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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
splendid toadfish
In the Water Marine Species

Marine Species: Splendid Toadfish

There are many reasons to dive Cozumel, but a chance to spot the endemic splendid toadfish is one of the most compelling.

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rhinopias
In the Water Marine Species

Marine Species: Rhinopias

Just utterance of the word “Rhinopias” can set a diver’s heart aflutter. Where can you find these wacky looking creatures, and what makes them so special?

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seamoth
In the Water Marine Species

Marine Species: the Seamoth

Its Latin name, Pegasidae, is derived from a combination of Pegasus and Medusa, but in reality, the humble seamoth is far less intimidating.

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Best Dive Sites in Sipadan
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Best Dive Sites in Sipadan and Mabul

With great visibility, warm water and calm conditions, legendary Sipadan and nearby Mabul offer some of the world’s best dive sites.

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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