In honor of the annual Women’s Dive Day, which is celebrated on July 17, we profile some of the Euro-Divers female scuba diving instructors. They have different backgrounds, challenges, career paths, and dream, but it’s what they share that united them: a Love for the Ocean.
Regardless of preconceptions that scuba diving is largely a male-dominated sport, women have a huge place in the scuba diving world. We hope this list is a starting place that inspires you.
“Hello everyone, my name is Yuki, and I am from Japan.
Before my diving career, I worked in the recycle company, porting department in Japan and Malaysia.
“Hi everyone, my name is Vee, and I am from Belgium.
Before I got introduced to the beautiful underwater world, I was a social worker helping people to rehabilitate after prison, also a teacher and a swimming instructor.
“My name is Anne-Julie and I come from Mauritius.
Since my school time, I was very passionate about the tourism sector, a way for me to travel over the world only by meeting people from different countries and cultures.
“My name is Elodie and I come from Belgium.
I decided to travel and discover the world while working at the same time at age 20 in 2009, since then home is where I live and feel good!
“Hi, my name is Jeanine and I am from Holland
I’m happy to introduce myself as Diving Instructor and Dive Center Manager for Euro-Divers Meeru.
“Hi, my name is Karin Straub,
born in South Tyrol in Italy and part of the Euro-Divers Family over 10 years now. I studied Hotel management and ended up working for several years
Mein Name ist Marion Lang und ich komme von der südlichen Weinstrasse in Rheinland-Pfalz.
Vor meiner Tauchkariere war ich als Industriekauffrau angestellt und später auch in diesem Bereich selbständig.
“Hello everyone, my name is Sofia and I’m from China.
My last job before diving instructor was Senior HR Specialist in a clinical trial company in Beijing, China.
Hello! My name is Alina Kazbekova and I’m from Russia.
I grew up in a small city in the north-west Siberia and was always dreaming about traveling. Once I turned 18, I quit my university (finished it later though, but never worked as a schoolteacher), packed a bag and left to travel for one year by hitchhiking.