Author

Thomas Gronfeldt

Writer

Thomas started diving during college and has since been diving over most of the world: Australia, Indonesia, Iceland, France, and many other places. He is a NAUI instructor and a commercial diver, and participates in environmental and archeological diving projects around the world.

Stories by Thomas
dive computer
Training Reviews In the Water

Which Dive Computer is Right for You?

There are more and more choices every day, but how do you know which dive computer is right for you?

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Dolphin Bay Phuket
Conservation Travel In the Water

Local Activists Decry Thailand’s Dolphin Bay Phuket

The captive-dolphin aquarium Dolphin Bay Phuket is drawing the ire of local activists and marine-wildlife advocates

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Reduce Weight When You Dive
Training In the Water

How to Reduce Weight When You Dive

Divers Alert Network (DAN) estimates that most divers wear too much weight. This is partially because most of us only dive once or twice a year on vacation. What’s the best way to shed that extra lead no matter how often you dive?

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Snorkeling Require Training
Training

Should Snorkeling Require Training?

Some scuba diving instructors think it’s not a bad idea to require some form of training to don a mask, fins and snorkel.

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New stuff
Truli Wetsuits

Truli Wetsuits for Women Reveals its Most Colorful Wetsuit Yet

Truli Wetsuits for Women announces a new color, new collection, additional size and a sale to celebrate.
by Press Release
Kelly Slater

Did Kelly Slater Really Just Call for a Shark Cull?

After the death of a bodyboarder due to a shark attack in Reunion Island, pro surfer Kelly Slater thinks a shark cull is in order.
by Rebecca Strauss
Light & Motion Sola

Troubleshooting Tips for Light & Motion Sola Lights

The Light & Motion Sola line is one of the best and simplest underwater imaging lights ever created. It’s also one of Backscatter’s best sellers.
by Press Release
shark finning

First Criminal Charges for Shark Finning in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican court has, for the first time, served criminal charges for shark finning and sentenced a Taiwanese business owner to prison.
by Kathryn Curzon