10 Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2017

I am a big fan (and long-time victim) of Instagram. Snap. Add a caption and upload. Facebook just bombards one with too much information all at once. Instagram is straightforward, pictures only. Add a filter (or not) and you're done.

There are so many accounts worth following from various fields and industries, and often offer a close-up and intimate look at people and events.

Here are some Instagram personas for diving aficionados worth following.

1. @dolphin_project
This is probably the most solemn account in the list. Ric O’Barry and his organization’s efforts to save the Taiji dolphins. Some of the images are absolutely heart-wrenching. But why should you keep it on your feed? It serves as a good reminder to be grateful for what we have.

Dolphin Project

2. @nudibranch.ia
This is a fun account to follow. There are 3000 over known species of Nudibranchs, but there are much more that are yet to be discovered. If you are a fan of Nudibranchs, these little creatures will brighten up your day.


3. @diveyourchoice
Highly recommend you to follow this account. Awesome posts from awesome people. Simply awesome. When you follow it, you'll see why.

Dive Your Choice

4. @oceanicramsey
You might have seen her on some other platforms, in magazines, somewhere. Other than all the underwater adventures, I subscribe to her various feeds because she is beautiful to look at.

Ocean Ramsey

5. @kimi_swimmy
This woman totally got me on her Tedtalk. “When you feel the need to speed up, slow down.” Following her exciting journeys through Instagram, I feel like I am living vicariously through her. Thoroughly authentic human being and also a good reminder to live authentically.

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6. @perrinjames1
This is the dream-maker amongst the photographers, he makes fantasies come true. Intriguing pieces of humans and their interactions with the marine environment.

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7. @craigparryphotography
Marine and landscape photographer. Amazing footages. Craig also runs Humpback Tours to Tonga. His images usually take on quite a personal narrative point of view. When you see his photos, it evokes the feeling of ecstasy and excitement.

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8. @paulnicklen
A Nat Geo fellow, Paul Nicklen is a veteran and a maestro in the field. His work focuses on the delicate relationship between healthy ecosystems and marine wildlife. He prefers the polar environment, where most of his works are captured at. Raw, yet delicate at the same time. I am a huge fan.

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9. @natgeo
I don’t think I need to talk about this account. If you love diving and all things about nature, this is a must subscribe. One of the most awe-inspiring publications in the world.

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10. @nakaweproject
Nakawe is a nonprofit organization founded by Regina Domingo, which aims to educate and to raise awareness, especially on children, about how important it is to care, to respect our planet and it’s conservation.

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Social media does not always have to be frowned upon. We amplify too much of its negative effects and talk too little about how we can use it for positive influence. Follow people and events that inspire you. And use those fragmented pieces of time to your advantage. Fill it with knowledge and use it to spread the goodness of humanity. 

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