Mehgan Heaney-Grier is a life-long adventurer whose drive and passion for the ocean helped her establish the first U.S. freedive record for both men and women in the constant weight category in 1996, with a dive to 155 feet on a single breath of air. Less than one year later she bettered that record with a dive to 165 feet.
Mehgan is an accomplished athlete, stunt diver, television personality, and marine conservationist. She’s also a mom, an original inductee into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame, and a strong female figure and a positive role model for young women around the world. She has been featured in publications worldwide such as Life, People, and Outside Magazine, and has starred in and appeared on hundreds of television shows.
Hollywood films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Into the Blue have utilized Mehgan’s underwater expertise to perform difficult underwater stunts for leading ladies such as Keira Knightly, Jessica Alba, and Olivia Wilde. In 2015 Mehgan was hired onto an elite team of explorers for the Discovery Channel series, Treasure Quest, working as Divemaster and Anthropologist in search of lost Incan gold in the waters of South America.
Through mentoring and her work with a variety of nonprofit organizations, Mehgan is dedicated to doing what she can to be “part of the solution” when it comes to raising awareness about issues such as the critical health and future of the world’s oceans.
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