Scuba Diving

Jennifer Idol

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor / Underwater Photographer / Author


Jennifer Idol is the first woman to dive all 50 US States, a journey she documented in her book, An American Immersion. “I help others understand the underwater world through my photography, design, and by sharing my exploration,” Idol says. But that’s not the only place you might recognize her work – in addition to participating in competitions and exhibits across the country, her photography and articles have also been published in a variety of media outlets including DIVER, Sport Diver, Alert Diver, Scuba Diving, X-Ray Mag, Outdoor Oklahoma, SCUBA & H2O Adventure, and Texas Aquatic Science.


Austin, Texas
United States

Career Highlights

  • Wrote An American Immersion, published through Best Publishing Company
  • Has earned 28 certifications including Master Scuba DiverTM Trainer Instructor, Full Cave, PADI Tec 65 (trimix), Cave DPV, and Ice Diver
  • Become a member of the Ocean Artists Society, Historical Diving Society, the Ozark Cave Diving Alliance (OCDA), NSS-CDS, and NACD
  • Participated in an exhibit in Austin City Hall for the 2016 People’s Gallery
  • Finalist in the 2016 Save our Seas Foundation Grant
  • In 2015, received a Yellowstone Forever honorable mention by The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography and Black & White Spider Awards nominee
  • Received third place in photography for the 2012 and 2014 The Texas Show
  • Was a semifinalist in the 2013 Nature’s Best Windland Awards

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