diver education," he has served for nearly two decades as Senior Editor of Dive Training magazine-America's oldest national scuba diving magazine. Along the way Alex has written numerous books and more than 200 feature articles on subjects ranging from environmental issues, marine science, hyperbaric physiology and diving safety.