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.


  • A quick pit stop at muscle beach never disappoints. @kirbymorejohn making me feel old and weak!
    Jess Cramp >>> Oct 20, 2014
  • Time to get back in the water. Bullsharks in Fiji at around 100ft. It was as magical as it looks. : @andy_mann @3stringsproductions #sharks #sharkresearch #fijisharkexpedition #fiji
    Jess Cramp >>> Oct 05, 2014
  • We be small, but mighty #familyfunday #poconos
    Jess Cramp >>> Oct 03, 2014
  • The first place I called home. Exploring my roots in a little mountain town #poconos #autumn #dwg
    Jess Cramp >>> Oct 02, 2014
  • Needless to say, I couldn't eat him. #birdtheme #palmerston
    Jess Cramp >>> Oct 01, 2014
  • Vicious, vicious seagull.  #cornwall #england #bewareofbird
    Jess Cramp >>> Sep 28, 2014
  • Found something older than me today! Day two of castle hunting proved a success, with our arrival at Castle Restormel in Cornwall, built around 1100!! #englishcastleselfiecontest
    Jess Cramp >>> Sep 25, 2014
  • When churches are 700 years older than your country, you know you're in England. Having such a great time exploring #Plymouth.
    Jess Cramp >>> Sep 25, 2014
  • So glad I travelled across the pond to witness this moment (and photograph it!!). Congrats @tina_weier and Kris, love you both as much as someone could love a pair of hobbits! #england #aquarium #wedding #surpriseguest #sharktanklove
    Jess Cramp >>> Sep 21, 2014
  • A life in ocean conservation has definite perks. Exploring To Sua Trench in Samoa is just one of them. Nature continues to blow my mind! #nofilter #gopro #samoa #saltwatercave
    Jess Cramp >>> Sep 16, 2014