rachel saxelby


What do you do for a living?

I am a paralegal for a commercial real estate law firm.

How did you get into diving?

I always wanted to dive, but I kept letting life get in the way. I finally decided I needed to bite the bullet and I signed up to do a discover scuba dive. I had never experienced anything on land like the peace and quiet I experienced under the surface. I didn’t want my time underwater to end! I was hooked and immediately signed up to get certified to dive. Daily life is full of stress, noise and distractions. Diving is my release, my calm, my escape. Diving is my happy place!

What is your favorite dive destination?

This is a tough one to answer! Cozumel for the ease of the drift diving and the abundance of life. Big Island, Hawaii because it was the location of the most epic dive day I have ever experienced. I finally found my whale shark! I am so excited to continue to wander the planet and find my next favorite dive destination!

What is your favorite marine life to dive with?

WHALE SHARKS!!! All kinds of rays, turtles and dolphins.

What is your favorite part about teaching people how to scuba dive?

My favorite part of teaching people to dive is seeing the look on people’s faces when they realize they are breathing underwater! Scuba diving is the key to the kingdom of an entirely new world that many people never get to experience. Blue Mind Divers is thrilled to be able to share this incredible experience with you!