Rocio Gajon Bunker grew up in the small town of La Paz, Mexico. Bunker’s heart belonged to the oceans the moment she submerged beneath it for the first time; since then, every step of her life has been dedicated to the oceans. Bunker became a PADI Instructor in 2009 because she wanted to introduce people to scuba, train divers to gain confidence underwater, and help them develop skills and knowledge to respect and protect our seas. As a PADI Instructor, she has traveled the world leading dives in remarkable dive destinations including Mexico, Caribbean, South Pacific, Micronesia, Hawaii and Europe, among others. “It has given me the opportunity to explore and expand my love for the ocean,” she says. Bunker now calls the kelp beds of California home, where she works as a PADI Course Director for Ocean Enterprises, a PADI Five Star Dive Center, in San Diego.