Don't Try This at Home: Daredevils and Thrill Seekers
Deep Sea Daredevils
Think about the world’s oceans: powerful, mysterious, beautiful, and more than a little intimidating, right? Not for these aquatic explorers. This week, dive deep into the ocean’s underbelly, swim with sharks, sail around the world solo—of course, all without getting wet, because that’s the Camp Kinda way.
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If you could pick one sea creature to swim alongside, what would it be and why?
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Laura Dekker was born on a boat. And when she was just 14, she set sail around the world, becoming the youngest person ever to complete this journey. Meet Laura in this excerpt from Maidentrip, a documentary about her voyage. (If you’re interested in watching the full-length film about Laura, it is rentable on YouTube for $3.99. Be sure to check with a grown-up first, though!)
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Leave Your Tank at Home
Scuba diving is intimidating enough—even with an oxygen tank. But did you know some divers specialize in deep-sea diving without oxygen? Called “free diving,” this extreme underwater sport is exhilarating, intense, and dangerous, too. Go underwater with free diver Guillaume Néry in this National Geographic short film.
Ocean for Oceans
Ocean Ramsey has the right job for her name: she’s a marine biologist. Ocean grew up around sharks, and now she’s committed to shark conservation. That means getting up close and personal with these many-toothed creatures of the sea.
Diving for History
We usually think of scuba diving for the sake of swimming with sea creatures or exploring coral reefs. What about scuba diving for history? Diving With a Purpose is a volunteer organization led by Black divers who want to use their diving passion to uncover the past. They’ve searched the wreckage of sunken ships that once carried enslaved people from West Africa, salvaged pieces of aircraft once flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, and more. Learn about their journey in this article, and watch the embedded video clips for more.