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Christine Brinkley

Christine Brinkley

Christine Brinkley owns BEST HR Resources, an HR consulting business in Katy, Texas, where she lives with her family most of the year. She spends as much time as possible at their home on Utila in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Christine is a mom, grandmother, avid scuba diver and supporter of animal-welfare programs, with a special interest in marine conservation. In 2016, Christine began authoring a series of articles related to children and scuba diving for Scuba Diver Life.

Stories by Christine
Dive Boat Etiquette for Kids
Travel

Dive Boat Etiquette for Kids

After encountering kids on dive boats and underwater who had no boundaries, patience, or manners, it’s clear that good dive etiquette is as important as saying please and thank you. 

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good dive buddy
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Be a Good Dive Buddy to Your Child (Without Hovering Too Close)

Parents of diving children will likely approach dives very differently when their buddy is their child versus anyone else. What’s the best way to be a good dive buddy while also giving your kids the room they need to build their dive skills?   

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planning a family dive vacation
Travel

Planning a Family Dive Vacation

When planning a family dive vacation, it’s important to consider everyone’s limitations and desires and to keep the emphasis on “vacation” rather than “dive.” 

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Child Ready to Scuba Dive
Training

Is Your Child Ready to Scuba Dive?

Kids can enroll in a Junior Open Water Diver course at age 10, but that doesn’t make your child ready to scuba dive.

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New stuff

Swimwear Recycled from the Sea

Fourth Element introduces OceanPositive 2017 swimwear collection, made from recycled ghost fishing nets.
by Press Release

The Wakatobi Resort Conservation Model

Wakatobi Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia, is dedicated to preserving the marine environment with the buy-in and participation of locals.
by Guest Author
Danish submarine

Journalist Missing When Danish Submarine Sinks

A journalist is missing as one of the world’s few privately-owned submarines sinks in Denmark
by Thomas Gronfeldt
rob stewart

Autopsy Reveals Cause of Rob Stewart’s Death

The Canadian filmmaker and conservationist responsible for “Sharkwater,” Rob Stewart died while filming in the Florida Keys last January.
by Thomas Gronfeldt