Maya learned to dive as a teen in Sydney, Australia together with her marine biologist father. The world she discovered beneath the waves has been captivating her ever since. And it inspired her to pursue her own marine biology degree. Now she gets to combine her passion for diving, science, and communication as an expedition diver for Lindblad.
Whether she’s coming face-to-face with a leopard seal in Antarctica (a heart-pounding moment!) or gliding among massive manta rays in the South Pacific (a more Zen-like experience!), Maya films these amazing encounters and brings them to the surface to share with guests. The undersea program perfectly aligns with Maya’s goal—to help make a difference for our blue planet. Nothing makes her happier than when she hears from guests how much it added to their voyage. “If I can inspire even one person to care more about something in nature, make one positive change in their everyday life, or start a conversation with someone else, I’ve done my job.”