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Becca Hurley

A certified diver since 2005 and former editor at Scuba Diving magazine, Hurley transitioned to contributing writer and Sea Heroes program manager in 2022. She's been diving all around the world and particularly loves the Asia-Pacific regions but as a Native Floridian The Florida Keys will always hold a special place in her heart. Besides scuba diving and reporting on marine conservation heroes, she enjoys traveling, volunteering and most of all, spending time raising her daughter and future dive buddy.

Conservationist Douglas Woodring Named June Sea Hero

Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance delivers tools for nations, companies and individuals to curb plastic pollution

Economist Turned Conservationist Muditha Katuwawala Named May Sea Hero

Sri Lankan conservationist’s group mobilizes and educates volunteers to address marine environment concerns in his home country.

Carl Charter Named April Sea Hero for Making the Underwater World Accessible to Nondivers

More than 30 years of marine conservation work led PADI Pro Carl Charter to shift his focus to what really matters: marine education, and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the beauty and wonder of the ocean.

Nancy Caruso Named Sea Hero for Dedication to Ocean Restoration Work

For her dedication, many talents and passion for restoring species in her local community, Nancy Caruso is our March Sea Hero.

Rose Huizenga Named Sea Hero for Making Conservation Careers Accessible

For her ingenuity and perseverance, Rose Huizenga is our February 2023 Sea Hero.

Hiroshi "Kuma" Sato Named January Sea Hero for Conservation Work

Founder of Sanriku Volunteer Divers, Hiroshi Sato is committed to cleaning natural-disaster debris, leading seaweed restoration efforts and training the next generation of mission-driven divers.

Australian Teen Shalise Leesfield Named 2022 Sea Hero of the Year

The conservationist secured local government grants to tackle marine pollution locally and championed a Hope Spot at Fish Rock, one of her favorite dive sites—all at age 15.

Goliath Grouper Advocate Shana Phelan Named November Sea Hero

In the wake of Florida reopening its goliath grouper fishery, the co-owner of Pura Vida Divers secured protections for its aggregation sites.

Underwater Cameraman Nuno Sá Wins October Sea Hero Honors

Sá highlights the effects of climate change through his underwater films while supporting NGOs and the Portugese Kids Dive organization.