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
Scuba Diving
In the Water

Top Five Things Movies Get Wrong About Scuba Diving

Hollywood has long been fascinated with scuba diving, but rarely nails the portrayal of our sport. Here are the top five things movies get wrong about scuba diving.

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Niue
In the Water News

New Marine Parks Protect Enormous Part of Pacific

The nations of Niue and Chile combine to create vast marine protected areas in the Pacific

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Sea Turtle Conservation
Conservation In the Water Marine Species

Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts Paying Off

In a rare bit of positive conservation news, sea turtle conservation efforts seem to be paying off.

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fish mistake scent of plastic for food
Conservation In the Water

Fish Mistake Scent of Plastic for Food

Researchers have found that fish often mistake the scent of plastic for food, which means ingestion of this deadly material may not always be accidental. 

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New stuff

Removing Invasive Seaweed Around Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Invasive seaweed at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has found an enemy in underwater landscaper and PhD student Lindsay Marks.
by Guest Author
Galapagos Islands

The Greatest Hits of the Galapagos Islands

Diving in the Galapagos Islands is nothing short of spectacular and a 10-day trip on board Galapagos Master can make a once-in-a-lifetime visit a reality.
by Rebecca Strauss
Ron Watkins

Photographer Spotlight: Ron Watkins

In this series of articles, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the world’s best underwater photographers. Today we highlight Ron Watkins.
by Guest Author
Drift Diving

Training Fundamentals: Top Tips for Drift Diving

Drift diving can be effortless or challenging, depending on the dive site. Here are our top tips for staying safe when drift diving.
by Marcus Knight