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Nicole Helgason

Nicole Helgason

Nicole (Nikki) Helgason is a PADI Dive Instructor with 10 years of professional dive experience. Nicole has taught scuba diving and managed dive centers around the world. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in coastal geography from the University of Victoria and is passionate about coral reefs.

Stories by Nicole
Branching Corals
Marine Species

Introduction to Branching Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Corals grow in several unique forms, but none are more recognizable than branching species. Here’s our introduction to the branching corals of the Indo-Pacific.

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Hard Corals of the Indo-Pacific
Marine Species

Introduction to Hard Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Our introduction to hard corals of the Indo-Pacific will help you identify these reef-building corals on your next dive.

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Cactus Coral
Marine Species Resources

Caribbean Coral Roundup: Cactus Coral

Bright, multicolored cactus corals grow in every habitat from the shallowest to the deepest parts of the reef. Here’s how to identify them on your next dive.

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Brain Coral
Marine Species

Caribbean Coral Identification: Brain Coral

Chances are the first time you went scuba diving you saw a brain coral. There are four types in the Caribbean: here’s how to identify them on your next dive.

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New stuff
Back-Roll Entry

Training Fundamentals: Perfecting Your Scuba Back-Roll Entry

The scuba back-roll entry should be as easy as falling off a boat, but what’s the best way to prepare and enter the water using a back-roll entry?
by Marcus Knight
Yasawa Islands

Scuba Diving in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Fiji has a reputation as the friendliest country in the world and offers some fantastic diving. The Yasawa Islands are some of the best of the best.
by Guest Author
Lonely Whale

Conservation Spotlight: Lonely Whale

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Emy Kane from Lonely Whale.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ocean Ramsey

Women in Diving: Ocean Ramsey

Our new series focusing on the achievements of women in diving starts with Ocean Ramsey, marine advocate.
by Hélène Reynaud