HELLO I AM STEPHANIE WELCOME TO MY WORLD!

Scuba Diving


“I am but a single drop but together we make an ocean”

I fell in love with the ocean at an early age on Swanage beach. Waves breaking over my head made me squeal with delight and feel free and alive…a feeling I have never forgotten.

Later, I took an Open Water Scuba Diving Course at Swanage Pier and became fascinated by its mysterious subaquatic creatures, enthralled with beautiful underwater scenery and graced by a sense of wonder, calm, peacefulness and stillness in the water.

I care deeply about the ocean. It’s often described as ‘the lungs of the earth’ with 70% of the worlds oxygen produced from it, our planets climate regulated by it and billions of people relying on it to breathe, eat, work or live. Yet only 3% of the ocean is protected. I hope to inspire others to help look after our ocean. It’s our planet, our future, our responsibility…and our time to get involved.

As well as diving, I enjoy other water sports including snorkelling, body-boarding, jet-skiing and swimming but my real passion is underwater photography. The creatures which dwell under the waves are the true ‘jewels of the ocean’ for me. Add a wetsuit, some fins and a cylinder and how could a girl not get hooked?

So here I am; a dedicated ambassador of the ocean, with a passion for underwater photography and burning desire to continue my underwater adventures. I hope you’ll join me and dive in!


Core Skills

PADI Open Water Diver
Divers Down, Swanage Pier, UK

Emergency First Response Diver
Coast 2 Coast Scuba Diving, Poole, UK

PADI Master Scuba Diver
Coast 2 Coast Scuba Diving, Poole, UK

RYA Power Boat Level One and Two
The Dive College, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Dive College, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

PADI Rescue Diver
Coast 2 Coast Scuba Diving, Poole, UK

PADI Dive Master
Dive Beyond, Portland, UK

PADI Underwater Photography Instructor
Buddy Dive, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean


Special Skills

Digital Underwater Photographer Level 1 & 2

Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Emergency Oxygen Provider

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver

Boat Diver

Shore Diver

Night Diver

Underwater Navigator

Equipment Specialist

Psychological Diver

Self Reliant Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

Ocean Reef Full Face Mask & Communications

Wreck Diver

Deep Diver

Drift Diver Course

Drysuit Diver


Marine Life

Coral AWARE Conservation Diver

Shark AWARE Conservation Diver

Project AWARE Conservation Diver

Project AWARE Dive Against Debris

Sea Search Observer Volunteer

Coral Restoration Diver Distinctive Speciality

Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Speciality

Underwater Naturalist

Fish Identification (Mediterranean + Bonaire)

Seahorse Survey Course


Passions

Scuba Diving
100%
Underwater Photography
100%
Learning about Marine Life
100%
Ocean Conservation
100%

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