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kimberlyswimberly

Kimberly Ocean minded. Captain, Open Circuit and rEvo Rebreather Instructor. Freediver. Current fixation #donuts, unashamedly #awkward. @thefourhusketeers http://kimberlyjeffries.zenfolio.com/
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kimberlyswimberly

@kimberlyswimberly

Kimberly
I’ve been spending less time on this social media stuff lately. The water has been pretty clean, well not today -  today it was green and choppy and overhead and so much water down my snorkel all day omg, but still the water has been great. Its been good to drop into that quiet zone and sync with the current again.  It’s been healthy to disconnect a little from here and reconnect with solid physical people. Maybe it’s the summer solstice. Maybe it’s all the positive thoughts I’ve been trying to manifest.  Maybe I’m just having too much fun escaping responsibility in the ocean. Anyway, here’s a shot from yesterday. A turtle, because it’s probably been ages since I put up a turtle. •
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 #ocean #teamcanon #hawaii #ハワイ #explore #protecttheselands #neverstopexploring #silentdiver #freedive #oahu #worthmorealive #hawaiistagram #racingextinction #plasticocean #snorkeling #island #surf #mahalo #beatplasticpollution #lethawaiihappen #summersolstice #turtle
7 443 Yesterday
I’ve been spending less time on this social media stuff lately. the water has been pretty clean, well not today - today it was green and choppy and overhead and so much water down my snorkel all day omg, but still the water has been great. its been good to drop into that quiet zone and sync with the current again. it’s been healthy to disconnect a little from here and reconnect with solid physical people. maybe it’s the summer solstice. maybe it’s all the positive thoughts i’ve been trying to manifest. maybe i’m just having too much fun escaping responsibility in the ocean. anyway, here’s a shot from yesterday. a turtle, because it’s probably been ages since i put up a turtle. •




#ocean #teamcanon #hawaii #ハワイ #explore #protecttheselands #neverstopexploring #silentdiver #freedive #oahu #worthmorealive #hawaiistagram #racingextinction #plasticocean #snorkeling #island #surf #mahalo #beatplasticpollution #lethawaiihappen #summersolstice #turtle
kimberlyswimberly

@kimberlyswimberly

Kimberly
Feeling singularly uninspired and lazy today. Here’s a photo not by me but of me by @chuckbabbittphoto. I’ll look back on this when I’m older and gray and be pleased that I had the opportunity to be behind both sides of the lens. Thanks for the eternal youth Chuck.
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#photos #bikini #suunto #photograph #fotografia #freedive #apnea #freediving  #mermaid #siren #shark #sharks #diveraustralia #sharkdiving #diver #hawaii #oahu #aloha #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #ocean #waves #water #surf #sand #justaddwater #bluesteel #ハワイ#shedives #vanity
16 527 4 days ago
Feeling singularly uninspired and lazy today. here’s a photo not by me but of me by @chuckbabbittphoto. i’ll look back on this when i’m older and gray and be pleased that i had the opportunity to be behind both sides of the lens. thanks for the eternal youth chuck.






#photos #bikini #suunto #photograph #fotografia #freedive #apnea #freediving #mermaid #siren #shark #sharks #diveraustralia #sharkdiving #diver #hawaii #oahu #aloha #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #ocean #waves #water #surf #sand #justaddwater #bluesteel #ハワイ#shedives #vanity
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@kimberlyswimberly

Kimberly
One more. Because it’s Friday and the water looks like it’ll be great this weekend so who knows when I’ll insta. 💙 Here’s a throwback to my favorite place, Roca Partida.
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#diving #dive #rebreather #underwaterphotography #underwater #ocean #scubadive #planetorplastic #mexico #water #diver #silentdiver #teamcanon #explore #manta #underwaterphoto #instadive #ccr #sharks #underwaterworld #uwphoto #adventure #wild #travel #shark #worthmorealive #optoutside #yayadventure #remora #hitchhiker
13 915 1 weeks ago
One more. because it’s friday and the water looks like it’ll be great this weekend so who knows when i’ll insta. 💙 here’s a throwback to my favorite place, roca partida.




