Ocean Allison

Ocean Allison


PADI Social Media Coordinator & Field Correspondent. Allison (aka Ocean Allison) is a Marine Biologist turned Ocean Communicator, using her knowledge of ocean science, her passion for ocean conservation, and her skills in communications to educate and inspire people around the world to care for our blue planet.

Recent blog posts written by Ocean Allison

Scuba Diving and Sailing for Teens

Scuba Diving and Sailing for Teens

8 August, 2018 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Looking for a life changing summer camp focused on all things ocean? ActionQuest, founded in the mid-eighties, offers scuba and sailing summer adventure camps for teens in the British Virgin Islands. Students live aboard a fleet of sailboats for three week sessions, learning to sail and dive all along the […]

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Father-Daughter Diving with Sign Language

Father-Daughter Diving with Sign Language

27 July, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

A few months ago, PADI AmbassaDiver Thomas Koch was once again involved in using American Sign Language to certify a new PADI scuba diver. Except this time, that new diver was Thomas’s ten year old daughter, Claire, making it a truly heart melting father-daughter experience. In 2015, Thomas became PADI’s […]

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Spitsbergen Island: Mission Blue’s Newest Arctic Hope Spot

Spitsbergen Island: Mission Blue’s Newest Arctic Hope Spot

26 July, 2018 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

About midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole lies Spitsbergen Island, the northernmost inhabited region of the planet, surrounded by the Norwegian Sea, the Greenland Sea, and the Arctic Ocean. The largest island in Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago, Spitsbergen covers an area of 15,075 square miles (39,044 square kilometers), nearly […]

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OctoGirl: Using Scuba Diving to Conduct Octopus PhD Research

OctoGirl: Using Scuba Diving to Conduct Octopus PhD Research

16 July, 2018 at 8:19 am Comments are Disabled

What if it was your job to scuba dive with octopuses? Well, for Chelsea Bennice, aka OctoGirl, this is very much a reality. Growing up in Ohio on the edge of Lake Erie, Chelsea’s connection to the water started early, but it wasn’t until a marine biology class in high […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Quirimbas Islands, Mozambique

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Quirimbas Islands, Mozambique

13 June, 2018 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Just off the northeast coast of Mozambique, lie the Quirimbas Islands, shining as a beacon of hope along the African coastline as well as throughout the entire Indian Ocean. The archipelago consists of approximately thirty islands with their surrounding coral reefs being home to some of the world’s most incredible […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico

22 May, 2018 at 7:26 am Comments are Disabled

  The Revillagigedo Archipelago is a relatively unknown group of islands located approximately 300 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas. Sometimes referred to as Mexico’s “little Galapagos”, this volcanic island chain was recently declared as Mission Blue’s newest Hope Spot, as it is most definitely a unique area of the ocean […]

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