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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

Removing Invasive Seaweed Around Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Invasive seaweed at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has found an enemy in underwater landscaper and PhD student Lindsay Marks.
by Guest Author
Galapagos Islands

The Greatest Hits of the Galapagos Islands

Diving in the Galapagos Islands is nothing short of spectacular and a 10-day trip on board Galapagos Master can make a once-in-a-lifetime visit a reality.
by Rebecca Strauss
Ron Watkins

Photographer Spotlight: Ron Watkins

In this series of articles, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the world’s best underwater photographers. Today we highlight Ron Watkins.
by Guest Author
Drift Diving

Training Fundamentals: Top Tips for Drift Diving

Drift diving can be effortless or challenging, depending on the dive site. Here are our top tips for staying safe when drift diving.
by Marcus Knight