Author

Beth McCrea

Writer

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 photographer, world traveler, and voracious reader, which she’s fused into an online book club called A World Adventure by Book 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 online and on land where she also serves as the social chair for her dive club, the NYC Sea Gypsies. 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.

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Stories by Beth
stocking stuffers
In the Water Scuba gifts

Top Nine Scuba Stocking Stuffers

Here are our picks for the top nine scuba stocking stuffers for the good little diver on your Christmas list.

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In the Water

Cool Scuba Gifts to Put Under Your Christmas Tree

Santa Claus is coming to town, and nice divers everywhere should put a few of these eight scuba gifts on their Christmas list.

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plastic straws
Conservation

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Straws

The movement to ban plastic straws or limit their use has gained much traction in recent months. Here’s our ultimate guide to finding eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws.

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Beach
Travel

The Perfect Divers’ Day at the Beach

Summer’s not over yet — head out to the shore with the perfect gear for a day in the water and on the sand with our nine top picks for the perfect divers’ day at the beach.

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New stuff
wreck diving in Europe

Best Wreck Diving in Europe

In the last of our six-part series on the world’s most dive-able wrecks, we’re highlighting the best wreck diving in Europe.
by Juanita Pienaar
ornate ghost pipefish

Marine Species: Ghost Pipefish

Within the pipefish family, ghost pipefish are something special, and always a treat to see on a dive. Here we’ll look at four well-known species.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ashkhabad

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: the Ashkhabad

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we’ll visit the Ashkhabad.
by Rebecca Strauss
Reef Rescue Network

The Reef Rescue Network

The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the oceans. To that end, they’ve created the Reef Rescue Network.
by Hayley-Jo Carr