When we’ve used up all our vacation time, we live vicariously through the Instagram feeds of these adventurous ladies. Follow them to find inspiration for your next dive trip, or tag a friend who loves to travel and invite them to get certified for PADI® Women’s Dive Day.
Alex Baackes @alexinwanderland
Alex Baackes is an adventure-seeking world traveler, writer, videographer and PADI Diver. Check out Alex’s latest travel adventures on her website Alex in Wanderland, or read about her diving adventures on our blog.
Alicia Ward @aliciaunderwater
Alicia has been traveling ever since she was a little girl. Her childhood homes included Minnesota, Mexico, Georgia, South Carolina and finally Hawai’i. She started taking underwater photos at 15 and has promoted conservation and respect for the underwater world ever since.
Annie Crawley @anniecrawley_oceanannie
PADI Instructor Annie Crawley is an artist, author, filmmaker and voice for the ocean. Check out this video post about her visit to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Amanda Cotton @acottonphoto
Professional Photographer Amanda Cotton attended the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography. Her images have been published by National Geographic, the BBC, CNN, Smithsonian Magazine, and many others. Read more about Amanda.
Chelsea Yamase @chelseakauaki
Freediver and Chelsea Yamase, describes herself as a “Hawaii-based creative traveling the world as an athlete, model, and writer.” Her feed is full of beautiful underwater images in addition to Chelsea’s adventures climbing mountains and trekking through jungles.
Christine Kaaloa @grrrltraveler
Christine is a 40-something solo traveler who includes inspirational quotes and travel tips with her IG posts. Follow her feed for a unique mix of photos, videos and 360 overhead shots.
Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier is a photographer and explorer for National Geographic and the founder of a non profit organization, SeaLegacy, which works to protect the oceans. Follow her travels, along with Paul Nicklen, to some of the most remote locations in the world.
Jennifer Tuffin @izkiz
PADI diver Jennifer Tuffin, better known as “izkiz” has a colorful feed of storybook-perfect photos from sunny climates around the globe. Read about Jen’s experience learning to scuba dive in Jordan.
Jillian Morris @BiminiSharkGirl
Like sharks? You’ll love the Instagram feed from marine biologist and PADI AmbassaDiver Jillian Morris. Jillian Morris is a shark conservation advocate currently based in Bimini, Bahamas, but her work as a researcher and naturalist has taken her to Australia, California, Florida the Dutch Caribbean and elsewhere.
Kerri Bingham @indokerri
Kerri’s feed is an entertaining mix of pelagics, macro critters, and Kerri’s dog Chewie. Her underwater images often show familiar subjects in an interesting way and her feed is a must-follow for fans of muck diving.
Kellee Edwards @kelleesetgo
As a pilot, Kellee can travel to the world’s most out of the way destinations. As a PADI diver and on her journey to PADI Freediver™, Kellee explores the world, “by land, air and sea.”
Kiersten Rich @theblondeabroad
Kiersten left a career in corporate wealth management back in 2012 to support a literacy project in Bolivia. Since then, this PADI AmbassaDiver has traveled to more than 60 countries and logged dives in 15 of them. Read about The Blonde Abroad’s favorite scuba diving destinations.
Liz Parkinson @lizparkinson1
Another must-follow for shark fans, PADI Advanced Freediver Instructor and Liz Parkinson shares images of sharks that are powerful, beautiful, and sometimes a little cheeky.
Rocio Gajon Bunker @love_live_dive
PADI AmbassaDiver Rocio Gajon Bunker is a PADI Instructor, world traveler and passionate conservationist. Follow her to find inspiration for your next travel adventure, and how to protect underwater world.
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