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Nicole Helgason

Nicole Helgason

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.

Stories by Nicole
Acropora coral
Conservation Marine Species

Identifying Acropora Corals in the Caribbean

Acropora corals, commonly known as staghorn or elkhorn corals, are one of the most abundant — and recognizable — corals worldwide.

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In the Water Marine Species Resources

Caribbean Coral Roundup: Star Coral

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.

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Scuba Diving in Tela
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Scuba Diving in Tela, Honduras

Although it takes a bit of work to access, the scuba diving in Tela, Honduras, is well worth the effort.

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Photograph Corals
In the Water Photo & Video

How to Identify and Photograph Corals

Underwater photography tends to focus on megafauna or macro animal subjects. But learning how to identify and photograph corals can be just as exciting.

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New stuff
Undersuit for Your Drysuit

Choosing an Undersuit for Your Drysuit

Choosing an undersuit for your drysuit requires careful selection to keep you snug and warm. What should you look for?
by Richard Devanney
Dive with Grey Nurse Sharks

Top Five Places to Dive with Grey Nurse Sharks in NSW Australia

Here are our picks for the top five places to dive with grey nurse sharks in New South Wales, Australia
by Guest Author
ocean’s fastest animals

The Ocean’s Fastest Animals

Like the cheetah on land, some marine animals are capable of reaching impressive speeds. What are the ocean’s fastest animals?
by Guest Author Lauren Feather
Paralenz

What Makes Paralenz the Best Underwater Action Camera for Divers?

The Paralenz Dive Camera was one of 2017’s biggest innovations in underwater videography. What makes it so special?
by Press Release