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
Golden Triangle of Jordan
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Land and Sea in the Golden Triangle of Jordan

Some places seem to exist in your imagination long before you actually see them. The Golden Triangle of Jordan — Wadi Rum, Aqaba and Petra — was one of those places for me.

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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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New stuff
Shark Feeding Dives

The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.
by Hélène Reynaud
meandering corals

Introduction to Meandering Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies resembling brains. Learn how to tell them apart with our guide here.
by Nicole Helgason
Mexico scuba diving

The Best Scuba Diving in Mexico

We know it’s a broad category, with such a diverse range of animals and geography, but here are our picks for some of the best scuba diving in Mexico.
by Juanita Pienaar
manta bommie

Diving Manta Bommie in Brisbane

Mantas: the Maldives, Komodo, Bali, Raja Ampat…and Brisbane? That’s right, you can see mantas just offshore from Brisbane at a fantastic site called Manta Bommie.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith