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Rebecca Strauss

Rebecca Strauss

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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
Solomon Islands
History In the Water

WWII History is Alive in the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is a famed dive destination, partially for the World War II wrecks resting within its waters. But with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal fast approaching, there’s plenty of history to see topside as well.

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Scuba Diving in Terceira
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Scuba Diving in Terceira

Tiny Terceira, in the middle of the lush Azores Islands chain, offers divers plenty to see underwater and topside charms as well.

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Kelly Slater
News Conservation In the Water

Did Kelly Slater Really Just Call for a Shark Cull?

After the death of a bodyboarder due to a shark attack in Reunion Island, pro surfer Kelly Slater thinks a shark cull is in order.

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Rob Stewart
News In the Water

Sharkwater Director Goes Missing on a Dive

Sharkwater director Rob Stewart has been missing since surfacing from a dive in the Florida Keys on the evening of January 31.

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New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
PADI specialties

Most Challenging PADI Specialties

Leaving your comfort zone (in gradual and controlled circumstances) can make you a better diver. What are the most challenging PADI specialties to help you grow?
by Andy Phillips
Ear Barotrauma

Training Fundamentals: Ear Barotrauma

The most common scuba diving-related injury is ear barotrauma. Why does it happen, and how can you avoid it?
by Marcus Knight
Spanish Dancer

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos