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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
southern channel islands kelp forest
In the Water Photo & Video Travel

Diving the Southern Channel Islands Kelp Forests

Excerpt: The southern Channel Islands kelp forests in California are a playground for divers. Here’s what you need to know to dip under the waves.

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great whites in Guadalupe
Dive Locations Travel

Diving with Great Whites in Guadalupe

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Cocos
Dive Locations Travel

Diving Cocos Island with Undersea Hunter

Some places are so legendary that they’ve reached a near mythical status in the dive community. Cocos Island, Costa Rica is just such a place.

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Cocos Island
Dive Locations Travel

Cocos Island Q&A

Before visiting Cocos Island in Costa Rica there are few things you should know to make your trip easier. Here’s our handy Q&A to prepare you for the trip.

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New stuff
Great Barrier Reef

Mission Complete: The Great Barrier Reef Survey

Marine biologist and underwater photographer Johnny Gaskell recently explored the Great Barrier Reef in search of the truth on its current condition.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
southern california sea life

A Beginner’s Guide to Southern California Sea Life

Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
by Frankie Grant
sawfish

Sharks and Rays on the IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List was established to track threatened species. Unfortunately, 28 sharks and rays appear on the list. Here’s the lowdown on 20 of them.
by Juanita Pienaar
Sebastian

Saving Sebastian — A Story With a Happy Ending

Tired of hearing tear-inducing awful news? Check out Sebastian the crab's story — with a happy ending.
by Beth McCrea