Award Winning Author, Photographer, Producer & Professional Speaker

Originally from Chicago and trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, Annie Crawley spent the past two decades living and working around the world. After learning to scuba dive and sail, she became a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor and a 100 ton US Coast Guard Captain.  Annie specializes in the underwater realm as an underwater photographer, filmmaker, educator and ocean advocate. Annie is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, an Oris Sea Hero and an SSI 5000 Platinum Pro Diver.

Annie's History

As a producer, Annie Crawley created an award winning series of children’s ocean books, eBooks, DVDs, and educator guides after being awarded four grants from the Save Our Seas Foundation. She has traveled and documented expeditions around the world including the SEAPLEX expedition with Project Kaisei to The North Pacific Gyre, more commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch just released and has been awarded a Junior Library Guild Selection. Ocean Life Book and DVD published by Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing, Annie Crawley’s first publication, has sold more than 150,000 copies. Check out our latest eBooks for the iPad®.

Because of Annie Crawley’s success following her dreams, she relates the lessons learned growing up and traveling as a professional speaker that will empower, inspire and motivate any audience to live out of the vision they create for themselves.

Annie Crawley is a dynamic and entertaining professional speaker that your group will value because she:

  • Makes an effort to fully understand your group’s needs and customizes every presentation
  • Communicates ideas effectively while incorporating humor, education, empowerment, entertainment and conservation
  • Delivers results immediately with enthusiasm and passion

To see more of her amazing work visit Annie Crawley Photography and Dive Into Your Imagination

From Annie

When I am not living underwater with my cameras and exploring the ocean, I enjoy my surface intervals. I love going out to hear live music or singing while my brother jams on his guitar. I really don't have a favorite genre as you can find me listening to kirtan, blues, classic rock, or alternative. You may think I am an extrovert, yet I consider myself an introvert losing an entire day reading and writing. If you take me to a restaurant, I like to eat family style. My favorite color is ocean blue. Yoga and massage makes me feel good!

I never want to look back at life and say, what if. My life has been full of winding roads and calculated risks. My work is featured in commercials, documentaries, films, magazines and at museums and aquariums. I have lived and worked in amazing places including Indonesia, Galapagos, Belize, Papua New Guinea, Australia,  and India, usually spending more time below the surface than above. My principles have been built on love of the environment, family, friends and community. Contact me if you are interested in my coaching and mentoring program.

As a professional youth speaker at schools, I transport students on an imaginary dive around the world while encouraging an understanding of life lessons about respect, responsibility, trust and character. Engaging their imagination with images of sharks, turtles, coral reefs and kelp forests we explore our world. I encourage students to face personal fears, express their imagination, breathe differently and think before acting.

The seven words that have guided me include patience, persistence, perseverance and passion combined with faith, courage, and enthusiasm. I weave these into my professional speaking events and created an entire inspirational print collection. I would love to hear from you, please leave comments on my posts and share with your friends and family.


Our Services

  • Production Services

    We have the knowledge and expertise to take any project from start to finish for print or broadcast. Our portfolio…

  • Speaking

    Annie Crawley delivers motivational professional keynote speeches, leads seminars, gives workshops, facilitates professional development conferences, staff development and delivers the…

  • Scuba Diving Instruction Services

    Annie Crawley has been a PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructor for more than 20 years and offers premium dive experiences.…

  • Trip Leader & Scuba Diving Travel Expert

    Scuba dive, travel, and explore with underwater photographer, filmmaker, and author Annie Crawley. She has been traveling internationally with a…