Diana Garcia Benito
Diana García Benito is a passionate for the ocean. She is an Oceanographer, Submarine Pilot, Master Freediving Instructor, Yoga teacher, Marine Conservationist and an Activist. She believes sharing knowledge, information and creating a special and unique connection to the ocean can get people to understand the importance of caring and protecting it, which we know very little about.
One of the methods to raise awareness and showing the reality is through pictures. In collaboration with her partner Livio Fakeye, they create images that reflect the beauty and the problems concerning the ocean all around the world. Through the images, they not only create art but also presenting tools for people to be part of the solution and to be more conscious about the consequences of our actions in our daily life. Exposing beauty, nature and problems together in an artistic way, people are more attracted and open to help.
The reason the ocean is constantly being polluted and its health destroyed is mainly due to lack of education and awareness. It is Diana's main objective to help educate and raise awareness of the fundamental role of the ocean. Through teaching people and children to have an intimate relationship with the marine world she aims to give a conscience of safeguarding and protecting such an important part of earth’s life. With freediving the connection between the underwater world and yourself generates a strong bond with the ocean that is impossible not to care about it and therefore to give all the strength and energy to protect it.