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Shelley Collett

Shelley Collett

Writer

After diving recreationally since the 90s as part of her adventure sports regimen, Shelley finally got her PADI instructor certification in 2009 in Mexico. Wreck and deep diving are her favorite specialties and she looks forward furthering her training in Tec diving, learning more about underwater photography, and doing more diving abroad. She eventually hopes to buy a sailboat and sail herself to all of her bucket-list diving destinations.

Stories by Shelley
Paralenz
In the Water Photo & Video Photo Gear & Techniques Reviews

Gear Review: Paralenz Dive Camera

There’s a new player in the underwater dive camera market: the Paralenz Dive Camera. How does it hold up under the waves?

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Raja Ampat
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Wonder and Awe: Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

On the final leg of a whirlwind tour of Indonesia, the scuba diving in Raja Ampat lives up to its legendary reputation.

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Komodo
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Mantas and Dragons: Spectacular Wildlife in Komodo

The scuba diving in Komodo, Indonesia, is legendary — and for good reason. But the spectacular wildlife in Komodo means not only mantas underwater, but dragons on land.

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Alor
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Color and Current: Scuba Diving in Alor

Two words sum up the scuba diving in Alor, Indonesia: color and current. Fantastically vibrant dive sites awash in (sometimes) strong currents make for an exciting destination.

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New stuff
Common Dolphin Species

Five Common Dolphin Species

Dolphins are among everyone’s favorite marine animals, living in all the world’s oceans. Here are five of the most common dolphin species
by Hélène Reynaud
Technical Diving

The ABCDs of Technical Diving

The foundational ABCDs of technical diving — Awareness, Buoyancy control, Communications and Discipline — are vitally important on every dive.
by Yvonne Press
Sea Star

Marine Species: Sea Star

It’s always exciting to find one while beach combing, but the question often arises: what’s the difference between a starfish and a sea star?
by Guest Author
Solo Diving

Do Solo Diving and Technical Diving Mix?

Mention solo diving to any group of divers and you’ll get a strong reaction. But what about solo diving and technical diving — do they ever mix? And if so, how do you stay safe?
by Yvonne Press