There are few experiences in life that are capable of generating the overwhelming sense of freedom and exhilaration you feel when scuba diving. For beneath the oceans’ surface lies an underwater paradise, home to an abundance of life and magical beauty that’s completely unique to anything you’ll experience anywhere else on our planet.In this guide, we take a look at some of the inspirational female divers who have helped women gain representation in a largely male-dominated sport. We also explore how scuba diving can play an important role in ocean conservation, as well as providing important tips and advice for all the women scuba divers around the world.
Female Scuba Diver Role Models
Who are they?
In recent years the scuba diving industry has grown significantly – with dive centres like PADI, offering scuba training and certification courses around the world. With this growth, we have seen an increase in the number of women joining the scuba diving community, however, rewind to the 1940s and the decades that followed, and gender equality was a far cry from what it is today. The majority of professional scuba divers were male, and it was very rare for women divers to be featured in the mainstream media, however, that’s not to say they didn’t exist.
Over the past few decades, there have been some exceptionally powerful female role models who have shown the world that women can scuba too, and their success has undoubtedly played a major role in encouraging other women to enter the sport.