Jess Cramp

scientist, surfer, diver, pilot and conservationist


Jess Cramp is a scientist, surfer, diver, pilot, writer, and conservationist whose philanthropic adventures have taken her from a field hospital in post-earthquake Haiti to a remote atoll in the South
Pacific, where she lived for 3 years, spearheading the effort for the Cook Islands Shark Sanctuary, which was established in December 2012. Currently without a permanent address, Jess is in a different country every month, and in the water as much as possible. She splits her time between assisting the Cook Islands government in establishing a large-scale marine park, and helping her own burgeoning organization, Sharks Pacific, to become a key player in shark research and conservation. A contributor to Women’s Adventure Magazine, Escape Magazine, and National Geographic’s Adventure blog, Jess is a consummate optimist, whose positive energy is contagious, along with her willingness to spend however long it takes to see the projects she’s working on through to produce tangible results. “For me,” Jess says, “traveling is all about gaining hands-on experience to better understand community level impacts and encouraging locals to get involved.” She is driven to take risks in life, not just in sports.


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    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 21, 2014
  • Repost from @3stringsproductions during a dive on our recent research expedition to Fiji to study shark ecology and movement patterns. As @andy_mann said, not to worry, this photo was taken from a relatively safe distance of about 3 meters. We love this job!!! #cagefree #sharks #sharkresearch #fijisharkexpedition #fiji #diving
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 19, 2014
  • Rainy day fun. Doesn't everyone ride scooters in their wetsuits? #brrrrrr #cookislands #dorks
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 17, 2014
  • Some things in life are worth waiting for :) #cookislands #nofilter #luckyinlife
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 15, 2014
  • Farewell funny friend #heartbroken
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 12, 2014
  • Oh perspective how I missed thee. #viewfromthefloor
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 09, 2014
  • Throwback to a time when I could be toothless, have a mullet and wear a sweater vest and not get called a hillbilly. #tbt
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 07, 2014
  • Now open!! Private beach front a-frame bungalow, open floor plan with panoramic sea views!! Truly eco-friendly, made from all local materials, 100% recyclable with solar power! Sleeps 2 comfortably but can easily accommodate more. You won't find a better deal in the south seas, hurry!! #tropicalvacation #paradise #beachfront #5star
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 06, 2014
  • Nightly beach walk with my Raro family @turoapalace #happyplace #rarolife #cookislands
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 04, 2014
  • Hokule'a is here, dwarfed by a massive barge. She'll be joined by Cook Islands traditional canoe Marumaru Atua for the next leg of her worldwide voyage, navigating only by the stars and sea. Cool to lay eyes on the canoe that started the resurgence of traditional voyaging throughout Polynesia. #hokulea #hawaiian #canoe #cookislands #polynesian #stoked
    Jess Cramp >>> Aug 02, 2014