Women in Diving - Karee

July 11, 2019

 

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! 

 

Name: Karee 

 

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. 

 

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