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

Stories by Christina
Spanish Dancer
In the Water Marine Species

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.

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Flying Gurnard
In the Water Marine Species

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)?

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Mola Mola
In the Water Marine Species

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.

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scuba diving in dominica
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

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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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