We are an international charity and community of passionate individuals – rising up against the socioeconomic barriers that restrict access to the education and practical experience needed for women to enter into marine careers.
Our mission is to give young women who have a passion for the ocean the confidence and opportunity to try scuba diving, master the sciences, captain ships and become the lead voices in the fight to save our seas. Every time they hit the water, we want them to feel empowered to achieve what they want out of life.
What we do
We use 100% of profits raised to directly support women worldwide to pursue careers in marine industries. Circumstances vary greatly between our iniatives and so we must provide bespoke solutions to combine financial aid, social work, education and our support network in order to ensure the foundations of an education are met, that young women have access to development and training and to ensure equal opportunities for all. To this end we approach our initiatives in the following ways:
Provide financial security and social development to the families of young women to ensure they obtain their right to education
Provide access to ocean activities that are traditional reserved for men or only open to tourists
Create a support network of mentors through our Sisters of the Sea
Deliver local education and empowerment seminars
Support other locally-led initiatives that empower women and provide career opportunities
Fund vocational and professional training
Provide career advice and support
Deliver environmental, conservation and scientific training
Work with employers to create job opportunities for our Daughters
In future we aim to provide higher education grants for aspiring marine scientists
Additionally, we aspire to provide grants to scientific research proposals for female scientists
How You Can Help
Make a Donation
Through our partners the MyCause platform we are able to accept online. 100% of donations go towards Daughters of the Deep initiatives. Please give what you can and follow the effects of you help via our social media posts.
Purchase our merchandise
Wearing our club insignia makes you part of a strong group of women divers who are rising up against the social shackles that exclude other women from diving and following careers in marine research and conservation. All our clothing is ethically produced.
Become a Sister of the Sea
We want to showcase to the world the hardcore women of the ocean and create powerful role models for our younger generations. Our sisters fully embody this image and act as ambassadors for the DOTD movement.
Are you creating impact in a community? or working in marine science? or having amazing diving adventures?
Then get in touch and help bring to the surface the issues facing women entering the world of scuba and marine sciences.
What the Daughters say
“Having seen firsthand the under representation of women in many popular dive locations globally, I’m honoured and excited to be part of a movement that combines both equal rights for women, and conservation diving“Kate Parker
“Its time for the female diving community to find charitable solutions to the root cause of the opportunity imbalance for women in diving, over and above awareness building and brand development“Elle Haskin
Daughters of the Deep Ltd is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits
Commission (ACNC) with ABN 46652600783
For further information on the charity, including the address for service, details of responsible persons (for example company directors) and financial reports, search the Charities register at http://www.acnc.gov.au
Daughters of the Deep Europe, officially known as Asociación Daughters of the Deep EU, is registered as a Non For Profit in Spain 624431
Daughters of the Deep UK, officially known as Daughters of the Deep C.I.C, is a registered Community Interest Company 14273985
Any business conducted in the United States is in association with the Conservation Diver Foundation 501(c)(3) EIN 82-2987996