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Swimming with gentle giants at the Georgia Aquarium

Tonya enjoyed an afternoon dive at the Georgia Aquarium with Nandi the Manta Ray from South Africa and several whale sharks and other species. You can spot Tonya by her long brown pony tail and her “hang loose” hand signs. Scuba diving is like water ballet–very graceful. This video was filmed by the Georgia Aquarium dive team.


Tonya Fitzpatrick

Tonya Fitzpatrick is a co-founder of World Footprints.  A three-time TEDx presenter and international speaker, Tonya was appointed a Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (63rd Session).  An almost “recovering attorney”, Tonya has found her purpose as a cultural connector.  She loves spreading positive messages about the power of travel and the strength of the common humanity we share. Tonya holds memberships in the National Speakers Association,  Society of American Travel Journalists, Women in Film and Video, Society of Professional Journalists and the North American Travel Journalist Association where she serves as a Board Member.  Tonya enjoys a life full of adventure, dark chocolate and champagne with her husband and business partner, Ian, and their beloved cat, Irwin.

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