I think its time to introduce myself as you will now be hearing from me each week! So here you go an extremely brief version of my story…
I was a water baby.
At 6 weeks old my Mum took me to our local swimming pool, blew in my face and dunked me straight under. At 3 years old I was telling my swimming teacher I didn’t want to wear arm bands and at 13 I was doing my first scuba dive. Now 14 years later I have been a scuba instructor for 3 years and dedicated my life (so far) to our oceans.
So what took me from London born water baby to determined ocean advocate working in beautiful Dahab…
At the age of 13 I travelled to Uganda where I lived in a remote village for a few weeks and it was here my curiosity with life shifted. I realised how interconnected our world is and as with the butterfly effect, an action in one place can have an impact halfway across the world particularly when it comes to our natural environment. I believe that helping our natural environment to flourish and be self sustaining will have the longest lasting impact on the wellbeing of all life on earth and prevent the devastating effects of failing ecosystems.
So this mixed with my love of water lead me to immerse myself with all things ocean in the hope that I will open up to everyone the magical underwater world we need to protect.
Because I believe ‘in a gentle way, you can shake the world’ (Mahatma Gandhi)
…so I may as well try.