Cornell Lloyd Antony Burke

Cornell Lloyd Antony Burke

Cornell Burke started diving in his late twenties and continued diving for almost 25 years. He was a PADI assistant instructor and was awarded an SSI Platinum Pro 5000 card in 1993; Individuals who hold this card can be defined as the world's most elite water explorers.

Burke dove with several dive operations on Cayman Brac and became a co-owner of Brae Aquatics. As a pioneer of diving in the Brae he has explored and named more than half of the dive sites on Cayman Brae and many on Little Cayman. He was also involved with sinking two wrecks - the Mariner and the Kissimmee - in Cayman Brae. Burke was a popular dive master and was well liked by his regular customers who still stop by to visit. He was, and still is, a good ambassador for the Sister Islands, attending many DEMA trade shows and assisting with Nikonos Shootout competitions, visiting handicapped diving groups such as Moray Wheels and helping visiting marine biologists from the University of Maryland with their research.

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