As John F Kennedy said: “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”

Watch how my discovery of Necker Island awakened my passion for the ocean, how my father sparked my interest in wildlife, and how the ocean has helped to shape my life.

Necker Island beauty shots February 2014

From campaigning for shark and ray sanctuaries on social media, to swimming with sharks, whales, and sailfish, see how I got involved in ocean conservation.

Necker Island beauty shots February 2014

Find out more about the OceanElders, a wonderful group I am fortunate to be a member of, who campaign to work to protect, value, and celebrate the ocean and its wildlife.

Head over to Virgin Unite to read more of our series around Ocean Conservation, and take a look at the OceanElders and WildAid to see how you can get involved in ocean conservation.