Author

Shelley Collett

Shelley Collett

Writer

After diving recreationally since the 90s as part of her adventure sports regimen, Shelley finally got her PADI instructor certification in 2009 in Mexico. Wreck and deep diving are her favorite specialties and she looks forward furthering her training in Tec diving, learning more about underwater photography, and doing more diving abroad. She eventually hopes to buy a sailboat and sail herself to all of her bucket-list diving destinations.

Stories by Shelley
Marine Species Photo & Video Travel In the Water

Amazing Humpback Encounter

The gentle-giant cliche is both apt and clearly evident in this amazing video.

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Photo & Video In the Water

Octopus and Moray Eel fight

An octopus going for the equivalent of a bucking bull-ride? Not exactly.

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Ocean Maps
Reviews

App Review: Ocean Maps – Florida

If you like to know what to expect at a dive site before you descend, the Ocean Maps app might be right for you.

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New Dive Products
Resources

Coolest New Dive Products at DEMA 2016

Each year, the dive industry holds an industry trade show to unveil everything new under the sea. At this year’s DEMA show, Scuba Diver Life found lots to write home about.

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New stuff
Ray Mutilation

Locals Take a Stand over Ray Mutilation and Slaughter

Local divers and ocean lovers in Melbourne, Australia have started a campaign in Port Phillip Bay to put a stop to illegal ray mutilation and slaughter.
by Guest Author
Best Diving in New Caledonia

Best Diving in New Caledonia

Tiny New Caledonia, in the South Pacific between Brisbane, Australia and Fiji, is a diver’s paradise. Here’s a peek at the best diving in New Caledonia.
by Kathryn Curzon
frogfish

Marine Species: Frogfish

A diver and photographer favorite, frogfish have a reputation of being hard to find. What’s the best way to spot one of these distinctive fish on a dive?
by Hélène Reynaud
Dive Safety Equipment

Top Five Pieces of Dive Safety Equipment

These top five pieces of dive safety equipment can help make your dives more comfortable, stress-free and, potentially, save the day.
by Marcus Knight