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List of famous female divers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female divers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being divers. There are thousand of females working as divers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic divers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a diver then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Eileen Lonergan to Traisy Vivien Tukiet.

While this isn't a list of all female divers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female divers?" and "Who are the best female divers?"
Eileen Lonergan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Divers
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Eileen Lonergan died with her husband, Tom Lonergan, while SCUBA diving with a group of divers off Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The cause of death is unknown. The bodies were never found. ...more

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Age: Died at 29 (1969-1998)

Profession: Diver

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Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Divers
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Heidemarie Martha Stefanyshyn-Piper is an American Naval officer and a former NASA astronaut. She has achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Navy. She is also a qualified and experienced salvage officer. Her major salvage projects include de-stranding the Exxon Houston off the coast of ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Diver, Astronaut, underwater diver, Engineer

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Leong Mun Yee


Leong Mun Yee is a Malaysian diver. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 10 m platform synchronised event with her partner Pandelela Rinong. She participated in three other Olympic Games: 2000, 2004 and 2008. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Perak, Malaysia

Profession: Diver, Athlete

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Pandelela Rinong


Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg, JBK is a Malaysian diver. She became the first female Malaysian athlete to win a medal at the Olympics, as well as the first to win an Olympic medal in any sport other than Badminton, when she took the bronze in the 10m diving event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. ...more

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Age: 24

Birthplace: Sarawak, Malaysia

Profession: Diver, Athlete