Our Initiatives

While gender inequalities exist globally, our initiatives focus on assisting young women in developing regions where access to education and training opportunities are often limited to a greater extent by financial constraints and social injustice.

Around the world women are less likely to receive formal education than their male counterparts, and these gendered disparities are exacerbated in developing nations, and for women of colour. Social norms often also steer how many young women spend their free time, with many cultures deeming certain activities to be inappropriate for girls and women, often limiting their opportunity to participate in, and contribute to wider societal prospects.

Our stance at Daughters of the Deep is that women should not have their social interactions, education and ambitions limited due to their gender. Enough is enough, and that is why we intend to show the world that the oceans favour no gender.

Our initiative locations include (but are not limited to) Nicaragua, Thailand, Madagascar, Melanesia and Indonesia. We also showcase women in science and diving in our immediate locations of Australia, the Azores, Spain and the USA as our network grows.

In these locations we utilize our board members pre-existing relationships with businesses and scientific training institutions like Conservation Diver to leverage these connections and subsidize costs to further our impact. These dive centres are partners of Daughters of the Deep and are recognised accordingly in our marketing and publications.

Funds raised through Daughters of the Deep efforts support women in the following ways:

    • Fund dive qualifications (PADI) for young women wanting to experience SCUBA and the depths of the ocean
    • Provide marine science training in Conservation Diver courses, to give women the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of scientific diving and marine research
    • Provide assistance to women who wish to gain higher education qualifications in marine sciences
    • Provide research grants to women in science
    • Provide funding for vocational training in marine careers including commercial diving roles, boat captaincy and other licences
    • Provide eucational training materials and food stipends 





Daughters of the Deep is committed to helping women gain access to education, experiences and employment opportunities. Sadly, in many parts of the world, the expectations of womens abilities are limited to reproduction and household duties.

At Daughters of the Deep, we believe that every woman has the power to set new precedents, and show the world that they can do so much more. In many instances, all they need is the opportunity to step away from out-dated gender roles. 

This work can help rebalance the labour force and equalize access to personal, professional and academic pursuits.

If you believe in our mission and want to make a difference today please donate.

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