Author

Rebecca Strauss

Rebecca Strauss

Editor

Rebecca has been a diver since 1998, but only in recent years has her passion for the sport — and the ocean — exploded. She's a writer and editor who brings more than 10 years of experience in publishing to Scuba Diver Life. By day she helps shape engaging, relevant content for a worldwide dive audience; by night she dreams of her next dive trip.

Stories by Rebecca
Samoa Creates Shark Sanctuary
Conservation News

Samoa Creates Shark Sanctuary in its Waters

In early March, the small South Pacific Nation designated its waters a shark sanctuary, protecting over 30 species of sharks and rays.

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Seychelles Islands
Conservation

Seychelles Islands Create Two New Marine Parks

In the first deal of its kind, the Seychelles Islands is creating two new marine parks, totaling 81,000 square miles, in exchange for debt forgiveness equaling $21 million dollars.

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Ocean Acidification
Conservation

Ocean Acidification is Dissolving Starfish

Although warming water temperatures get much of the negative press when it comes to our oceans, ocean acidification is wreaking havoc as well.

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WAOW liveaboard
News

Waow Liveaboard in Indonesia Lost to a Fire

Early reports and a video purporting to show the Waow liveaboard burning to the waterline have been confirmed, and the ship has unfortunately been lost.

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New stuff
Scuba Diving in Alor

The Best Scuba Diving in Alor

Alor, Indonesia, is an underwater paradise that remains a bit of a hidden gem. Here are our picks for the best scuba diving in Alor.
by Hélène Reynaud
coral trees

Coral Trees on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under constant threat from pressures of all sorts. But some passionate individuals are doing what they can by helping to grow more-resilient corals.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Secret Scuba Diving Spots

Best Secret Scuba Diving Spots

You’ve done it all — the GBR, Thailand, Indonesia. What’s next? Here are a few of the world's best secret scuba diving spots to get you started.
by Juanita Pienaar
Technical Dives in Chuuk

Top Five Technical Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk is one of the world’s best places for wreck diving, both recreational and tech. Here are our picks for the top five technical dives in Chuuk Lagoon.
by Richard Devanney