Inspiring Female Dive Bloggers to follow when you crave the Ocean

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Female Dive Bloggers that are as inspiring as the Ocean

My fellow bubble makers! I’ve reached out to some really amazing dive bloggers out there and I’m super happy and proud to present some of them here. They are from all over the world, have taken so many different courses and we all share one thing: loving the ocean and not getting enough of diving.

I’ve asked them all the same questions so you can get to know them better – plus: find my part in the end

Cindy Landlust Landlust Around the World

Landlust

Tell us about yourself

With a last name like Landlust, I was born with the traveling bug. My travels have been and are taking me all around the world. I have a passion for diving and photography and share this on my blog, next to my travel stories. Born and raised in the Netherlands, I now live in London, but will move to Greece in the next couple of weeks.

Where and when did you get certified

Coffs Harbour, Australia, 2000

# of dives and level of certification

100+, Advanced

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

It is a different world underwater, the beauty cannot be put into words and you will feel like you a part of the ocean life. Always keep safety in mind, there is nothing more important than that. One of the downsides for me is putting on the wet-suit, I have no strength in my wrists (slight deformity).

Did you like diving when you started?

I did, but it was my brother in law that got me into it. He has been a diver for as long as I knew him and when I told him I was going to Australia, he begged me to go diving there. He is married (to my sister) with kids, mortgage and all that, and it is highly unlikely he will ever travel there. So I did it for him. I got so seasick on my first dive day, I vowed never to step foot on another boat ever again! But of course I did and have not stopped diving since. I loved the Great Barrier Reef, but that was one of my first dives ever.

Landlust

What is your favourite dive site and why?

I loved the Great Barrier Reef, but that was one of my first dives ever.
I was surprised by Crete!!! But the top dive site for me is Balicasag in the Philippines. Crystal clear water, lots of micro sealife and many turtles.

Favourite animal in the ocean

Can I just choose one? My favourite is the dolphin, but I have never actually seen them while diving…. Other favourite dive animals are the whale sharks, rays and eels.

Favourite hand signal

Jackfish and turtle

Favourite dive quote

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. – Jacques Cousteau

Laura scubapsyche

Tell us about yourself

Professional Psychologist and Scuba Diving Instructor, purpose of this website is to collect some of what is already understood about the psychology of scuba diving and offer resources for improved diving experiences. I generally play with ideas in the blog section of the website – bring together observations from diving with psychology research.

Where and when did you get certified

Fiji, 2007

# of dives and level of certification

500+ Dives, PADI IDC Staff Instructor

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

That you don’t know what you don’t know, so find ways to check that the dive professionals and centre you are using is going to ensure your safety and educate you well (for example Trip Advisor, registration with Pro agency, forums or discussion groups).

Did you like diving when you started?

Didn’t think I would, but fell in love instantly.

What is your favourite dive site and why?

I can’t choose!

Favourite animal in the ocean

Again, how can I choose! Octopus are pretty fascinating.

Favourite hand signal

down

Favourite dive quote

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.

How can we follow your bubbles?

Scuba Psyche on Facebook

PT Hirschfield Pink Tank Scuba

Tell us about yourself

My ‘Scuba Vs Tumour’ blog and FB pages feature my underwater photography, videography and the stories of my regular underwater adventures.

Where and when did you get certified

Hideaway Island, Vanuatu in 2010

# of dives and level of certification

621 dives; Master Diver

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

Relax and go slow or you’ll miss all the good stuff, focus on getting your buoyancy right.

Did you like diving when you started?

I vomited for my first 60 dives due to motion sickness but a bad minute underwater still beat a good day on land so I persevered.

What is your favourite dive site and why?

Verde Island in the Philippines is spectacular and very different on both sides of the island.

Favourite animal in the ocean

Sharks, sea jellies, sea snakes, spider crabs, the list goes on and on and on …

Favourite hand signal

Signalling an octopus or seahorse to a buddy

Favourite dive quote

99% Scuba, 1% Everything Else

How can we follow your bubbles?

Blog + Facebook + YouTube + Instagram

Goni Boller More Fun Diving

diving

Tell us about yourself

I write about diving destinations, marine life, underwater photography and scuba in general. I was travelling full time for 4 years and it seems like I got stuck on Bali now. I’m a biologist, instructor and love underwater photography.

