Celebrity Scuba Divers- The Fish Don’t Know Them but You Will

For years, Hollywood has adopted the sport of Scuba Diving and glamorized it into huge films like the Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey starer ‘Fools Gold‘, the Cuba Gooding Jr. hit ‘Men of Honor‘, James Cameron’s 1989 classic ‘The Abyss‘ and so many more. (See more: Scuba Diving Movies from Hollywood). It’s no wonder that many actors and actresses Scuba dive having under gone training to act in such films, but many of these famous names from Hollywood and other fields have been roped in by the fascination of the underwater world like many of us and have taken up the sport with a passion.

Here’s a look at some famous celebrities who just love Scuba Diving-

Famous Celebrity Scuba Divers

The three time Oscar Winning Director James Cameron, of the worldwide box office hit “Titanic”, clearly shows his love for Scuba diving and the ocean through his work. With over 3,000 hours logged underwater, Cameron has been an avid diver since 1969 where he grew up near Niagara Falls and recalls begging his father at age 16 for scuba diving lessons. The combination of his two greatest passions- Scuba diving and filmmaking have won him accolades as well James Cameron on Scuba Divingas  earned him more than just bread & butter, with movies like The Abyss, Titanic, Into the Blue, Terminator or Aliens.

“I learned to scuba dive in a pool. It wasn’t until I moved to California that I ever even scuba dived in the ocean. But I just loved it. I loved this idea that there was this alien atmosphere right here on planet earth. I knew that I was never going to be an astronaut and visit another star system or land on another planet, but I knew I could explore an alien world right here.”
James Cameron

Hollywood hottie and a regular on the People’s magazine 50 Most Beautiful People list, Jessica Alba is a Scuba diver at heart. Under the tutelage of her lifeguard mother, Alba learned to swim before she could walk and this PADI-certified scuba diver’s skills were made to good use a number of times in her work, from the popular TV series Flipper to the movie Into the Blue. Jessica Alba DivingJessica makes Scuba diving look sexy.

“When I was thirteen I learned to dive for a TV show I did called “The New Adventures of Flipper” I grew up in CA where the water is so cold that diving isn’t something you do if you’re a regular teenage girl. But I loved it immediately, I was fearless.”
Jessica Alba

For Sandra Bullock Scuba diving wasn’t just for the love of the ocean, it was to overcome one of her biggest fears, being under water. Having conquered the fear with Scuba lessons, Sandra found that she just loved the peacefulness underwater and was hooked. As for Katie Homles, let’s just say she followed suit when she took up diving as an activity which she can experience together with husband Tom Cruise who loves Scuba diving. Tom’s ex the Spanish actress Penélope Cruz also loves her scuba diving when she’s on vacation Paris Hilton Scuba Divingand not to mention her good friend the Mexican beauty Salma Hayek has been Scuba diving since she was 12. Then there is Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich who is an avid scuba diver, to the extent that he has been known to read Scuba diving magazines during solo breaks between songs while on tour with Metallica.

Retired Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, Castaway star Tom Hanks, super models Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford, former Spice girl  Geri Halliwell, actors Gene Hackman, Kevin Costner, actresses Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson all have the Celebrity Scuba Diver badge in common. And by the looks of it hotel heiress, Paris Hilton may join the ranks as she was spotted taking Scuba lessons with her boyfriend in Maui last summer.

Worth a special mention in the Celebrity list of Scuba Divers is Golf Pro- Tiger Woods who is seriously diving the World over since he took up the sport a few years back. A NAUI divemaster member, Tiger is also a specialized cave diver. When asked about his love of Scuba diving He simple states, “The fish don’t know who I am.”Celebrity Divers- Tiger Woods

“The waters are incredible! I have been diving in many places and Belize is definitely top notch. The Blue Hole is spectacular. The water was so clear everywhere we went.” “I have never done anything like that in my life. It was awesome!”
Tiger Woods (on Diving the Blue Hole and Shark-Ray Alley in Belize)

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  1. Michaek Levi says:

    Thank you so much for this article, was searching for such a list awhile back

    love you mag

  2. Scuba diving is fun and if the celebrities are enjoying and having ball why can’t we all have fun. Its not very costly and all you have to do is visit places which are considered as safe heaven for scuba diving. BTW i didn’t knew that Tiger woods loves to scuba Dive.

  3. Like all humans celebrity also enjoy and have fun. I didn’t knew that a serious guy like Tiger wood would love scuba diving.

  4. I learned Scuba at the age of 60 and now I’m 70 and have 170 logged dives, most of them with sharks. I have been in the water with Great White Sharks in Isla Guadalupe in Mexico, in open water outside of a cage,
    with Tiger and lots of Lemon sharks in the Bahamas, with hammerheads, Silvertips and whitetip reef sharks in Cocos Island, with different kinds of reef sharks in the Bahamas and Honduras.
    I have enjoyed every dive I was lucky to have with sharks and will continue diving with sharks as long as I can.
    Way down in the ocean, you swim with these amazing animals and you are totally at peace. At the same time, however, you are surprised, that the animal everybody tells you is a killer and a man-eater, does not even try to hurt you. It is a great feeling, which is hard to describe.

  5. We desperately need these famous divers to get behind this project, as well as every person who puts on a dive mask and flippers – I know anyone reading this page is aware of the crisis facing our coral reefs, but few people know that there is a proven low-cost solution to save our reefs. The technology is well proven and is known as Biorock. A friend of mine has come up with an ingenious project that will not only save the reefs in fifteen different countries, but will become self-supporting and self-funding. If you have even a little curiosity in how to solve this massive crisis than please go to Tony Webb’s site at http://www.USAKW.com or http://www.PlanetOceanUnderWaterHotel.com. You may contact me at drcdrury@gmail.com or Tony directly at espac5@gmail.com for additional information. We are also looking for creative solutions for funding and any donations no matter how small. Every little bit will help to get this project into projection. We are so very close! Our reefs need the support of every diver and while you are there, please sign up for an opportunity to win as free night in the Under Water Hotel.

  6. please let me make a small correction – I gave the wrong email address for contacting Tony Webb for additional information so please don’t use the one above – the correct one is: tony@planetoceanunderwaterhotel.com. I have also developed a long comprehensive list of famous and infamous divers that I would be happy to share with anyone who makes a “small” donation to Planet Underwater Hotel – say $25.00 – yes, I know I think its called black mail – LOL – but seriously – its such a worthy cause if you are a diver and as I keep saving and a human being who needs to breathe! BUT if you really want the list and for some GOOD reason can’t make the donation I’ll be happy to share it with you!!! :-) so just email me at drcdrury@gmail.com and put LIST in the subject line!If you want to make a donation, just indicate and I’ll tell you how to go about doing that.

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