Born in Poland and currently living in the UK, Joanna is a passionate diver who started her journey beneath the surface in 2014.
Specialising as a CCR Cave and Full Trimix diver, Joanna primarily explores the chilly depths of the UK waters, with a particular aim for wreck and overhead diving, especially the old, flooded mines scattered across the UK.
Occasionally, she leaves the comfort of cold waters for some of the best array of wreck diving in the world – the warmer Mediterranean water of Malta, renowned for its thriving dive community and wrecks spanning 2000 years of history.
Joanna is not just a diver but also a trailblazer. She is one of the co-founders of ‘The Cavettes’, a women’s diving group dedicated to encouraging more women to experience the thrill and beauty of cold water and overhead diving.
In July 2022, Joanna became an ambassador for DAN Europe, reflecting her deep care for the oceans and the marine life they support. She further demonstrated her commitment to ocean conservation through her participation in the Ghost Ships Project at the Baltic Sea in August 2022, where she helped capture the beauty of the Baltic Sea wrecks on film as a part of a global team (read more here).
By March 2023, Joanna had become a Santi Brand Ambassador, and in May 2023, she took part in Project Sjóvarmáli in the Faroe Islands. (link to go deeper) Joanna’s dedication to ocean conversation goes beyond mere advocacy; she actively participates in projects geared towards preserving our oceans, such as the Ghost Nets Malta project in September 2023 (watch here).
Joanna Wyrebek’s journey is a testament to her love for diving and her unwavering commitment to preserving the world’s oceans. Through her actions and advocacy, she continues to inspire others to explore the underwater world responsibly and contribute to the preservation of these vital ecosystems.
She is also a passionate and enthusiastic storyteller, often sharing her diving experiences and showing that technical diving can be fun through various mediums. She has been a guest on several podcasts, where she narrates her underwater adventures and sheds light on the importance of preserving marine ecosystems.
These podcasts provide a platform for Joanna to connect with a wider audience, inspiring others to explore and protect the world beneath the waves. Her storytelling ability, combined with her profound knowledge and experiences, make her a captivating speaker who continues to inspire and educate others about the beauty and fragility of our oceans.
Joanna’s decision to opt for the Future 800 Air Travel DPV is a game-changer. The model’s versatility and portability are standout qualities, thanks to its airline-friendly batteries that can be conveniently stowed in a specially designed bag. Weighing a mere 15 kg, it’s perfect for those challenging trips into abandoned mines, where equipment often needs to be carried over a kilometer deep.
The extra add-on of SLS2 lights is a thoughtful touch, freeing up your hands (from standard hand-held light) for better control of your scooter and CCR unit. The ENC3 navigation console provides invaluable assistance when exploring new tunnels and collecting dive data.
But what truly sets the Future 800 DPV apart is its dual functionality. Not only can it be used as a battery backup for heating during deco stops, but it also accommodates lights and heating simultaneously while cruising through cold waters with the help of a twin cable adapter. This feature alone makes it a tool for any dive expedition.