Even in a tropical downpour, we set out to night freedive with wild Manta Rays These friendly giants are under threat of extinction due to ocean pollution, plastic, and over fishing for Chinese medicine. Please steer clear of any products with Manta Ray gills and of course stop using single use plastics.
Thank you @pelican_life for my waterproof dive light! #dafinhi
After a marvelous morning of surf, swimming with dolphins, picnicking under swaying palms and eating organic local ice cream, my #alisonsadventureshawaii group passed out on the beach and a very rare endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal came to join our nap time! Thanks mom for this classic capture! This is my second time seeing one my entire life living in Hawaii! #MonkSealPhotoBomb#alisonsadventures
It is important to use natural natural Sunscreen like @rawelementsusa so as not to pollute their waters!
. . ~ shot with a @pelican_life waterproof Marine case for iPhone #pelicanlife
WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MASS EXTINCTION!!! I joined Dr. Marcus Eriksen to dig up a triceratops dinosaur in Wyoming whose extinction 65 million years ago forewarns of the current 6th mass extinction happening right now across the planet.
It is estimated 3/4 of all species on earth could go extinct within a couple human lifetimes. .
This is due to deforestation, climate change due to the burning of fossil fuels, over population, animal poachers, and ocean acidification are the major contributing factors. .
Here is how you can help:
1. Refuse single use plastic like water bottles
2. Ride a bike to work or take public transport
3. Turn off lights in a room when you are not in the room OR switch to a solar power grid.
4. Compost your food scraps instead of throwing them in the garbage.
5. Get involved in community organizations and non profits that are working to change environmental laws.
6. Do not buy ivory or other poached animal products.
Took a break from digging up dinosaurs to launch into a presidential board meeting that will hopefully result in unity, acceptance, and protecting the oceans of course! ♀️ #alisonsadventures#mountrushmore ~ @mustycarlos
Have you ever wondered what it's like to float through space without equipment or oxygen? This was the feeling I experienced deep freediving down a natural light ray in a prehistoric cave on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It's exhilarating, eerie, disorienting, and 100% magical! .
Thanks to @paditv I'm honored to join the ranks of professional freediving and I encourage everyone to take their intro course, even if you only want to spruce up on your snorkeling! You can actually go to this Cenote cave with instructor @julien_pranamaya and fly through space!
Click the link in my profile to learn more about my freediving story with my @deeperbluegram interview!
Fins by @kamanucomposites
Wetsuit by @mermancg
Lodging @mayatulum .
Dreams do come true!!! I can't believe it!!! During our dinosaur dig, I took a break and climbed to the top of the hill to see the view and almost tripped over what looked like a small smooth rectangular rock. I called over the scientists and they said It looked a small pice of a bone that I was welcome to dig up and keep. I'm in total disbelief that after a day of carful and tedious excavation with the help of @mustycarlos and @marcus.eriksen I pulled out and entire 65 million year old triceratops jaw bone!!! .
Now I have to figure out how to get it back to home sweet grass shack Hawaii! .
You can join the next dig by signing up at leaplab.org #dinosaur#triceratops#alisonsadventures@mustycarlos
Dug up a triceratops rib bone longer then me today! It's an honor to work with scientist @marcus.eriksen extracting 65 million year old dinosaurs in the middle of no-where Wyoming! He explained to me how we are currently in the 6th extinction period and if we don't protect our natural world we are on a fast track to becoming extinct as a species too! You can join his next dig by checking out leaplab.org
Under the the sprawl of the common tourist destination of Cancun, Mexico, is a system of delicate underwater cave systems that hold some of the most important archeological treasures in the world including the oldest humans discovered in the Americas. Stalactites and stalagmites drip from ceiling and floor, causing it to be miles of disorienting passages that were once prehistoric dry caves. I had the honor to team up with one of the rare and ridiculously talented FEMALE cave divers, Alison Perkins, who captured this image! Her professional cave photography series @inspired_to_dive helps researchers such as @smeach_dive raise awareness on protecting our finite fresh water! Excited to share the film I did with her - setting off into the jungle to find a cave that has never been explored! #alisonsadventures#waterislife
As we celebrate our Independence Day as a country, keep in mind that as a world we are connected by ocean which to me symbolizes a sea of unity! Today (and everyday) let's share RED love with everyone we meet, WHITE willingness to accept all colors of the world and their cultures, and BLUE burning passion for keeping plastic out of the ocean! #betheexample#happyindependenceday#alisonsadventures @hisarahlee
As an adventure filmmaker it's all about getting your subject to smile for the shot! Listen to my latest podcast by the incredible @salted_spirit about creating a job of adventure and making your passion your life! Click link in her profile and go to episode 5 "The Oprah of Adventure: Alison Teal & Her Plastic Pollution Mission"
About to descend into the depths of a prehistoric Cenote freshwater cave on the Yucatán Peninsula. I felt like Alice going through the looking glass and deep into a aquatic rabbit whole filled with million year old stalactites, stalagmites and pieces of ancient bones scattered on the bottom from when the caves were dry many moons ago!
After experiencing this while filming my latest series in Mexico, I'm incredibly honored to be speaking in Santa Barbara this Thursday June 29th at @loatree's "Peace Out Plastic" event in collaboration with @5gyres at the @impacthubsb! Please visit the @betterworldseries instagram profile link for all the information and ticket info! Get them soon before they sell out! 6-9pm with yummy food, drink, and a community of world changing individuals and companies you don't wanna miss meeting!
This surfboard is made from recycled coffee cups, shaped by @mayhemb3_mattbiolos, painted by the talented 11 year old @ryderbiolos ~ @hisarahlee and thank you to @mayatulum for supporting my efforts in Mexico!
Join me in Hawaii in July for the adventure of a life time. Dive into paradise and not only experience the most incredible parts of Hawaii and our aquatic world of surf and dolphins, but also learn how to manifest you dreams! The sea sets me free and no matter how much I sit on the computer and get sucked into the chaos of life, jumping back into the ocean and sleeping a night at home sweet grass shack gives me clarity to change the world and create happiness wherever I go! Come join me! ~
When I entered this prehistoric cave in Mexico, now a sink hole or "Cenote" it was raining and a million degrees in the humid heat! We decided to go for a free dive to escape the storm and cool off. Suddenly the sun came out sending a single light ray through a crack in the ceiling which seemed to penetrate the water for many meters in depth. As I glided up, the beam hit my face and I felt like I was teleported back in time to the Maya civilization and understood their sacred worship of the underwater aquifers. #waterislife#alisonsadventures#pelicanlife ~ . @hisarahlee ~
Thank you @julien_pranamaya for sharing your secret world with us and to @mayatulum for housing us at your eco resort!
Join me tomorrow at @patagoniasm as I'm honored to be accepted to the film festival!
This image was captured during my current adventure in Mexico on my @starboardsup only a stones throw away from a pristine Cenote. The toxins are seeping through the pores limestone and directly into the fresh water cave system - one of the last fresh water aquifers on earth.
Watching the earth being born
At this point photographer @perrinjames1 and I looked at each other and without having to say a word we knew what the other was thinking: "when will we start to boil?"
Incredible @plotagraphpro to the image @nxteye