Kathy Mendes – DiverMaiden pictures the deep

Kathy Mendez-DiverMaiden

Kathy diving in a dry suit

Kathy Mendes grew up with a darkroom in the family garage. She didn’t anticipate becoming an underwater photographer until she accomplished her scuba diving certification and was inspired to share her amazement of the underwater world. “The minute I went underwater and got certified as a scuba diver I knew I’d be doing this until I die.”

She talks about getting started as an underwater photographer and the changes in technology that have helped her create prize-winning photography.

You can see her photographs at: www.divermaiden.com and Follow Kathy at: @divermaiden


About Elaine Masters

The Gathering Road podcast – Conversations & stories with nomads, travel experts and authors – sharing their journeys of courage, passion and uncommon adventure. Hosted by dedicated traveler, Elaine J. Masters, an Indie Excellence award-winning author, international scuba diver and sought-after speaker, who grew up taking road trips and has visited over 35 countries.


As a travel writer she found that staying healthy and stress-free on the go improved every trip. Today the pioneering techniques in her Drivetime Yoga book and award-winning audio  are used by police officers, commuters, road trippers, sales people and travelers worldwide. Flytime Yoga was chosen as the hot idea by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Travel tips and products are available at: TripWellness.com


When she’s not on the road, Elaine gathers travelers together to learn and network at monthly Travel Well gatherings. and more at: GoEasyTravelWell.com She is the co-organizer of the Travel Massive San Diego group,  bringing together travel writers and industry professionals, a part of the global network of those working in the travel industry.


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