Underwater photos on this site were taken by Alexandra DiGiacomo (cageless) using a GoPro

Alexandra has earned college credit in Shark Biology and has been acknowledged in Fisheries Vol. 41 essay: "Defining Forage Species to Prevent a Management Dilemma." She has interned as a summer high school student at the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab.

Alexandra has earned dive certifications including Rescue Diver, Advanced Open Water, Search & Recovery, Emergency First Responder, AWARE Shark Conservation, Underwater Navigator, Fish ID, Emergency Oxygen Provider, and Underwater Naturalist. She is a Junior Shark Ambassador at Sharks4Kids. Alexandra is now preparing to become a shark tank diver this spring at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut.

Alexandra is a senior at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, a National Merit Scholar, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2013. 2014, and 2015, Water Quality Medal in the Science Olympiad, and The Gold Award: the highest award in Scouting. Her hobbies include musical theater, captain of two a cappella groups, madrigals, dance, and mock trial.

Alexandra now attends Duke University at an Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar in the Fall of 2016. She's joined Duke DejaBlue a capella group. Alexandra has started her own line of ocean-inspired tapestries. pillows, and tee shirts, see her web store here.

As I swam through the dark path of an underwater cave, I reached the opening and took this shot of fan coral waving in the “breeze” of the currents: Soft Coral Dive, Fiji

As I swam through the dark path of an underwater cave, I reached the opening and took this shot of fan coral waving in the “breeze” of the currents: Soft Coral Dive, Fiji

Diving with beautiful creatures in Fiji.  Shark video and photos by Alexandra  DiGiacomo (cageless) using a GoPro

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Diving in a healthy ocean, Fiji

Diving in a healthy ocean, Fiji

Blue Hole, an underwater vertical cave

Blue Hole, an underwater vertical cave

Our dive team, photo by team leader

Our dive team, photo by team leader

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At the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab

At the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab

On Dr. Rountos' trawl boat- Stony Brook Southampton Marine Science Lab

On Dr. Rountos' trawl boat- Stony Brook Southampton Marine Science Lab


Illustrations by fellow Ridgefield High School Student, Dhruv Singh

Author Alexandra E DiGiacomo

Author Alexandra E DiGiacomo

Illustrations by fellow Ridgefield High School Student, Dhruv Singh


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Blacktip shark adopted to support Bimini Shark Lab! Photo by Bimini Shark Lab


Measuring a Loggerhead in Greece, Summer 2016

Measuring a Loggerhead in Greece, Summer 2016

Shark Diving Team, Summer 2016

Shark Diving Team, Summer 2016

Shark tank presentations at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, CT Summer 2016

Shark tank presentations at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, CT Summer 2016

Rescue Diver, Alexandra DiGiacomo, in her environment