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Scuba Diver Destinations Editor-at-Large, Walt Stearns, has been involved in the diving industry for more than 30 years. As one of the most prolific photojournalists in diving media Walt’s articles and images have appeared in a wide range of national and international diving, water sports and travel titles.
Diamond squid

6 Tips To Improve Your Blackwater Photography

Photography by Walt Stearns and Mike Bartick Blackwater Photography It’s well past sundown and we're several miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida, preparing to...
Floridas Goliath grouper

Florida’s Goliath grouper under fire

Since 1990 Florida’s beloved Goliath grouper have remained a federally protected species. That may all change as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission is once again considering the possibilities to open the fish for “limited harvest.”
Diver just outside the entrance into Ginnie Springs Ballroom cavern.

A Guide To Florida Springs Diving

Photographs by Walt Stearns A faint but growing glimmer of light in the passage ahead signals the end of our dive. We exit a realm...
Retra Primer

Is The Retra Prime Underwater Flash Really That Good?

An In-depth, hands on review detailing what Retra’s new Prime flash can provide in the way of performance for the serious wide-angle underwater photographer. In...
The Typo sank in a collision in 1899 while carrying coal. This three-masted schooner now sits in deep water with it's forward mast still standing up into 110ft of water. The bow sprit is intact with rigging and the bell is still in place. CCR diver Jim Eckhoff illuminates one of it's wood stock anchors on the bow.

North America’s Great Lakes

These inland seas of North America have claimed thousands of ships over hundreds of years from wooden schooners to steel freighters, and each has a unique story.
Shearwater Research Launches New Peregrine Dive Computer Trio NX32 Air NX50

Shearwater Research Launches New Peregrine Dive Computer

Shearwater Research Inc., manufacturer of the increasingly popular Perdix AI and Teric dive computers has launched a brand-new model called the Peregrine. With a retail...

Update to Palm Beach County, Florida’s Reopening Their Doors to Scuba Divers

Back in early May, Palm Beach County began allowing dive boats to operate once again provided that they fallow the guides set forth by...

Diving Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen on board the Avalon III

For more than 25 years, Avalon Outdoors has provided a full range recreation diving and fishing excursions along Cuba's northern and southern coast. The most...
Jardines de la Reina

Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen

For many of us who grew up in South Florida, Cuba was seen as the forbidden fruit. We could only imagine what might await...
U-352 - North Carolina's World War II Shipwreck

U-352 – North Carolina’s World War II Shipwreck

Today, the U-352 is one of North Carolina’s signature wreck sites. For divers making the journey to Morehead City, it stands near the top of the list. Even with the dive briefing fresh in your mind, seeing the U-352 materialize off the bottom, sitting with a 45-degree list to starboard, is an amazing sight. Located some 35 miles offshore, the U-352 lies within close proximity of the Gulf Stream, which often times rewards divers with visibility upwards of 100 feet.

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