How the first woman to dive all 50 states was transformed by her quest
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I applied rugged passion and dedication to complete a five-year journey in which I became the first woman to dive all 50 states. An American Immersion relives my journey.
It shows what motivated my quest and how I transformed from a successful designer into a conservation artist to help the world around us. I overcame time and financial obstacles to illuminate our underwater resources through vivid photography.
In this book, you will:
• Find inspiration through curiosity
• Discover hidden beauty in U.S. waters
• Understand how I constructed my quest
• Experience my pursuit of self-exploration
leading to unexpected adventure
• Learn how I overcame obstacles
• Follow a path leading to unexpected
Jennifer Idol became the first woman to dive all 50 states. See her transformative quest to show how our national waters are a treasure to care for and protect in this book.
Portrait by Aaron Bates
“An American Immersion is a creative celebration of water but it is also a document and testimony of change as we enter the unpredictable world of climate change, drought, floods, and extreme weather.”
–David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, Undersea Images
“It is always exciting to see women venturing where few others have gone before. With Jennifer’s accomplishment, she expands the status quo, leading other female divers to believe anything is possible with determination, dedication, training, and heart. It is inspiring to see female leaders like Jennifer within the dive industry leading the next generation of women into new territories inside this sport.”
“Big dreams often start with small steps. We can all learn from Jennifer Idol’s transformative journey, even if we never get near the water.”
“Expeditions are rewarding in both the journey and the destination. Jennifer Idol describes the abundance of diving opportunities in the U.S. while discovering much greater truths about the environment and her passion to protect it for future generations. Her book is a beautiful montage of great images and captivating stories held together with life lessons and personal enlightenment. I highly recommend following her journey and then diving into your own local diving.”
Jennifer Idol became the first woman to dive 50 states in 2015. She was moved to raise awareness for local waters through her underwater photography and diving skills when she flew over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. She determined that a journey to document and dive all 50 states would help show how our national underwater world is a treasure that we should care for and protect.
Read the transformative story and view photos in her book showcasing dives across the country. Learn how a quest of this scale is accomplished and how to create your own adventure in this book published with Best Publishing Company.