Where and when did you get certified

2007 in Thailand

# of dives and level of certification

1000+, instructor, intro to cave

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

to relax and move as little as possible when underwater

Did you like diving when you started?

Yes, but not as much. It took me quite a while to get hooked

What is your favourite dive site and why?

Seraya Secret, Bali, because it is now my house reef and I just keep on finding new stuff there every day

Favourite animal in the ocean

sharks

Favourite hand signal

“love” (forming a heart with both hands)

Favourite dive quote

Don’t ask me why I love diving, ask yourself why you don’t

How can we follow your bubbles?

Facebook + Instagram + Pinterest

Beth McCrea Scuba Diver Life

Photo courtesy of Michael Rothschild

Tell us about yourself

I love shaping tech & delight in my career as a VP of Product Management. In my spare time, I’m an amateur photographer, an admin for an online book club (www.AWorldAdventureByBook.com) & an avid scuba diver who’s lucky enough to write for Scuba Diver Life.

Scuba Diver Life is a leading publication that informs, inspires and entertains scuba divers and ocean enthusiasts.

Where and when did you get certified

May 2010 NYC

# of dives and level of certification

Over 200 dives PADI AOW

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

I literally just wrote an article on this which is about to be published.

Did you like diving when you started?

I did about 10 intro dives. I liked them, but didn’t love them. (Probably because they were quite shallow, short & didn’t see much.)

What is your favourite dive site and why?

The Akitsushima WWII wreck in the Coron area of the Philippines. It’s awe inspiring to dive this massive wreck with its giant seaplane crane structure, deck-mounted anti-aircraft guns and shell-loading conveyors. The wreck penetration offers an eerie historical maze inside.

Favourite animal in the ocean

Manta ray

Favourite hand signal

F-ing big shark behind you  – see here.

Favourite dive quote

To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable. Breathing becomes a rhythmic melody of inhalations and exhalations. The cracks and pops of fish and crustaceans harmonize with the rhythmic chiming of the bubbles as you exhale. Soon, lungs act as bellows, controlling your buoyancy as you achieve weightlessness. And, as in your dreams, you are flying. Combine these otherworldly stimuli and you surrender completely to the sanctuary of the underwater world.” – Tec Clark

How can we follow your bubbles?

Facebook + Instagram

Deborah Dickson-Smith Diveplanit

Tell us about yourself

Travel blogger, scuba girl and passionate eco-warrior. With Diveplanit, I want to inspire more people to get underwater and start exploring – and understand why it’s so important to protect our oceans.

Where and when did you get certified

Sydney, Australia – six years ago.

# of dives and level of certification

I’ve logged over 300 dives around Australia and overseas.

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

When you first get in, take a deep breath and look down – take a moment for calm after all the safety checks.

Did you like diving when you started?

Instantly

What is your favourite dive site and why?

The Great White Wall, Taveuni, Fiji. It’s stunning. A rainbow of colourful soft corals and reef fish at the top, and that amazing wall of white soft corals stretching down about 40m.

Favourite animal in the ocean

Turtles

Favourite hand signal

The sign for nudibranch

Favourite dive quote

“Fish are friends, not food” Bruce from Finding Nemo 🙂

How can we follow your bubbles?

Facebook + Instagram + Twitter

Viktoria Urbanek Chronic Wanderlust

Tell us about yourself

Born and raised in a landlocked country, I realised quite late how much I needed the ocean. I’m a travel and dive blogger from Austria, currently living in Colombia and exploring this part of the world.

Where and when did you get certified

Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela in 2010

# of dives and level of certification

+170, PADI Divemaster

What would you’ve wanted to know when you started diving?

The calmer you are the less air you use – meaning more time in the water

Did you like diving when you started?

Not really. I was thinking too much about the equipment and how to manage to stay buoyant. Only after 15 I started to like it more and when I was doing my divemaster training in Mexico I finally came to love it. And get addicted to the ocean.

What is your favourite dive site and why?

I love all dive sites in Cozumel. I’ve dove most of them several times already. It’s just the ease and gorgeous coral gardens that fascinate me again and again.

Favourite animal in the ocean

Sea lions – they are so playful!

Favourite hand signal

Hammerhead

Favourite dive quote

I need vitamin sea

How can we follow your bubbles?

InstagramFacebookYouTube – Pinterest

I’ll leave you with this inspiration and hope you’ll be in the water soon! What are your go to dive blogs?

Happy bubbles!

Keep on travelling

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