Diving Qualifications

  • HSE professional SCUBA
  • BSAC Dive leader
  • PADI EANX
  • IANTD Advanced Nitrox
  • IANTD Normoxic Trimix
  • PADI Ice Diver
  • Advanced Hollis rebreather diver

Biography

Miranda was born in Buckinghamshire and as long as she can remember, she has always loved to be outdoors.  Much of her early childhood was spent at the top of an old copper beech tree in her parents’ garden or walking barefoot in the local woods. Her passion for wildlife started early on by observing animals in the wild and keeping a veritable menagerie at home in the laundry room!

She was educated at school in Reading and went onto study Zoology at Bristol University. From here, she caught the wildlife filmmaking bug and even before graduating, secured work at the BBC Natural History Unit.

Moving from Runner to Researcher, she worked at other production companies in Bristol before a lucky break into presenting in 1998 for Fox Television. This first opportunity enabled her to travel and present conservation stories from around the globe. From this, she moved onto presenting projects as diverse as metals detecting, local history and marine conservation.

She hopes to convey her passion for wildlife conservation and the environment through her work as a presenter.

Miranda is currently President of the RSPB.

Miranda is a keen diver and is passionate about diving in the UK.

Described by DIVE Magazine as…

The highest-profile Wreck diver in Britain.  Miranda represents a new breed of wreck divers – one to whom the idea of removing a porthole would never occur…currently filming for … Coast, which should consolidate her position as the most visible British diver

Recent TV shows include:

  • 10 Years presenting BBC Coast
  • BBC Inside Out
  • BBC The One Show
  • Costing the Earth

Biologist and trained diver, Miranda is a resident wildlife expert on BBC One’s The One Show, having presented natural history stories, ranging from robotic ants to rare dolphins, from all around the country for the last six years. She is also a regular on BBC One’s Inside Out and one of the original members of the Coast team exploring Great Britain’s shoreline from top to toe, revealing fascinating tales of marine life.

Other recent credits include BBC Two’s Big British Wildlife Revival and guest appearances on Ready Steady Cook and Celebrity Masterchef. As a lover of classical music and accomplished musician herself, Miranda was chosen to co-present the BBC Proms in 2010.

Miranda is also busy on radio with contributions to BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth, Living World and Tweet of the Day. She regularly writes articles on tourism and leisure for national newspapers and magazines and is the author of two books, Miranda Krestovnikoff’s Best British Beaches and Scuba Diving.

Her enthusiastic style and extensive knowledge of wildlife, diving, conservation and environmental issues make Miranda a popular choice as host and guest speaker for many organisations including the National Geographical Society, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the UK and Scottish Dive shows. She enjoys motivating young people to share her love for nature and the environment, visiting schools, universities and clubs. Recently, she hosted the London launch of Love your National Parks.

Miranda is currently President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Patron of Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Patron of Alderney Wildlife Trust, Founding Friend of the Canal & River Trust and heavily involved with other charities including The National Trust, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, The Marine Conservation Society and Sustrans.

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