#diving #dive #rebreather #underwaterphotography #underwater #ocean #scubadive #planetorplastic #mexico #water #diver #silentdiver #teamcanon #explore #manta #underwaterphoto #instadive #ccr #sharks #underwaterworld #uwphoto #adventure #wild #travel #shark #worthmorealive #optoutside #yayadventure #remora #hitchhiker
kimberlyswimberly

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Kimberly
Headed into the weekend feeling a little like this flapping sea pig from eating too much this week. I think a bit of compression therapy is in order 😅 Did you know? Much like land pigs, eagle rays use their snouts to dig for mollusks and crustaceans on the sea floor, then they crush them to bits and om nom nom nom. Anyway...All three species of eagle rays are also considered near threatened by the IUCN. Here in Hawaii we have the Aetobatus ocellatus, considered vulnerable.  It’s sad really, we used to see so many more schooling together than we do now. It’s nice to see one as beefy as this. •
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 #teamcanon #ocean #travel #underwaterphotography #diving #ハワイ #explore #adventure #hawaii #diver #neverstopexploring #protecttheselands #conservation #savesharks #extinction #worthmorealive #silentdiver #racingextinction #discoverocean #underwaterworld #wilderness #beatplasticpollution #reducerecyclereuse #planetorplastic #justaddwater #saltwater #eagleray #seapig #seaflapflap #100mm
3 479 2 weeks ago
Headed into the weekend feeling a little like this flapping sea pig from eating too much this week. i think a bit of compression therapy is in order 😅 did you know? much like land pigs, eagle rays use their snouts to dig for mollusks and crustaceans on the sea floor, then they crush them to bits and om nom nom nom. anyway...all three species of eagle rays are also considered near threatened by the iucn. here in hawaii we have the aetobatus ocellatus, considered vulnerable. it’s sad really, we used to see so many more schooling together than we do now. it’s nice to see one as beefy as this. •





#teamcanon #ocean #travel #underwaterphotography #diving #ハワイ #explore #adventure #hawaii #diver #neverstopexploring #protecttheselands #conservation #savesharks #extinction #worthmorealive #silentdiver #racingextinction #discoverocean #underwaterworld #wilderness #beatplasticpollution #reducerecyclereuse #planetorplastic #justaddwater #saltwater #eagleray #seapig #seaflapflap #100mm
kimberlyswimberly

