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Famous Female Divers

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 29 (1969-1998)

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Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-P... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Divers
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Heidemarie Martha Stefanyshyn-Piper (born February 7, 1963) is an American Naval officer and 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 tanker Exxon Houston off the coast of Barbers Point, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and developing the plan for the Peruvian Navy salvage of the Peruvian submarine Pacocha. Stefanyshyn-Piper has received numerous honors and awards, such as the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals. She has flown on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-115 and STS-126, during ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Perak, Malaysia

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Pandelela Rinong

Pandelela Rinong Pamg, (born 2 March 1993) is a Malaysian diver. She is a two-time Olympic medalist and has won a total of five medals at the World Championships. Pandelela represented Malaysia at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she finished 27th in 10m platform. She won the gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She was chosen to be the flagbearer of Malaysia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She went on to win the bronze medal in the 10m platform, becoming the first Malaysian female athlete to win an Olympic medal, as well as the first in any sport other than badminton. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the silver medal in the 10m synchronized platform with Cheong Jun Hoong. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 25

Birthplace: Sarawak, Malaysia