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
Pride Month

Celebrate National Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month with #PrideInTheOcean

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside teamed up to celebrate Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month through the #PrideInTheOcean campaign.
by Guest Author
search for the Roanoke

The Search for the Roanoke Continues

The search for the Roanoke continues off the coast of Bermuda, this time with the help of Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau.
by Guest Author
Pre-Dive Stress

Dealing with Pre-Dive Stress

From unfamiliar tasks to diving in a challenging environment, many different factors can cause pre-dive stress. Here’s how to handle it.
by Yvonne Press
Picnic for Divers

The Perfect Picnic for Divers

Surprise your buddies with the perfect picnic for divers with our top picks for a fun, scuba-themed day out of the water
by Beth McCrea