@kimberlyswimberly

Kimberly
The ocean gives us life. It gives us the air we breath, felt in the winds traveling over the seas and influences our weather patterns. It also gives us food, and after being untouched and unexploited for so long humans have found a way to industrialize the consumption of the ocean. I think, that because we couldn’t see into it maybe we couldn’t see the toll we were taking. We didn’t understand and we’ve hunted creatures we should have protected. We’ve caged the great predators of the ocean and taken their food. We’ve driven species to extinction, changed the entire climate of the planet and now we’re replacing fish with our plastic and trash. We depend on the ocean for life, so many things have to change for us to fix what we’ve done. The oceans are depleted, it’s easy to see. The fish are getting smaller and fewer faster and faster. Bigger predators are starving and disappearing forever. This World Oceans Day I pledge to give up sea food. People have responded by saying that I could eat ethically or sustainably sourced seafood but the truth is it’s pretty hard to really know where or what your seafood is really coming from. But no one said it would be convenient or easy. That’s how we got into this in the first place, by valuing our convenience and ease over the long term. The truth is... you don’t get very far without making some form of sacrifice and if not eating sushi means maybe getting to see an orca alive and healthy in the wild then it’s worth it to me. Imagine if so many more of us decided it was a luxury, imagine the impact that every one plus one could make. Anyway, this World Oceans Day please try to make a commitment back to the planet that gives so much to us. Ask for water no straw, write to your local restaurants, choose your products wisely. Urge your leadership to represent you the way you want. Engage in local politics, push for environmental reform. We want our marine sanctuaries! We want our national parks! Switch to more renewable energy, line dry your clothes and use a dish rack. Consider alternative, environmentally friendly modes of transportation. I’d also love more suggestions as well. Please feel free to share them in comments!
30 662 3 weeks ago
The ocean gives us life. it gives us the air we breath, felt in the winds traveling over the seas and influences our weather patterns. it also gives us food, and after being untouched and unexploited for so long humans have found a way to industrialize the consumption of the ocean. i think, that because we couldn’t see into it maybe we couldn’t see the toll we were taking. we didn’t understand and we’ve hunted creatures we should have protected. we’ve caged the great predators of the ocean and taken their food. we’ve driven species to extinction, changed the entire climate of the planet and now we’re replacing fish with our plastic and trash. we depend on the ocean for life, so many things have to change for us to fix what we’ve done. the oceans are depleted, it’s easy to see. the fish are getting smaller and fewer faster and faster. bigger predators are starving and disappearing forever. this world oceans day i pledge to give up sea food. people have responded by saying that i could eat ethically or sustainably sourced seafood but the truth is it’s pretty hard to really know where or what your seafood is really coming from. but no one said it would be convenient or easy. that’s how we got into this in the first place, by valuing our convenience and ease over the long term. the truth is... you don’t get very far without making some form of sacrifice and if not eating sushi means maybe getting to see an orca alive and healthy in the wild then it’s worth it to me. imagine if so many more of us decided it was a luxury, imagine the impact that every one plus one could make. anyway, this world oceans day please try to make a commitment back to the planet that gives so much to us. ask for water no straw, write to your local restaurants, choose your products wisely. urge your leadership to represent you the way you want. engage in local politics, push for environmental reform. we want our marine sanctuaries! we want our national parks! switch to more renewable energy, line dry your clothes and use a dish rack. consider alternative, environmentally friendly modes of transportation. i’d also love more suggestions as well. please feel free to share them in comments!
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Kimberly
I usually only post photos of the beautiful side of the ocean because that’s really what people like to see. Unfortunately, those photos are becoming increasingly difficult to capture. I finally got the chance to watch @bluethefilm last night at a screening in Honolulu. It was an absolutely heartbreaking movie but also incredibly valuable. Our actions have consequences far greater than what we can conceive on an individual scope. It’s time for us to acknowledge that the oceans have no borders and we need to commit to individual changes to actuate a larger movement.  Say no to one time use plastics, reduce  or eliminate your consumption of endangered species. With our current levels of fish populations in the ocean, consuming many of these species such as Bluefin tuna are like eating Snow leopards or Polar Bears. I know that it’s hard for many people who don’t live on or near the ocean like we do to conceptualize the problem, which makes films such as Blue or @chasingcoral, @racingextinction @aplasticocean so much more important to shine light on the problem. This photo was taken off the Kona coast of Hawaii. We spent a full day on the ocean looking for animals but the majority of the time found only nets and plastic. Scientists predict that within two decades there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Looking at it from the front lines and in the water, I fear it’s already the case. Marine debris, our oceans plight and the increasing consumption and development is a global problem that only we can solve. •
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 #underwaterphotography #teamcanon #travel #underwater #hawaii #ハワイ #explore #dive #uwphoto #neverstopexploring #nature #protecttheselands #conservation #savesharks #worthmorealive #emptythetanks #getoutside #justaddwater #coral #racingextinction #discoverocean #yourshotadventure #plasticocean #reducerecyclereuse #marinedebris #stayhumble #bethechange #chasingcoral #beatplasticpollution #planetorplastic
34 599 3 weeks ago
I usually only post photos of the beautiful side of the ocean because that’s really what people like to see. unfortunately, those photos are becoming increasingly difficult to capture. i finally got the chance to watch @bluethefilm last night at a screening in honolulu. it was an absolutely heartbreaking movie but also incredibly valuable. our actions have consequences far greater than what we can conceive on an individual scope. it’s time for us to acknowledge that the oceans have no borders and we need to commit to individual changes to actuate a larger movement. say no to one time use plastics, reduce or eliminate your consumption of endangered species. with our current levels of fish populations in the ocean, consuming many of these species such as bluefin tuna are like eating snow leopards or polar bears. i know that it’s hard for many people who don’t live on or near the ocean like we do to conceptualize the problem, which makes films such as blue or @chasingcoral, @racingextinction @aplasticocean so much more important to shine light on the problem. this photo was taken off the kona coast of hawaii. we spent a full day on the ocean looking for animals but the majority of the time found only nets and plastic. scientists predict that within two decades there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. looking at it from the front lines and in the water, i fear it’s already the case. marine debris, our oceans plight and the increasing consumption and development is a global problem that only we can solve. •





#underwaterphotography #teamcanon #travel #underwater #hawaii #ハワイ #explore #dive #uwphoto #neverstopexploring #nature #protecttheselands #conservation #savesharks #worthmorealive #emptythetanks #getoutside #justaddwater #coral #racingextinction #discoverocean #yourshotadventure #plasticocean #reducerecyclereuse #marinedebris #stayhumble #bethechange #chasingcoral #beatplasticpollution #planetorplastic