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
quirky underwater facts
History In the Water

Ten Quirky Underwater Facts

The next time you’re killing an hour during your surface interval, break out these 10 quirky underwater facts to astonish your fellow divers

Newbie Diver
New to Scuba In the Water

Top Newbie Diver Mistakes

As a newbie diver, I quickly became addicted to diving. While I had lots of fun, there are a few things I wish I could tell myself — or any newbie diver — to make a new dive life a lot easier.

classic dive reads
Stories In the Water

Our Favorite Classic Dive Reads

A genuine dive classic stands the test of time. Any one of the books on this list of classic dive reads will instantly deliver you to days of diving past.

marine drinks
Resources In the Water

Marine Drinks (and Accessories) to Quench Your Thirst

Feeling parched? Quench your thirst with these unique marine drinks and accessories that will remind you of your last day spent on — or under the water on a scuba dive.

New stuff

Coral Biology: Part I

It’s easy to think of corals as the background on your dives, but if you learn about coral biology, you’ll be amazed at the diversity in front of your eyes.
by Guest Author

Macro Diving in Sydney Harbor

Although it’s most famous for the iconic Opera House, the macro diving in Sydney Harbor holds at least as much appeal underwater. 
by Guest Author

Cave Diving in Kilsby’s Sinkhole

Until 2016, cave diving in Kilsby’s Sinkhole in South Australia was strictly off limits to all but a few. The rules have since changed, but controversy still surrounds this remote dive site.
by Guest Author

Scuba Diving in Milne Bay

Scuba diving in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea takes some advanced planning, but the rewards are well worth it.
by Guest Author