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Beth McCrea

Beth McCrea delights in her role as a Manhattan-based VP of Product Management, shaping technology. She also adores writing. In her off hours, she’s a world traveler, photographer and voracious reader, which she’s fused into an online book club to read a book from every country.

She was certified in 2010 as an Advanced Open Water scuba diver, and is active in the dive community on land and online. While she occasionally dives in cold Northeastern waters, she’s an avid warm-water diver, relishing lengthy trips to exotic locales throughout the year. Fancying work and life an adventure, she seeks out cutting-edge technology and off-the-beaten-path locations in her quest to understand and explore the world...and dive all the underwater kingdoms. Visit her website to see more.

Stories by Beth
When You Can’t Dive
New to Scuba

What to Do When You Can’t Dive

Whether due to injury, money, time, illness, or off-season, there’ll likely be some months you’re landlocked. Here are 10 tips on what to do when you can’t dive.

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Dive Valentine
In the Water

Romantic Gifts for Your Dive Valentine

Forget the traditional Valentine’s Day presents and make February 14th a day your love won’t forget with one of these romantic gifts for your dive valentine.

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Mantas in Florida
Conservation Marine Species Stories

Mantas in Florida

An open-water dive instructor driving along the beach noticed large, dark shapes swimming close to shore and was shocked to discover mantas in Florida.

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Jellyfish Lake
Dive Locations

What’s the Real Deal with Jellyfish Lake?

In 2015 and 2016, Palau suffered from both an El Niño and a severe drought. The combination wreaked havoc on the famous population of golden jellyfish at Jellyfish Lake.

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New stuff
Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification is Dissolving Starfish

Although warming water temperatures get much of the negative press when it comes to our oceans, ocean acidification is wreaking havoc as well.
by Rebecca Strauss
When You Can’t Dive

What to Do When You Can’t Dive

Whether due to injury, money, time, illness, or off-season, there’ll likely be some months you’re landlocked. Here are 10 tips on what to do when you can’t dive.
by Beth McCrea
Juveniles on the Reef

Juveniles on the Reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort

Fish often change color — and even shape — as they mature. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of unique juveniles on the reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort, from emperor angelfish to the unmistakable juvenile harlequin sweetlips.
by Guest Author
Top Dive Sites in Koh Tao

Five Top Dive Sites in Koh Tao

Koh Tao is famous for raucous parties and white, sandy beaches. But the diving is pretty great too. Here are five of the top dive sites in Koh Tao.
by Guest Author