Author

Thomas Gronfeldt

Writer

Thomas started diving during college and has since been diving over most of the world: Australia, Indonesia, Iceland, France, and many other places. He is a NAUI instructor and a commercial diver, and participates in environmental and archeological diving projects around the world.

Stories by Thomas
Dive Guide
New to Scuba Training

The Proper Role of a Dive Guide

The proper role of dive guides is not to keep you safe, but rather to assess the safety and suitability of the dive site and act as a tour guide.

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Scuba Diving
Freediving New to Scuba Training

Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Skin Diving, Freediving: What’s the Difference?

You have plenty of friends who don’t dive. Here’s how to explain to them the difference between scuba diving, snorkeling, skin diving and freediving.

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Scuba Diving and Old Age
Health In the Water

Scuba Diving and Old Age

Diving is perfectly safe for most of us as we get older, but there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to scuba diving and old age.

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Humpback Whale Congregation
In the Water News

Humpback Whale Congregation Mystery May Be Solved

Scientists may have solved a decades-long mystery of mass humpback congregations taking place off the coast of South Africa

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New stuff
first scuba diving BCD

Buying Your First Scuba Diving BCD

You’ve taken the plunge (pun intended) and learned to dive, now it’s time to get your own equipment. Here are some considerations when it comes to buying your first scuba diving BCD.
by Torben Lonne
Diving British Columbia

A Survival Guide to Diving British Columbia

The water is cold but usually clear and filled with life when diving British Columbia. Here are some tips to make the experience even more enjoyable.
by Robert Osborne
scuba diving mask

Buying Your First Scuba Diving Mask

There are lots of options when it comes to selecting your first scuba diving mask. Here’s a guide to help you with the process.
by Torben Lonne
Whites seahorse

Conservation in Lockdown: Sydney’s Seahorse Guardian

While Sydney was under COVID-19 lockdown, a group of aquarium-bred White’s seahorses was released into Sydney’s harbor.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith