Beth McCrea

I delight in my role as a Manhattan-based VP of Product Management, shaping technology. I also adore writing.

In my off hours, I'm a world traveler, amateur photographer and voracious reader which I've fused into an online book club to read a book from every country:

I was certified in 2010 as an Advanced Open Water scuba diver, and am active in the dive community on land and online. While I occasionally dive in cold Northeast waters, I'm an avid warm-water diver relishing lengthy trips to exotic locales throughout the year.

Fancying work & life an adventure, I seek out cutting-edge technology and off-the-beaten-path locations in my quest to understand and explore the world...and dive all the underwater kingdoms.

Stories by Beth
Lies Scuba Divers Tell
Training In the Water

Ten Lies Scuba Divers Tell Themselves

There’s usually no harm in a little white lie, but these 10 lies scuba divers tell themselves can inflict some serious damage.

Smack of Jellyfish
Marine Species In the Water

What’s a Smack of Jellyfish?

Revel in this trove of nine enchantingly fanciful and marine-based collective nouns, including the charmingly named smack of jellyfish.

Best Dive Shop
Travel Shops & Resorts In the Water

How to Choose the Best Dive Shop for Your Vacation

Checking a dive shop’s site and a travel app isn’t usually enough to verify a safe shop that will mesh well with you and your diving style. Use these questions to choose the best dive shop for your vacation.

help the ocean
Conservation In the Water

Eight Ways You Can Help the Ocean

Our oceans are in more trouble than ever before. In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, we’ve compiled a list of eight ways you can help.

New stuff

Why Wakatobi: A Dozen Reasons You Should Visit Today

After seeing underwater images snapped at Wakatobi Dive Resort, you won’t need more than one reason to visit. But just in case, here are 11 more reasons Wakatobi should be on your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Caribbean Coral

Basic Caribbean Coral Identification Part 1: Hard Corals

Once you stop looking at the reef as mere backdrop, each dive becomes more exciting. Knowing some basic Caribbean coral identification will enrich every dive.
by Guest Author

Marine Species: Rhinopias

Just utterance of the word “Rhinopias” can set a diver’s heart aflutter. Where can you find these wacky looking creatures, and what makes them so special?
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
sister sanctuaries

Sister Sanctuaries Work to Protect Endangered Whales

A new agreement between sister sanctuaries in Massachusetts and the Dutch Lesser Antilles strives to protect endangered humpback whales.
by Guest Author