ZENATO, Cristina

Bahamas, Italy

Last updated: December 1, 2017 at 0:59 am

Shark diving specialist; dive operation manager; diving instructor and Course Director; freediver; first woman to induce a state of relaxation (a.k.a. tonic immobility) in Caribbean reef sharks through a gentle touch; developed a Caribbean Reef Shark Awareness Distinctive Specialty; initiated a campaign that resulted in the complete protection for all species of sharks in the Bahamas; first woman to have connected a freshwater inland cave with a saltwater ocean system; has been featured in multiple documentary films and print publications; member of the Bahamas National Trust; host and sponsor of the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society; host and sponsor of the Women Divers Hall of Fame scholarship program; speaks five languages (Italian, English, German, French and Spanish).

Honours and Awards:

Women Divers Hall of Fame (2011)
The Explorers Club
SSI Platinum Pro 5000


Cristina Zenato

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