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

Dive Site: Blue Lagoon, Padang Bai, Bali

One of the most popular dive sites in Padang Bai, Blue Lagoon offers incredible fish life and macro-hunting opportunities.
by Hélène Reynaud
Photo by [http://www.piscoweb.org/who/techs/cgotschalk.html Chris Gotschalk]

Marine Species: Basking Shark

The basking shark is the second-largest shark species in the world, and also one of the most unique. What makes it so cool?
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
Komodo closure

Komodo National Park Closed to Tourists – Fake News or True Story?

Recent news reports claim that Komodo National Park will close to tourists. Is this fake news or a true story? And if it’s true, how will it affect divers?
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Green Fins Dive

Protecting the Reef with the Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course

The Reef-World Foundation has applied 10 years’ of experience with the Green Fins initiative to a free online training course: The Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course.
by Guest Author