On the Lycian coast along the south coast of the vast country are ancient sites located in Ephesus, Dalyan, Patara, Fethiye and Kas surrounded by unparalleled nature. A labyrinth of mountains, beaches and rivers in a unique ecosystem that combines sunshine and sea breezes amid the ruins ancient cultures from the Hittite, Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman civilizations. All this combined with beautiful blue skies, pristine beaches and the charm of the Mediterraean lifestyle...
Christine Dennison, is an explorer who leads expeditions to the most remote corners of civilization. She swims with sharks and piranhas in the Amazon rain forest and underwater caves of the Caribbean. She has logged over a hundred dives under the polar ice caps in the extremely harsh conditions of the High Arctic. A true adventurer she has been honored by winning admission as a fellow into the exclusive Explorers club whose members have been first to the North Pole, first to the Summit of Mt. Everest, first to the deepest part of the ocean and first to the surface of the moon. Christine Dennison is a founder and president of Mad Dog Expeditions.
Christine Dennison has been diving for 19 years during which time she has gained experience in many different diving environments, including various parts of the Arctic, the Amazon, the Caribbean, Europe and the East Coast of the USA. Certifications include: Technical Nitrox, Technical Wreck, Cave Diver, Technical Gas Blender, Technical Supervisor and Divemaster. Very much an outdoors person, she enjoys many sports besides diving including climbing, hiking, cycling and walking her dog endlessly in Central Park.
Christine speaks fluent Spanish, has traveled in over 30 countries and was involved in the years of research and set up that preceded her co-founding Mad Dog Expeditions. Prior to MDE, Christine was Head of P.R. and Marketing for a prominent Art gallery in New York. Christine was the first women to have dived high above the Arctic Circle and has now logged over 80 dives in this harsh environment, as well as being the first woman to dive in the Amazon rainforest amongst the giant piranhas and the pink dolphins. She has modeled and been featured in magazines that include Sports Illustrated, Cosmo, Outside and various sports and diving publications worldwide. She is a Fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club and is involved in various student outreach programs. She is a spokesperson and role model for women in exploration and adventure. When not on location New York City is home. Lately, Christine and her husband have been producing a documentary on the USS R-12 Submarine that sank off the coast of Florida on June 12, 1943. See the website for this project below.
Ms. Dennison was an only child, raised in Manhattan by her mother, Alicia de Hernandez. Growing up, she often flew to Mexico City to visit her stepfather. She said that traveling “filled a void” left by having a tiny family because it allowed her to “experience different cultures and sometimes join them.” By 1994, she had made travel her life’s work as a founder of Mad Dog Expeditions, a company that organizes trips to places normally seen only by scientists and explorers. Her adventures to the Arctic, the Amazon and underwater caves in the Caribbean earned her so much respect that in 2003 she was made a fellow at the Explorers Club, an organization that has counted among its honorary members Theodore Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell and Sally Ride.
Christine is also a newly appointed Brand Ambassador for Red Fox, NA gear and will be working with them on expeditions wearing Red Fox gear - visit them at www.redfoxna.com