Meet Gaynor Rosier who has been diving since 1997 and is now actively running a campaign to help save Posidonia oceanica seagrass.
Full Name: Gaynor Rosier
Live In: L´Escala
Working For: Kenna Eco Diving
Diver Qualifications: Divemaster
When and where did you start diving?
1997 in the Red Sea
Why did you start diving?
Always wanted to and did trydives in Red Sea in 1996
What made you choose to become a dive professional? (if applicable)
Wanted to do marine research
Which is your favourite dive site and why?
La Vaca in the Medes Islands marine reserve for the big, friendly groupers, morays, barracudas, lots of different species of shoaling fish, and beautiful gorgonian corals
What has been the most memorable dive of your life and why?
Diving with a whale shark, the biggest thing I´ve ever dived with and so majestic
If you would come back as a marine life form in your next life, what would that be?
A blenny, because they are cute and people don´t hunt them
Who is your dream dive buddy?
What dive locations are on your dream “bucket list” and why?
Andaman Island, Fiji, Galapagos
What is on your bedside table right now?
My dive watch
What is your favourite piece of diving equipment and why?
My force fins as they give me more power for less effort and are so easy to get on and off
If you were to launch a campaign to raise awareness on a specific issue that affects divers, the oceans or marine life, what issue would you target and why?
Already have a campaign to protect Posidonia oceanica seagrass as it a breeding and feeding habitat for hundreds of Mediterranean species
Where will you be in 10 years and what will you be doing?
Hard to say in the present economy but would like to be enjoying my retirement in L´Escala and travelling and diving the world