Author

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
cartoons
Conservation In the Water

Can Cartoons Change Peoples’ Misconceptions About Sharks?

Meet the shark activist who draws “Oh, Dakuwaqa!,” a series of cartoons that’s delighting scuba divers and scientists while helping change people’s misconceptions about sharks.

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Dive Trip
Resources In the Water

The Ultimate Dive Trip Prep and Packing List

Forget all the other lists you’ve seen. This ultimate dive trip prep and packing list is the only checklist you’ll ever need to plan the perfect dive trip.

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Lies Scuba Divers Tell
Training In the Water

Ten Lies Scuba Divers Tell Themselves

There’s usually no harm in a little white lie, but these 10 lies scuba divers tell themselves can inflict some serious damage.

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Smack of Jellyfish
Marine Species In the Water

What’s a Smack of Jellyfish?

Revel in this trove of nine enchantingly fanciful and marine-based collective nouns, including the charmingly named smack of jellyfish.

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New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
TUSA

TUSA Joins the Dive Computer “Elite Fleet” through Deepblu Connect

International scuba company TUSA has become the latest company to integrate Deepblu Connect to its flagship dive computer.
by Press Release
Niue

New Marine Parks Protect Enormous Part of Pacific

The nations of Niue and Chile combine to create vast marine protected areas in the Pacific
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Great Barrier Reef

Turtle Heaven on the Great Barrier Reef

A tiny dollop of sand measuring just 79 acres off the northeastern tip of Australia is home to one of the largest green turtle nesting sites in the world. Plan a visit with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.
by Guest Author