Mehgan Heaney-Grier is one of the stars of the new Discovery Channel show Treasure Quest:Snake Island, and this beauty is going to leave you breathless in more ways than one. She is a hall of fame deep sea diver, adventurer and former model. Mehgan is bold and daring and she has dove 165 feet in a single breath and now she is about to go on a quest to find treasure in one of the worlds most dangerous places. Join us as Mehgan talks about pushing the boundaries in her life and living with passion.
Mehgan Heaney-Grier is the ultimate water-woman and adventurer extraordinaire. A unique combination of brains, beauty and strength, Mehgan specializes in pushing boundaries and finding the edge of what’s humanly possible. A passion that helped her establish the first US freedive record for both men and women in 1996, with a dive to an astonishing 165 feet on a single breath of air. Mehgan is one of the original inductees into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame, and holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology.
Mehgan has spent her lifetime perfecting the art of working well under pressure. Whether it’s freediving, swimming with sharks, or documenting alligators in their natural environment, Mehgan is no stranger to high-pressure situations— and is perfectly comfortable holding her own on any expedition, even if she is the only woman working among a crew of alpha males, which has often been the case in chosen fields.
Though Mehgan has had a long and successful modeling career, her focus has always been on environmental and marine conservation causes, particularly those steeped in historical significance. For Mehgan, the true value of the Treasure of the Trinity lies in its historical and archeological significance, not its monetary worth.
As for the proceeds from finding lost treasure, Mehgan wants the cultural heritage and historical significance to be properly documented, preserved, and shared with the public. But if there were a payday from uncovering the lost treasure, she would put it to good use on a variety of water-based philanthropic adventures. At the top of her list is promoting marine protected areas, sustainable fishing practices, and shark research – educating the public on the critical role and responsibility we all share in the health and future of the world’s oceans.