Christina Koukkos

Christina Koukkos is a New York-based freelance writer and editor. She covers scuba diving, responsible tourism, off-beat destinations, cultural travel and other topics. She’s a certified PADI dive instructor and MSDT as well as an amateur underwater (and topside) photographer. Learn more about her on her website, <a href="".her blog, on Instagram or Twitter.

Stories by Christina
Marine Species

Marine Species: Garibaldi

The unmistakably bright orange garibaldi brightens up the kelp forests in its native home of Southern California.

Ribbon Eel
Marine Species

Marine Species: The Ribbon Eel

The ribbon eel looks just as its name implies. These long, thin, elegant creatures are common in the waters around Wakatobi Dive Resort.

Scuba Diving in San Diego
Dive Locations In the Water

Best Scuba Diving in San Diego

The image of Southern California evokes sun, surf and movie stars. Add another attraction to the list: the scuba diving in San Diego is world-class.

2017 Hurricane Season
Conservation News

Caribbean Diving and Travel Conditions After the 2017 Hurricane Season

The 2017 hurricane season dealt the Caribbean a severe blow. What are the diving and travel conditions like in the region, and how can you help it recover?

New stuff

Removing Invasive Seaweed Around Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Invasive seaweed at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has found an enemy in underwater landscaper and PhD student Lindsay Marks.
by Guest Author
Galapagos Islands

The Greatest Hits of the Galapagos Islands

Diving in the Galapagos Islands is nothing short of spectacular and a 10-day trip on board Galapagos Master can make a once-in-a-lifetime visit a reality.
by Rebecca Strauss
Ron Watkins

Photographer Spotlight: Ron Watkins

In this series of articles, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the world’s best underwater photographers. Today we highlight Ron Watkins.
by Guest Author
Drift Diving

Training Fundamentals: Top Tips for Drift Diving

Drift diving can be effortless or challenging, depending on the dive site. Here are our top tips for staying safe when drift diving.
by Marcus Knight