Mehgan Heaney-Grier is a life-long adventurer and has worked professionally underwater for more than 20 years. She is an accomplished athlete, model, stunt diver, television personality, expedition leader and marine educator. In 1996, she established the first U.S. freedive record for both men and women in the constant weight category.
Throughout her eclectic water-based career, Mehgan has performed underwater stunts for Hollywood films like, Pirates of the Caribbean and Into the Blue. She worked as Team Divemaster for two of Discovery Channel's treasure hunting expeditions to South America, including Brazil's formidable, Snake Island. She has been featured in numerous television shows and publications worldwide such as, Life, People and Outside magazines.
An established micro influencer in social media, Mehgan was named by Huffington Post as one of “28 Badass Women You Should be Following on Instagram”, and featured in Instagram’s Los Angeles gallery exhibit of, “Top Game-Changing & Inspiring Women”.
Mehgan is one of the original inductees to the Women Divers Hall of Fame and holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology. She’s also a mom, a youth mentor and a strong female figure and positive role model for young people around the world. Recently, Mehgan was a keynote speaker at The Explorers Club headquarters in Manhattan, NY, for the 2018 Sea Stories event.
As an ocean advocate, adventurer and storyteller across multiple media platforms, Mehgan is dedicated to raising awareness and empowering the next generation of ocean stewards to engage and help tackle the critical issues facing our oceans today.