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Women in Diving - Karee
So many awesome women divers to introduce you to! Meet Karee! Karee and Page (previously featured) started diving with us 'a wonderfully long time' in her words :) She's a member of 'the girls' as we affectionately call them who board our boat once a year for a week full of laughter and diving. We love what she had to say about thinking she wouldn't be diving long when she first got certified - but now, 19 years later, centers her vacations around the underwater world. Diving's like that - once the bug gets you, there's no getting out! We hope at least one of her vacations a year keeps bringing her back to the beautiful waters of TCI!
Day Job: Information Technology
Certification Level: Advanced Open Water
How many years i’ve been diving: 19 years
Favorite dive buddy: Page Porter
Do you own your own dive gear? Yes
How often do you dive? 3-4
How long have you been a ‘Flamingo Diver’? You tell us ;). A wonderfully long time
My Favorite TCI Dive site is: Sandbore Channel
My Favorite thing to see on a dive is: Dolphins
Macro or Big Stuff? Both
Top of my marine life bucket list? Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Humpback Whale
If i had one dive trip to choose anywhere in the world I would go: Because I haven’t been- Indonesia
Favorite thing about the sport of diving: The variety of marine life - big and small.
Favorite dive moment to date: Long, personal upcclose encounter with 2 Gray angelfish
What marine life environmental cause is near and dear to your heart (ie, plastic garbage, over fishing, captive mammals, whaling, shark finning or?) Shark Finning
Diving is my happy place because: ZEN - quiet.
What else can you tell us about your diving journey to date? (any obstacles you’ve over come, what has surprised you, loved, etc): It took 4 years to get over significant anxiety with diving....it finally clicked when I dumped some weight and mastered buoyancy control with advanced training. It’s like riding a bike—you only need to “get it” once. In the beginning I was sure I wouldn’t be diving long. 19 years later, all of my trips are centered around the beautiful underwater world.