Immerse yourself in the underwater world with Dive Stories. PADI presents monthly podcast episodes sharing diving’s most inspirational characters and their narratives with the world. We’re talking scuba, freediving, underwater exploration, travel, conservation, and all things in and around the ocean. Join us as we seek adventure and save the ocean. Hosted by Ocean Allison.

You can listen to Season 1 and Season 2 of Dive Stories on or in top podcast apps including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Feel free to subscribe, leave a review, and share the podcast with your ocean-loving friends. New episodes launch on the 15th of each month. Thanks for diving in with us as we seek adventure and save the ocean. Happy listening, and happy diving!

Episode 1: Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier – Connecting the World with Ocean Conservation

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A behind-the-lens exclusive with world-renowned conservation photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier. 
This dynamic duo shares some seriously epic and important dive stories, what it means to be each other’s dive buddies from the poles to the tropics, and their fundamental thoughts on all things ocean conservation. Paul and Cristina are co-founders of ocean conservation non-profit SeaLegacy and conservation activation platform Only One.

Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier use photography and storytelling to connect the world with ocean conservation.

Episode 2: Nouf Alosaimi – Empowering Saudi Women Divers

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A profoundly deep and inspiring interview with PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Saudi female tec diver Nouf Alosaimi. 
Nouf shares how scuba diving has positively changed her life, what it means to help other Saudi women discover the underwater world through her company Pink Bubbles Divers, and all about her relationship with the Red Sea. Follow her journey on Instagram @redseacitizen and @pinkbubblesdivers.

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Nouf Alosaimi empowers fellow Saudi females to explore the underwater world.

Episode 3: Alex Rendell – Inspiring Thailand’s Next Generation of Conservationists

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An in-depth, dynamic conversation with Thai actor and conservationist Alex Rendell. 
Alex shares some of his favorite diving adventures in Thailand and beyond, his passion for teaching conservation above and below the surface as the co-founder of Environmental Education Center Thailand, and the responsibility he feels to use his platform to bring environmentalism to the mainstream. Follow his conservation and diving journey on Instagram @alexrendell.

As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and public icon in Thailand, Alex Rendell inspires youth to care about conservation.

Episode 4: Danni Washington – Promoting Diversity in Ocean Science and Conservation

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An empowering chat with ocean science communicator Danni Washington – the first woman of color to host an American science TV show. 
Danni shares all about her background in Marine Biology, her passion for connecting youth with the ocean through her non-profit The Big Blue & You, some seriously incredible diving adventures, and the absolute importance of diversity in science and conservation. Follow her ocean conservation journey on Instagram @danniwashington.

Danni Washington is a TV personality and science communicator with a deep love for the ocean, diving, and marine biology.

Episode 5: Jillian Morris – Creating a Better World for Sharks

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An uplifting discussion with shark conservationist Jillian Morris, more commonly known as Bimini Shark Girl. 
From the tiny Bahamian island she calls home, Jillian shares inspiring shark diving stories, the ways in which diving has shaped her life, and all about her passion for empowering youth through her educational non-profit Sharks4KidsTo learn more about Jillian’s work, find her on social media @biminisharkgirl.

Through her educational non-profit Sharks4Kids, Jillian Morris is inspiring a new generation of shark advocates.

Episode 6: Dr. Jessica Meir – Exploring from the Sea to the Stars

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An inspiring interview with NASA Astronaut and Marine Biologist Dr. Jessica Meir. 
Jessica shares some seriously incredible scientific diving stories from the poles to the tropics, all about the similarities and differences between scuba diving and space walks, and what it’s like to look down on this blue planet we all call home. To learn more about Jessica, you can find her on social media @astro_jessica.

As a NASA Astronaut and Marine Biologist, Dr. Jessica Meir has explored environments from Antarctica waters to space.

Episode 7: Richard Vevers – Approaching Ocean Conservation with Optimism

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A dynamic conversation with Founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, Richard Vevers. 
Richard shares how he brings his expertise in advertising to the world of ocean conservation, all about his role in the hit Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, and the many reasons he feels optimistic in looking to the future. To learn more about the many remarkable projects and campaigns that Richard has brought to life, visit

Life-long scuba diver and advertising expert, Richard Vevers, is positively bringing ocean conservation to the forefront.

Episode 8: Nate Porter – Sailing and Diving the World with Expedition Drenched

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An explorative chat with PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Captain of Expedition Drenched, Nate Porter. 
Nate shares what it’s like to sail and dive around the world aboard his floating home, all about his journey pursuing a career as a dive professional, and his thoughts on the importance of seeking adventure and saving the ocean. To learn more, check out weekly Expedition Drenched YouTube videos and follow them on social media @expeditiondrenched.

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Captain of Expedition Drenched, Nate Porter is truly seeking adventure.

Episode 9: Philippe & Ashlan Cousteau – Making Ocean Conservation Mainstream

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An entertaining discussion with ocean exploration and activism power couple, Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau. 
This dynamic duo shares all about their motivations to expand the Cousteau legacy, some seriously incredible diving adventures, and their thoughts on the present and future of ocean conservation. To learn more about Philippe and Ashlan’s work, follow them on social media @pcousteau and @ashlancousteau, and visit

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Ocean exploration power couple, Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau are working together to make saving the ocean fun.

Episode 10: Adam Sellars – Combining Freediving and Mental Health

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An illuminating interview with Australian Freediver and Founder of The Pressure Project, Adam Sellars. 
Adam shares what it’s like exploring the underwater world on a single breath, some epic dive stories from around Australia, and all about how the fundamentals of freediving can help us deal with pressures above and below the surface. To learn more, follow The Pressure Project on social media @pressureproject and visit

As a PADI AmbassaDiver, Adam Sellars is teaching the fundamentals of freediving above and below the surface.

Episode 11: Dr. Sylvia Earle – Generating Hope for the Blue Planet

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An in-depth exclusive with legendary oceanographer and Founder of Mission Blue, Dr. Sylvia Earle. 
Sylvia shares all about her pioneering adventures beneath the surface of the ocean, about Mission Blue’s global network of Hope Spots, as well as her fundamental thoughts on protecting the blue heart of the planet. To learn more about Sylvia and her work, visit and follow Mission Blue on social media @mission_blue.

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As a pioneer in all things ocean, Dr. Sylvia Earle is generating hope for the blue planet. Photo by: Todd Brown.

Inspired to connect with the ocean further?
With PADI eLearning, you can start your next dive adventure right now from the comfort of your own home. eLearning allows you to complete the online portion first, and then connect with a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any time to complete your in-water training. Whether you’re just starting, or continuing, your diving journey, PADI eLearning is an ideal way to jump-start your next underwater adventure. 

Looking for ideas of how to turn your passion into purpose?
PADI is on a mission to unite people from around the globe to take action for the ocean, above and below the surface. Like divers holding a torch, this growing community of PADI Torchbearers light the path towards a better balance between humanity and the ocean. You can sign up right now to join the movement. Together, our collective light shines brighter.

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