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Guest Author Christina Koukkos

Guest author 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="https://takingthefork.com/".her blog, on Instagram or Twitter.

Stories by Guest Author
Spanish Dancer
Marine Species In the Water

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.

Flying Gurnard
Marine Species In the Water

Marine Species: Flying Gurnard

The flying gurnard is big-eyed, bottom-dwelling fish. What surprising feature makes divers seek them out (and explains their name)?

Mola Mola
Marine Species In the Water

Marine Species: Mola Mola

A special-effects team working on a science-fiction movie would struggle to invent a creature as strange looking as the mola mola.

scuba diving in dominica
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Best Scuba Diving in Dominica

Though it’s something of an undiscovered gem, striking Dominica in the Caribbean won’t remain that way forever. Here’s a sampling of the best scuba diving in Dominica.

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
Spanish Dancer

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
Scuba Diving

Top Five Things Movies Get Wrong About Scuba Diving

Hollywood has long been fascinated with scuba diving, but rarely nails the portrayal of our sport. Here are the top five things movies get wrong about scuba diving.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Trimix Diving

Introduction to Trimix Diving

In the third installment of our series on technical diving, we’re moving away from beginner-level courses and into the world of trimix diving.       
by Guest Author Yvonne Press