About this book
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 five-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
• Follow a path leading to unexpected
This book is available for purchase in both paperback and hardback editions.
An American Immersion: How the first woman to dive all 50 states was transformed by her quest.
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An American Immersion
How the first woman to dive 50 states was transformed by her quest
Best Publishing Company
Date of publication
April 21, 2016
$60 US (Hardcover)
$19.99 US (Softcover)
12.2 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches (Hardcover)
5.375 x 8.375 x 0.55 inches (Softcover)
3.4 pounds (Hardcover)
I applied rugged passion and dedication to complete a five-year journey in which I became the first woman to dive all 50 states. An American Immersion relives my journey through 561 photos and an in-depth narrative. This book shows what motivated my quest and how I transformed from a successful designer into a conservation artist to help the world around us.
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Jennifer Idol is the first woman to dive 50 states and author of An American Immersion. Her photography and articles are published in DIVER, Sport Diver, Alert Diver, SCUBA Diving, X-Ray Mag, Outdoor Oklahoma, SCUBA & H2O Adventure, and Texas Aquatic Science. Her work has been featured in competitions and exhibits across the country.
This native Texan is an accomplished designer with more than a decade of experience creating print, web, logo, and three-dimensional work for a variety of clients. The Lake Murray Wildlife Museum, Jacob’s Well Natural Area, and Texas Association of REALTORS® feature her work in permanent installations.
She’s earned more than 27 certifications and has been diving for 20 years. Her design firm, The Underwater Designer, provides design and photography services for clients in water related industries. Jennifer is a technical diver, designer, and underwater photographer. She helps others understand the underwater world through her photography, design, and by sharing her exploration.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"More than anything else it is the diversity of diving environments Jennifer presents that are important. Her message is clear. We must find, love and protect water where we find it. State-by-State, mile-by-mile, campsite-by-campsite she demonstrates a dedication to her cause. Her intent to present a quest that by design, was intended to grow into a larger goal. The goal “to raise the awareness for local waters” and in doing so discover America.
It is a great pleasure and privilege for me to review Jennifer Idol’s An American Immersion, her very personal adventure quest of diving all 50 of the United States of America. I am – 'totally immersed.'"