8 Amazing Diving Accounts to Follow on Social Media
When we aren't diving ourselves, we like reading about other divers' exploits. And what better way to find out what other divers are doing than by perusing their social media feeds? We have put together a list of 8 incredible dive accounts to follow that will be sure to inspire your next diving journey, from gorgeous marine photography to gear reviews, conservation efforts, and the greatest dive sites to explore.
1. Ocean Ramsey
A Hawaiian freediver, scuba instructor, and environmentalist by the name of Ocean Ramsey. Check out her websites if you love sharks or are interested in learning more about them because she is well recognized for her work with them! She posts wonderful pictures and videos. She interacts closely with a variety of sharks (think: Tiger Sharks and Great White Sharks).
Ocean does an excellent job of demonstrating that sharks are not to be scared, are misunderstood, and should be protected, even though we don't advise trying to reproduce her photographs. Ocean offers fantastic advice on how you may help shark conservation in addition to wonderful shark photographs.
Deepblu is an internet forum where divers may discuss and exchange knowledge on anything diving-related. Deepblu is a one-stop shop for divers, including everything from scuba news to evaluations of dive gear, advice on scuba diving, and destinations across the globe.
Divers can inspire others by posting spectacular images and videos from their dives online. And because their Deepblu app works with the COSMIQ dive watch, creating an interactive dive log is made incredibly simple!
3. Amanda Cotton
Expect to be astounded by the incredible photographs of pelagic marine animals (such as dolphins, seals, whales, sharks, and even crocodiles) taken by professional underwater photographer Amanda Cotton, who is also a passionate scuba diver. She wants to raise awareness of conservation while bringing attention to the beauty of the undersea world through her photos.
For individuals wishing to hone their underwater photography talents, Amanda offers online photography seminars. She also provides online education programs for both adults and kids so they can learn more about the underwater world. She also established Water Woman Inc. to mentor and empower females from the ages of 8 to 18 to lead in the underwater realm (such as a photographer or marine biologist).
4. Alastair Pollock
Alastair Pollock is a talented underwater photographer if you're seeking for beautiful photos to hang in your home. Alastair has a strong emphasis on sharks and seals, but he also captures some amazing shots of whales, macro life, cenotes, and other underwater sea life.
What's amazing is that Alastair explains the camera equipment he uses to take these photographs (ranging from wide-angle to fish-eye, as well as the lighting he employs), so that we may all improve our underwater photography skills. For those who are interested in underwater photography, he also provides links to helpful information.
5. Shawn Heinrichs
Shawn Heinrichs is a passionate conservationist, self-taught photographer, and videographer. He is the co-founder of the organization Sea Legacy and the Blue Sphere Foundation, both of which work to protect the oceans.
His first goal was to record and reveal the damage being done to the oceans in an effort to spur action and change rather than merely raise awareness. But he discovered that the photos that best captured the beauty of the ocean's depths were those. Therefore, across his accounts, you can expect to primarily see stunning photos of aquatic life and how it interacts with humans.
6. Sarah Gauthier
Female scuba diver Sarah Gauthier is well-known for having dived on every continent. From 2018 to 2020, she went and recorded her experience with the hopes of inspiring people to protect the oceans by showcasing their beauty. She does an excellent job of demonstrating that eco-friendly travel is feasible by solely utilizing reusable water bottles, mugs, and utensils.
7. Girls That Scuba
Girls That Scuba is a group for female scuba divers, as you would have imagined. Sarah Richard, a divemaster and travel blogger, had the concept because she wanted to connect with other female divers and inspire and expose more women to scuba diving. Expect to meet new people when you visit the social network pages of Girls That Diving, get gear evaluations, travel suggestions, find scuba gear, and read biographies of remarkable women who dive.
The PADI organization is most known for being the place where we can obtain new diving certifications, but did you know that they also have a variety of other interesting diving materials for us to read?
This truly is a one-stop shop for divers, offering everything from vacation discounts and guidance to diver insurance, environmental advocacy, scuba gear, and the chance to connect with other divers from across the world.
They also have a useful mobile app where you can save your digital diving card, a podcast, and a YouTube channel where you can learn about fantastic dive sites and even receive a refresher on your abilities.
If these social media accounts haven't satisfied your craving for incredible diving sites, check out some of our other posts for more ideas, such as 10 places you didn't know you could dive and 10 unforgettable dive experiences to mark off your bucket list.
Please take note that aside from her work as a freelance writer for Deepblu Magazine, the author has no connection to any of the dive accounts mentioned in this article.