theunderwaterwoman

Christine Ren

🌊 I reconstruct ocean science support using narrative underwater photography. 🧜🏻‍♀️ ARTivist, filmmaker, dancer, freediver. 👇JOIN ME IN THE CENOTES👇

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Finding your people. 🧜‍♀️💕 . I love that our philanthropic underwater photo workshops gather people from all ends of the world with the same desire for adventure and creative spark. . It’s this combined creativity that gives me such hope for the future. . READY TO JOIN A TRIP? 2019 course listings are up at http://theunderwaterwoman.com/workshops (link in my bio). . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #scubadivinggirls #scubadivingphotos #scubadivers #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #mermaiding #mermaidians #mermaidlove #mermaidstyle #scubadiverlife #oceanart #scubapro #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #scubalife #scubalove #underwatermodel #uwmodel #sheexplores #learnphotography #phototrip
This is what coming home feels like. 💫 . I had a break from our morning sessions today and happened to walk by the gym, which has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sea, mirrored walls and beautiful sprung wood floors. Naturally, I couldn’t pass up the chance to test it out. . Snoop Dogg and other rap tunes played for about 15 minutes and just as I was about to leave, this song came on and I was overwhelmed with emotion. It brought me to my knees. Then I danced for 4 minutes straight. It’s one of my favorite dances I’ve ever had. It’s not often the channel for movement is this clear. Please enjoy. 🙏💕 . . . #dance #danceyourheartout #dancing #danceflow #flow #improv #improvdance #rhythm #deepbeats #beats #dancer #hittingthedancefloor #dancefloor #instadance #dancelife #choreography #choreographer #underwatermodel #danceeveryday #danceeverydamnday #tinydancer #tinydancers #dancetherapy #develope #creativeasfuck #creativelife #creativelifestyle #creativelifehappylife
Photography provides you with a voice; a creative power source that can transform the world. That’s why @chiaraphoto & I are so excited to have incredible students like @wanderingria & @princess_potter in our underwater portrait masterclass in the Maldives. . Here they’re learning much more than just taking beautiful photos, that are technically correct and will be popular online. They’re learning how to connect with the ocean and nature on it’s own terms and gain mastery in the art form of underwater photography to leverage it for ocean conservation. . We’ll be working towards creating an ARTivism concept together as a culminating assignment. Stay tuned! . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #scubadivinggirls #scubadivingphotos #scubadivers #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #mermaiding #mermaidians #mermaidlove #mermaidstyle #scubadiverlife #oceanart #scubapro #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #scubalife #scubalove #underwatermodel #uwmodel #sheexplores #learnphotography #phototrip
Sooo, this happened today 😮💕 We were out hoping for mantas but instead, two pods of 100 total spinner dolphins graces us with their presence. They played with and followed our boat, leaping out of the water in stunning twirls. Obviously, by the constant excited squeals in this video, we were thriled. . (On location in the Maldives with @chiaraphoto , leading an underwater portrait masterclass that Im performing for as the subject) . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #bluehope #freedivingart #shedives #sheexplores #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #freediverlife #oceanart #freediving #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #theoutbound #mytinyatlas #getoutstayout #uwmodel #underwatermodel #scubalife #scubalove #maldives #maldivesislands #learnphotography
A sneak peek behind the scenes from our first pool demo shoot in the Maldives. Our students learned some of the technicals of underwater lighting and composition and today we’re out to the open ocean to do more. 📸🧜‍♀️ . Bts shots by @princess_potter and @wanderingria. 💕 . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #scubadivinggirls #scubadivingphotos #scubadivers #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #mermaiding #mermaidians #mermaidlove #mermaidstyle #scubadiverlife #oceanart #scubapro #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #scubalife #scubalove #underwatermodel #uwmodel #theunderwaterwoman #sheexplores #learnphotography
I woke up today to the realization of a dream I’ve been dreaming for a very long time now. I’m here in the Maldives, using my background in marine science and the performing arts, alongside photographer @chiaraphoto , to further ocean conservation. . Our philanthropic underwater photo workshops serve as a funding vehicle for local plastic initiatives, coral restoration projects, and more in the countries that we visit. And students walk away armed with a creative boys voice - not only for themselves, but for the ocean. . Sitting outside my thatch-roofed cottage, I can hear only the sea and the birds. There are no cars here and only a few people. That kind of quiet is hard to come by these days, yet I see too the negative impact of the tourism industry in this part of the world. . I think for the rest of my time here, I will wake up every day having to pinch myself to ensure I am not dreaming. No. The dream has finally become reality, and what a long long journey it has been.♥️🌎 . **New workshop listings for 2019 will be updated soon at http://theunderwaterwoman.com/workshops (and linked in my IG bio).** . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #scubadivinggirls #scubadivingphotos #scubadivers #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #mermaiding #mermaidians #mermaidlove #mermaidstyle #scubadiverlife #oceanart #scubapro #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #scubalife #scubalove #underwatermodel #uwmodel #theunderwaterwoman #sheexplores
