SPEAKER PROFILE: Mehgan Heaney-Grier

Mehgan Heaney-Grier

Scuba Diver’s January cover star Mehgan Heaney-Grier is a lifelong ocean adventurer with more than 20 years experience working above and below the waterline. In 1996, Mehgan pioneered the sport of freediving in the United States by establishing the first US freedive record for both men and women, in the constant weight category.

She’s an accomplished athlete, professional speaker, marine educator, conservationist, expedition leader, stunt diver and television personality. Throughout her eclectic water-based career, Mehgan’s performed underwater stunts for Hollywood films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Into the Blue, and been featured in numerous television shows and publications worldwide such as Life, People and Outside Magazine. Recently, Mehgan was part of an elite team of explorers and starred in Discovery Channel’s series, Treasure Quest: Snake Island.

Mehgan is an original inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame and holds a degree in Ecology Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology. She’s also a mom, established micro-influencer on social media, and a strong female figure for young people around the world.

As an ocean advocate, adventurer and storyteller across multiple media platforms, Mehgan is dedicated to raising awareness and empowering the next generation of ocean stewards to engage and tackle the critical issues facing our oceans today. Find out more at: mehganheaneygrier.com


Mehgan will be on the Main Stage and the Freediving Stage at the GO Diving Show on Saturday and Sunday. Standard-admission tickets (which include FREE parking) are available now, so you can beat the on-the-day queues and get straight into the action! https://godiving.seetickets.com/event/go-diving/ricoh-arena-coventry/1251824