An American Immersion

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An American Immersion

May 03, 2016 - 12:25
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An American Immersion, by Jennifer Idol
Jennifer Idol

Jennifer Idol became the first woman to dive all 50 states. See her transformative quest to show how our national waters are a treasure to care for and protect in her book.

Hardcover: 235 pages
Publisher: Best Publishing Company
Date: 21 April 2016
ISBN-10: 1930536917
ISBN-13: 978-1930536913

Do you long for adventure? Do you wish you could travel? Do you have big dreams? I applied rugged passion and dedication to complete a 5-year journey in which I became the first woman to dive all 50 states. An American Immersion relives my journey. It shows what motivated my quest and how I transformed from a successful designer into a conservation artist to help the world around us. I overcame time and financial obstacles to illuminate our underwater resources through vivid photography. In this book, you will find inspiration through curiosity, discover hidden beauty in U.S. waters, understand how I constructed my quest, experience my pursuit of self- exploration leading to unexpected adventure, learn how I overcame obstacles, and follow a path leading to unexpected outcomes. — Jennifer Idol, author of An American Immersion

In this book, you will:
• Find inspiration through curiosity
• Discover hidden beauty in U.S. waters
• Understand how I constructed my quest
• Experience my pursuit of self-exploration leading to unexpected adventure
• Learn how I overcame obstacles
• Follow a path leading to unexpected outcomes

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March 21 -- Aggieland SCUBA
C&J BBQ, 2151 Harvey Mitchel Parkway South College Station, Texas 77849

March 24-26 -- Beneath the Sea Show -- Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey
Daily book signing at X-Ray Mag booth
March 25, 11:30 a.m. presentation: Dive Travel -- My American Immersion

April 1-2 -- SCUBA & H2O Adventure Show -- Seattle, Washington
April 1, 1:00 p.m. Room 407: Dive Travel -- My American Immersion
April 1, 4:00 p.m. Room 404: Underwater Photography -- Editing Underwater Photos
April 2, 12:00 noon, Room 407: Dive Travel -- My American Immersion
April 2, 2:00 p.m. Room 404: Underwater Photography --Digital Evolution in Photo Editing

April 22-23 -- The Blue Wild Show -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Daily book signing at X-Ray Mag booth
April 22, 4:30 p.m. Seminar Stage: Diving into the US

April 24-26 -- SustPack -- Scottsdale, Arizona
April 26, 8:15 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker: Unpacking the Journey

What people are saying:

“It is always exciting to see women venturing where few others have gone before. With Jennifer’s accomplishment, she expands the status quo, leading other female divers to believe anything is possible with determination, dedication, training, and heart. It is inspiring to see female leaders like Jennifer within the dive industry leading the next generation of women into new territories inside this sport.”
— Amanda Cotton, Principal Photographer A Cotton Photo, Founder and CEO Water Women, Inc.

“Big dreams often start with small steps. We can all learn from Jennifer Idol’s transformative journey, even if we never get near the water.”
— Chris Guillebeau, New York Times best-selling author of Born for This and The $100 Startup

“Expeditions are rewarding in both the journey and the destination. Jennifer Idol describes the abundance of diving opportunities in the U.S. while discovering much greater truths about the environment and her passion to protect it for future generations. Her book is a beautiful montage of great images and captivating stories held together with life lessons and personal enlightenment. I highly recommend following her journey and then diving into your own local diving.”
— Jill Heinerth, Underwater Explorer,

“This is not about diving simply to check it off. It is about fulfilling a great idea and a wonderful quest and I recommend it highly. The photos are fabulous. The story is a fun read and an enjoyable way to learn about the value and variety of water in the USA.”
— Cathy Church, Underwater Photographer and Teacher