Author, Instructor Trainer, Underwater Photographer
(deceased) Ella Jean was an educator, lecturer, photographer and author who co-wrote the 1992 book When Women Dive with Erin O’Neill. She was a NAUI/Los Angeles County instructor-trainer, a cavern/cave diver, and co-owner of Morgan/O’Neill Underwater Company in Southern California. Her 40 years of diving experiences include underwater research, establishment of underwater trails, co-production of marine life audiovisual programs, training all levels of diving, writing for diving magazines and books, and developing specialized methods of training women. Ella Jean was a former instructor, department chair and administrator at the College of Oceaneering, a commercial diving school in California, for almost 20 years.