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
Drew Richardson

PADI CEO Dr. Drew Richardson Talks Marine Conservation

PADI CEO Dr. Drew Richardson recently discussed his determination to turn the world’s divers into an army working for marine conservation.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Brook Peterson

Photographer Spotlight: Brook Peterson

In this ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we highlight Brook Peterson.
by Guest Author
stocking stuffers

Top Nine Scuba Stocking Stuffers

Here are our picks for the top nine scuba stocking stuffers for the good little diver on your Christmas list.
by Beth McCrea
healthy ocean

Healthy Ocean, Healthy Business

Whether we can attain a healthy ocean is a topic much in the global spotlight. What is the true value healthy oceans and why is it so important we strive to protect them?
by Guest Author