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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
Plating Corals
Conservation Marine Species

Introduction to Plating Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Plating corals are some of the most common on Indo-Pacific reefs. Here’s your guide to identifying them on your next dive.

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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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New stuff
Brook Peterson

Photographer Spotlight: Brook Peterson

In this ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we highlight Brook Peterson.
by Guest Author
stocking stuffers

Top Nine Scuba Stocking Stuffers

Here are our picks for the top nine scuba stocking stuffers for the good little diver on your Christmas list.
by Beth McCrea
healthy ocean

Healthy Ocean, Healthy Business

Whether we can attain a healthy ocean is a topic much in the global spotlight. What is the true value healthy oceans and why is it so important we strive to protect them?
by Guest Author
Tawali dive resort

Scuba Diving in Papua New Guinea: Tawali Dive Resort

Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea holds some of the country’s best muck diving, and Tawali Dive Resort has access to it all.
by Rebecca Strauss