Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Tara Kaestner-Barth

Tara is a Nurse turned Scientific Diver who grew up in the rainy forests of Washington State near the Salish Sea. Craving warmer climates she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawai’i where she quickly fell in love with snorkeling and then scuba diving. During her years as a nurse Tara traveled the world, following her passion for the ocean and experiencing new cultures. She then decided to go back to school to the University of Alaska Southeast to pursue her dream of becoming a Scientific Diver. 

In addition to being an AAUS Scientific Diver, Tara is a Certified Marine Mammal Naturalist and a Photographer both on land and underwater. Tara now follows her love for the sea, wildlife, travel and photography while working as a diver and naturalist guide with Lindblad Expeditions. She dreams of becoming a polar diver and wildlife photographer/filmmaker. 

My upcoming expeditions

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

  • Jul 9 2022
  • Jul 16 2022
  • Jul 23 2022
  • Jul 30 2022