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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
Andy Phillips
News

Acclaimed Instructor Trainer Andy Phillips Dies in St. Lawrence River Dive

Acclaimed PADI Instructor Trainer Andy Phillips is missing and presumed dead after a diving accident on June 11 in the St. Lawrence River in Canada

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single use plastic
Conservation News

Canada Bans Cetaceans in Captivity — and Single-Use Plastic

Good news coming out of Canada: the country has passed legislation to ban breeding or keeping cetaceans in captivity — and all single-use plastics by 2021

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Aqaba
Dive Locations Travel

Diving in Aqaba with Red Sea Dive Center

There are 16 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan, and the Red Sea Dive Center just south of the city offers access to all the best dive sites.

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Yongala
Travel Wrecks

Diving Australia’s Most Famous Shipwreck: the SS Yongala

About 30 minutes off the coast of Townsville North Queensland lies the legendary wreck of the SS Yongala, a steamship that went down in 1911 with all passengers lost.

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New stuff
Dive into the Pink

Dive Into the Pink Announces Winners of Third Annual Photo Competition

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Think Pink underwater imaging competition.
by Rebecca Strauss
dangerous dive sites

Training Fundamentals: Dangerous Dive Sites

Scuba accidents are thankfully relatively rare. However, some places have reputations as dangerous dive sites. Why? Should we be diving them?
by Marcus Knight

Marine Species: Know Your Sea Turtles

An all-time divers’ favorite, there are seven different species of sea turtles. Here’s what you need to know about each species.
by Hélène Reynaud
diver lifts

Training Fundamentals: Diver Lifts

There are many ways to board a dive boat at the end of your dive. In some areas of the world, ‘diver lifts’ are commonplace. What are they?
by Marcus Knight