Our Story


"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
Dame Jane Goodall

In the Spring of 1994 I became the first female ocean explorer to scuba dive in the ice covered waters of the Canadian High Arctic and the North West Passage.  My first Arctic dive was exhilarating and terrifying, it quelled my curiosity and tested my mettle. It was a challenging and remote environment which provided a life changing experience for me that propelled me on my journey of exploration and adventure from the Arctic polar regions to the jungles of the Amazon, both above and below water. I have lead, participated and organized expeditions around the world and my work with explorers, scientists, conservationists and indigenous communities has provided me with a depth of cultural and technical knowledge that I share with Exploring Women. 

Exploring Women evolved from 20 years as Co-founder and President of Mad Dog Expeditions

( www.maddogexpeditions.com ) a pioneer in the field of underwater adventure and exploration. In 2015 after participating in an all women's North Pole Ski Challenge I launched Exploring Women as a column in Misadventures Magazine. The focus has been on sharing firsthand knowledge through presentations, lectures, expeditions and interviews with inspirational women in various fields of exploration,science, conservation, technology and philanthropy.
Our daughters, step daughters, nieces and friends have the potential to achieve their wildest dreams of going into space, climbing the highest peaks, finding a cure for diseases and even being president of a country. These young women seek to fulfill personal challenges and educational pursuits and It is my hope that Exploring Women will contribute to the next generation of women who seek knowledge, adventure, community and have the desire to make a difference in our world.

Christine Dennison