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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.

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Top Spots for Ice Diving

Five Top Spots for Ice Diving

With winter upon us, you may be considering a tropical dive vacation. But instead, don’t fight the cold and try one of our five top spots for ice diving.
by Yvonne Press
Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Changes the Seascape in the Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma has changed the underwater landscape of the Florida Keys. But the reef ecosystem is beginning to recover — with a little help.
by Guest Author
Cocos Island

Diver Killed by Tiger Shark at Cocos Island

A tiger shark bit and killed a diver at Cocos Island on November 30, as well as injuring the instructor leading the dive.
by Rebecca Strauss
Day at Wakatobi

A Perfect Day at Wakatobi

A perfect day at Wakatobi starts and ends in your luxurious ocean bungalow, and in between, you’ll enjoy the best of the reef underwater and the best of the resort topside.
by Guest Author