Born and raised on a little island off of the coast of Texas, Aalia got SCUBA certified at the age of 12 and has been obsessed ever since. After graduating university, she spent a long time in Tenerife working towards her ultimate dream of being a Divemaster, but little did she know that was just the beginning. Now, thousands of dives later, Aalia has worked as an Underwater Photographer on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, an Aquarist at Moody Gardens, completed her Instructor Course in Utila, and works as an instructor in Austin, Texas. You can spot her with her trademark bright pink mask and with a camera in tow.
Follow along with her next missions — to get every PADI specialty card and to capture some phenomenal underwater moments on film!