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Ocean Annie

Through public speaking tours, books, DVDs, workshops and programs, Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, reaches a worldwide audience. While creating a successful business, Dive Into Your Imagination, Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, continues to travel and document the world focusing on life in our Ocean. She is uniquely qualified to speak about obtaining success by taking risks, living your dreams and creating your greatest life. Originally from Chicago and trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, Annie Crawley spent the past two decades living and working around the world. After learning to scuba dive and sail, she became a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor and a 100 ton US Coast Guard Boat Captain. She was named an SSI 5000 Platinum Pro Diver and inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame Class 2010. Annie Crawley specializes in the Underwater Realm as an underwater photographer, filmmaker, field biologist and expert.
As a producer, Annie Crawley created an award winning series of kids ocean books, enhanced eBooks available on iTunes, DVDs and lesson plans after being awarded four grants from the Save Our Seas Foundation. She was also responsible for single-handedly producing, shooting, and editing a series of programs taken on the SEAPLEX expedition with Project Kaisei in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ocean Life Book and DVD published by Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing was Annie Crawley’s first publication in 2007 and to date, it has sold more than 100,000 copies. Because of her success following her dreams, Annie Crawley relates the lessons she learned growing up and traveling in a way that will inspire you to create your life while considering our environment and Ocean.
We will be taking a look at Annie’s newest book: PLANET OCEAN Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean, a new 48 page Junior Library Guild Selection book. With underwater photographer Annie Crawley as your guide, you will explore three distinct regions of our world ocean and understand how our lives are interconnected to the other 70% of our planet, Find out about problems including climate change, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution, and meet inspiring local people who are leading the way to reverse the ways in which humans have harmed the ocean.

Planet Ocean shows us how to stop thinking of ourselves as existing separate from the ocean and how to start taking better care of this precious resource.
Find out more about Annie Crawley at Also, Visit Dive Into Your Imagination website or her youtube channel