Stories by Erica

Lesson #3: The Dives That Never Happened

The vis is terrible out there! Not even five feet!” The disappointed diver said as he climbed up the seawall steps towards our party.

New to Scuba Resources Stories

Lesson 2: Wait, wait… where’s my weights?

My first dive at one of the most famous dive locations on Okinawa- Maeda Point- was also my second non-class dive ever and I was the usual excited and nervous!

New to Scuba Resources

How do you get in the ocean when you’re terrified of it?

I’ll never forget my first memory of the ocean, it was around my 25th birthday and I had just moved to Virginia.

New to Scuba

What’s to Gain From a New Scuba Diver

Why read an article written by a “newb”? Or as I’m thinking of coining it- a “newba diver”? Too cheesy? Hm, well, let’s continue then.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Southern California Sea Life

Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
by Frankie Grant

Sharks and Rays on the IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List was established to track threatened species. Unfortunately, 28 sharks and rays appear on the list. Here’s the lowdown on 20 of them.
by Juanita Pienaar

Saving Sebastian — A Story With a Happy Ending

Tired of hearing tear-inducing awful news? Check out Sebastian the crab's story — with a happy ending.
by Beth McCrea