Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies

Paul Cater Deaton

The Speaker

MAD Skills


  • Producer/Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Writer
  • Keynote and Featured Speaker
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • ​Infotainer
  • Wide Range of Topics
  • Meticulously Researches and Prepares for Every Show
  • Twenty Years of Hosting Events

The Career

PCD produced this intro for his third appearance as Master of Ceremonies at the prestigious Our World Underwater Film Festival, in Chicago.

about pcd

The Winter 2015 Reel merely scratches the surface of Paul's filming adventures.

Speaking engagements

Action/Adventure Theatre

Paul Cater Deaton


  • Multiple award-winning documentary filmmaker who has shot on six continents over a career spanning 40 years.
  • National Fellow in The Explorers Club, Member of the Television Academy.
  • Principal Underwater Cinematographer for Season 25 Premiere of The Amazing Race.
  • His work has been seen on HBO Documentaries, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, The Amazing Race, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, CMT and MTV, Comedy Central, and at the United Nations, among others.
  • Internationally published writer.
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Paul Cater Deaton has come face-to-face with packs of tiger sharks in open water. He has climbed to the summit of Mt. Sinai to catch the sunrise, and sipped coffee in the shadow of the Great Pyramids. He has seen the Southern Cross from the Sulu Sea, made history on a film shoot in Cuba, and filmed the mysterious "Crystal Maiden" of Belize. He shares these and other adventures with audiences around the globe. Speaking on a wide range of subjects, he is a staple at special events, film festivals, seminars and speaking tours. He will customize a perfect presentation for your event.

Often accompanied by the underwater and adventure travel films he has produced during his many global expeditions, PCD has thrilled audiences around the world for 20 years. His easy-going manner and quick wit, paired with research and preparation, make him highly sought-after as a Featured Speaker and Master of Ceremonies.

  • Master of Ceremonies for the prestigious Our World Underwater, in Chicago, for an unprecedented seven consecutive years.
  • Master of Ceremonies at Reef Renaissance Film Festival® (Virgin Islands) since its inception in 2013.
  • Celebrity Delegate and Master of Ceremonies for Diving & Resort Travel Show event in Manila, Philippines.
  • "Mouth of the South" MC for Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Annual Charity Chili Cookoff (Attendance 6,000+) since 2000.
  • Standing invitation to speak at Our World Underwater (Chicago and Dallas), Boston Sea Rovers, Career Opportunities in Marine Sciences (Boston), Beneath the Sea (NYC).