Nicole Helgason is a PADI Dive Instructor with nine years of professional dive experience. She has taught scuba diving in Canada, Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and has managed dive centers in Mozambique and Baja, Mexico. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in coastal geography from the University of Victoria and is passionate about coral restoration and coral reefs. She has a website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Acropora corals, commonly known as staghorn or elkhorn corals, are one of the most abundant — and recognizable — corals worldwide.
Star coral may not be the flashiest species, but this vital reef-building coral dominates Caribbean reefs. Here’s how to identify star coral when you see it on your next dive.
Although it takes a bit of work to access, the scuba diving in Tela, Honduras, is well worth the effort.