We're happy to introduce you to the brand new 2021 PADI AmbassaDiver staff members! PADI AmbassaDivers are passionate divers, dive professionals, and ocean champions dedicated to elevating diving of their communities and throughout the planet.
In their very own distinctive methods, this spectacular group of people are sharing their love for diving, taking motion to safeguard the well being of the ocean, and galvanizing others to comply with their goals to discover and shield the underwater world. We look ahead to sharing these new AmbassaDivers’ dive adventures and conservation efforts all year long with all of you.
Paris is an outside fanatic and host of the journey journey present Guy in Dubai – with scuba diving and freediving enjoying central roles in his adventures all through the present. So far, greater than 15 million individuals tune in yearly on Amazon Prime, OSN, and inflight leisure techniques on Emirates and British Airways. Initially from the UK, now based mostly out of Dubai, Paris goals to encourage individuals to find the world (above and under the floor), and to take motion to comply with their passions. Comply with Paris on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter.
Initially from California, Taylor now lives on the island of Oahu, Hawaii – the place freediving has powerfully modified her life. As knowledgeable photographer and ambassador with One Ocean Diving, she works to unfold consciousness concerning the significance of shark conservation and ocean preservation. In 2020, Taylor encountered greater than 10 totally different species of sharks whereas exploring the underwater world, and reached a three minute static breath maintain. Comply with Taylor on Instagram and TikTok.
Doudou is an adventurer, diver, filmmaker, and conservationist with multiple million followers on social media in China. As a toddler, she was very terrified of the water, and it wasn’t till she got here throughout diving in 2009 that she truly overcame her fears and found the great thing about the ocean. Since then, she has additionally turn out to be a licensed freediver and has launched an unimaginable profession in underwater images and filmmaking. Doudou is the primary feminine Nationwide Geographic Explorer from China, having labored on tasks like Planet or Plastic and Extreme China.
Based mostly in Japan, Yukie turned obsessive about the allure of the ocean the very first time she went diving in Guam on the age of 20. Since then, she dives as typically as potential – having explored dive websites round Izu, Okinawa, Miyakojima, and Ishigakijima. Her favourite expertise was with an enormous faculty of hammerheads off Mikomoto Island. Yukie earned her PADI Rescue Diver certification on the age of 24, and hopes to share the appeal of the ocean with everybody she will. Comply with Yukie on Instagram.
Miranda has been touring and diving the world for greater than twenty years as a TV and radio wildlife presenter for networks like FOX and BBC. When she discovered to dive whereas learning Zoology at Bristol College, she had no concept that diving would turn out to be such a serious a part of her profession. When she’s not touring, Miranda is a mom of two and loves diving the chilly waters across the UK. Via her work on and off display, she hopes to attach individuals with nature and the necessity for conservation.
Born and raised in Patagonia, Francisco loves all outside sports activities and has labored in theater, radio, and TV via his profession. After profitable the present Huge Brother in Argentina in 2015, he toured Riviera Maya, dedicating himself to learning marine conservation. He at present resides in Cozumel, Mexico together with his 2 youngsters, the place he works as a PADI Instructor and journey way of life social media influencer (with >600Okay followers) for manufacturers in Latin America. Francisco’s strives is to introduce youthful generations to the underwater world and train them to respect and shield it. Comply with Francisco on Instagram and Twitter.
Xochitl is a marine biologist and performing artist devoted to local weather change analysis and ocean science communication. Rising up in a low-income neighborhood in Southern California, Xochitl has firsthand expertise with socioeconomic limitations to interacting with the marine world, however stored her aquatic goals afloat by means of books and media. Now, she is a marine biologist learning the consequences of local weather change on necessary fisheries species. Though Xochitl discovered to swim as an grownup, she has excelled in her aquatic journey and is now coaching to turn out to be a scientific diver. Comply with Xochitl on Instagram.
Tom is a photographer and filmmaker with a ardour for creating underwater movies and advertising supplies for tourism boards and ocean-focused companies. His work has been featured in an array of worldwide magazines and galleries. He additionally often works with marine biologists to assist safeguard his native Sydney waterways, and volunteers his time to help non-profit ocean conservation teams. Tom constantly goals to encourage others to guard the ocean, and hopefully expertise the underwater world for themselves. Comply with Tom on Instagram and YouTube.
Born and raised in Poland, Martyna has spent the final ten years touring and dealing abroad. In Thailand she discovered her ardour for diving and conservation, and since then turned a PADI IDC Employees Teacher and EFR Teacher Coach. She now lives within the Maldives, and is working in the direction of turning into a PADI Master Scuba Instructor. Martyna goals to share her love of diving, the great thing about the ocean, and the significance of conservation with others. Comply with Martyna on Instagram, Facebook, and her blog.
Kaoruko has created a career of her personal: Underwater Reporter. After graduating from College in Japan in 2010, she has traveled all over the world to report on and share her underwater explorations – together with appearances on many in style Japanese TV packages. In 2019, Kaoruko turned the primary feminine Japanese licensed whale swim information within the Kingdom of Tonga. Comply with Kaoruko on Instagram.
Simply as this inspiring group of people are dedicated to seeking adventure and saving the ocean with PADI, we're dedicated to amplifying these AmbassaDiver’s missions to encourage extra individuals to guard and join with our water planet.
They're a motivating drive of their communities, each above and under the floor, main and inspiring others to hitch us in standing up for a brighter future for humanity and the ocean. We recognize you – our international group of PADI divers – for becoming a member of us in welcoming our new 2021 AmbassaDivers!