Nicole Keney started diving in August 2001. To date, she has logged over 500+ dives and has achieved the certification of PADI Divemaster in 2012 as well as EFR Instructor in 2014. She has had the opportunity to log dives in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Honduras (Utila), the Flower Gardens, Pensacola, FL (Oriskany Wreck) and Bonaire. While she has a few upcoming trips, her next major trip will be on a liveaboard in the Bahamas.
She is currently the Vice President of the Marlin Dive Team and thoroughly enjoys assisting and attending the monthly socials, club outings and group dive trips throughout the year. In her opinion being a part of the dive club is an excellent way to stay active as well as to make new friends.
She plans to continue her scuba diving education and become O2 Provider and Assistant Instructor in the near future. She openly admits that the only way to become a better diver is to practice as well as to challenge yourself. The best way to achieve this is through continuing education.
She is an advocate of protecting all marine life. She frequently contributes to several organizations such as Ocean Conservancy and Sea Turtles Restoration Project. In addition, she has volunteered to clean-up trash in local lakes within Texas.
When she is not diving or working in the tax arena, she stays busy with working out at the Define Body and Mind Studio, which offers daily cardio-based classes. In addition, she trains and participates in the MS150 cycling ride from Houston to Austin. In 2015, this will be her sixth year to participate and help raise funds for this worthwhile cause. Finally, she has gotten involved with underwater digital photography. She purchased her first camera system, the Sealife DC1400 and immediately learned how to share special moments with family and friends.
She thoroughly loves scuba diving and all that it has to offer, especially traveling, meeting new people, tasting new foods, learning about different cultures, etc. As a scuba diver, you have the best of it all — land, air and sea!