We are in paradise for our underwater photography masterclass and @wanderingria , our first student to reach the Maldives, got out of the water with a piece of plastic! They truly look like jellyfish... if you can’t see the difference, same goes for turtles and other marine life. The only difference is... they eat it and eventually die because of it. Be cautious and use less single use plastic 💙 With @theunderwaterwoman and @chiaraphoto ((REPOST at @mermaidsforchange )) #underwaterphotography #plastic #ocean #singleuse #learnphotography #uwphotographer #uwpics
A spotted eagle ray gifts us with his presence on our first day in the Maldives. I have never seen rays in person before and the way they move is utterly majestic. . Next up: underwater dancing with manta rays with @chiaraphoto and our students photographing🤞 . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #bluehope #freedivingart #shedives #sheexplores #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #freediverlife #oceanart #freediving #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #theoutbound #mytinyatlas #getoutstayout #uwmodel #underwatermodel #scubalife #scubalove #maldives #maldivesislands #learnphotography
On his journey aboard the S.S.Beagle, Darwin not only formed our modern understanding of the theory of evolution, but also a single unifying theory for the formation of lagoon-islands, atolls and reefs. . Here in the Maldives, there are over 1000 Islands, and even more atolls, which are formed by volcanoes with barrier reef rings that rose further towards the sky as the volcanoes slowly sunk, leaving behind rings of shallow aqua waters and reefs with large lagoons in the middle. It’s a mesmerizing sight from the sky. . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #bluehope #freedivingart #shedives #sheexplores #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #freediverlife #oceanart #freediving #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #theoutbound #mytinyatlas #getoutstayout #uwmodel #underwatermodel #scubalife #scubalove #maldives #maldivesislands
I’ve seen more shades of blues in the last few hours flying into Lhaviyani Atoll than I could even begin to name. I can’t wait to start our underwater photography masterclass with @chiaraphoto here in the Maldives starting tomorrow. 🌊📸 . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #bluehope #freedivingart #freedivephoto #freediveearth #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #freediverlife #oceanart #freediving #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #theoutbound #mytinyatlas #getoutstayout #uwmodel #underwatermodel #scubalife #scubalove #dancelife #improvdance #underwaterdance
Sharks are not the fearsome creatures the media has made them out to be. These incredible, wild creatures are in fact under tremendous threat from humans. Populations of wild shark species across the world are in massive decline due to unsustainable fishing practices and shark finning. . This is why we’re embarking on a creative journey to change the negative image of sharks through a series of fine art nude underwater images. Our goal is to work with tiger sharks at Tiger beach in the Bahamas. . Please help us make this dream a reality and donate to our campaign for exclusive behind the scenes and a first at the final shots: https://www.gofundme.com/fine-art-nude-photos-with-sharks (LINK IN BIO). . (Photo: sharks of the Bahamas, DIVE magazine) . ((This post has been edited from its original. Unfortunately, go fund me flagged the previous $3000 donation that we received as fraud and reversed it. If you were that mystery donor, Troy Serra, and are reading this, PLEASE email me directly at me@theunderwaterwoman.com and we can arrange a direct method of exchange.)) . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #oceanconservation #marineconservation #savethesharks #helpsavesharks #savesharks #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #freedivingart #freedivephoto #freediveearth #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #freediverlife #oceanart #freediving #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #uwmodel #underwatermodel #scubalife #scubalove
‘There are rainbows underfoot and starlight overhead, and look how I dance with the sea...’ exclaimed Alice. 🔮 . Angela (@mermaid_angela ) in true through the looking glass form. . Photo: @element665 Director/ performance instructor: @theunderwaterwoman . Shot during an underwater movement training workshop in Koh Tao. . . . #saltlife #oceanminded #oceanworld #belowthesurface #divetosurvive #scubadivinggirls #scubadivingphotos #scubadivers #mermaidlife #mermaidsoul #mermaiding #mermaidians #mermaidlove #mermaidstyle #scubadiverlife #oceanart #scubapro #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphoto #oceanlover #freedomoftheseas #scubalife #scubalove #underwatermodel #uwmodel #theunderwaterwoman #sheexplores
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