On the day this picture was taken,a couple weeks ago in the Bahamas... I swam about 15ft. to the bottom of the ocean! The sand felt super soft and cozy. It was on the 2nd try when I had a fire to try again when I didn’t reach it on the first try. I couldn’t believe i did that! #freedive The other day, I held my breath under water for 1min and 45 seconds. Again, on the 2nd try. Was pretty frustrated I couldn’t get to 2 min. Then I realized it was pretty cool I did that :) Both times, the same friend pushed me to do it. To show myself what I was capable of. Because he believed in me. It’s good to be pushed. Keep yourself surrounded by people who push you, and believe in you. Do anything big or small to see how far you can go. When we do hard things and feel proud of ourselves for something we did, we build up our confidence account and we give ourselves evidence of our bad-assery. But you gotta do the hard things. And always try a second time. Keep challenging yourself. Even if it seems small, don’t hesitate :) 📷 cred: @rootbeerpopsicleeyes 😘
“I see women uniting with the ocean in all forms ... freediving, sailing, surfing, kiting, spearfishing and more. For thousands of years women have been conditioned to hide their true connection with nature and the ocean, to explore and cultivate it behind closed doors, to hide their communities and true power and not reveal it too much where it threatens the global patriarchy. As much as humanity has advanced, the earth has suffered greatly because of this. We now enter a powerful time where women no longer care that what they do or don’t do is accepted ... but care more about the state of our planet: something only the divine feminine (in both women and men) can understand.” - Jennifer Lakshmi @jenniferlakshmi 📸 @bahamascatcharters #theoceanisfemale
#repost @piachichile with @get_repost ・・・ I’m a survivor... I’m not gon ‘ give up ... I’m not gon ‘ stop... I’m gon ‘ work harder @danse_aqua choose this song for her video and I truly love it and connected because it represent me in so many situations of my life... many people told me I will never make it as underwater photographer, I will be back crying for my job back in an office in Chile, I will never be a freelancer ... but I work harder, I didn’t give up and here I am, doing what I love ❤️ it wasn’t easy and I know I will still have bumps in the road, but lift myself after a fall is what I do best... because Never Give Up is what I do... Thanks @danse_aqua for being a bad ass Viking Mermaid ... you totally deserve that name because the kind of shoot we did is not easy, it’s uncomfortable... but you rock it 😘🤩🙌🏽💃🏾 @madeinwater
💫Ok divers, snorkelers and sea lovers everywhere... hit me up with all your best ‘fin’ puns cos I got nofin’ ?! 💫 🤓🤣🦈🌊 . . One of two adult bull sharks who were both intent on testing my boundaries during a free dive 😅💯🦈
Woes taking a dive this weekend? After all this nasty weather down here in south Florida, looking forward to some time on the water or in it! DM or contact email@example.com I will make your Yachting Dreams a Reality!Tag a friend & Share #yacht#billfish#sailfish#wahoo#mahi#trolling#deepdrop#swordfish#sportfishing#offshore#beach#island#bahamas#mediterranean#greeceislands#richlife#california#florida#megayachts#miami#menstoys#boats#centerconsole#sales#yachting#maserati#bentley#freedive#ocean
Bull coming through... 😈 Commercial fishing usually does not try to catch bull sharks, but this species is classified as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List without compelling reasons. Over time it has been captured to obtain its meat, its skin and its oil for several purposes. Recreational or sports fishing is also responsible for the situation. In current times many aquariums demand the presence of the bull shark in their facilities since it is a species that adapts well to life in a closed environment and catches people’s attention. This practice still does not seriously harm shark populations but is a potential danger if demand increases. On the other hand, roaming areas close to human populations makes it an animal more vulnerable to the effects of civilization, such as pollution and incidental fishing. At the moment there are no specific programs, plans or actions for the conservation of the bull shark. Shark-worlds.com Tiger Beach Bahamas 📸: @alexsharks_ . . . . . . . . . . #sharks @discoversharkstours @discoversharks #bahamas#sharklove#adventureawaits#travelgram#lifeoftravels#wanderlust#natgeotravel#bucketlist#liveyourdreams#freediving#underwater#getlost#freedive#travelphotography#sharklife#underwaterphoto#iamtb#underwater_world_ #bullshark#bullsharks#sharkdive
I try to immerse every day, even on days that are otherwise filled with too much screen time for grant writing and photo editing. There are nice city pools within a couple miles of my house and they fill the water void in the day when I can’t make it out to the springs. But beneath the surface in Florida’s springs (or the ocean) is where I’m happiest and where I draw inspiration for my work. I often feel like a different person underwater, free from deadlines, emails, traffic lights, and gravity. Laws of buoyancy and rhythm of breath reign beneath the surface. My favorite sound is that of rain from underwater. Excited to share some views from beneath the surface during a @natgeoexpeditions takeover tomorrow for #womenshistorymonth. We’ll dive into the waters off Belize and perhaps catch a glimpse of some 🐻 in Alaska (probably near water, of course) and a bit of Iceland, where I’ll be traveling with @natgeoexpeditions in August✨. Also, if you need an excuse to celebrate water today (or perhaps jump in), happy #waterwednesday. #underwater#freshwater#florida#freedive#beneaththesurface#behindthescenes
We were held captive by the kelp today, as it gave way to a gentle roll and toss in the changing tides. Its frantic bobbing, twirling and twisting dance slowly ebed out and away, and synchronised with our finning to the bottom of salty, seafloor haven.