We’ve all seen tragic images of suffering marine animals entangled in monofilament line or other marine debris.

disentangle a North Atlantic right whale

Identifying the Lost Liberator

The small Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) field at Gander, Newfoundland, gained notoriety as the airport to which dozens of international flights were diverted after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Diver Luc Michel ties a heavy line onto the landing gear

Liz Taylor: A Diver and a Doer

A 2023 inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Taylor hopes to get people to think about little things they can do every day that collectively can make a big difference.

Liz Taylor outside DOER headquarters

Monterey Bay

Within the geographical confines of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is one of the world’s most ecologically diverse coastal marine environments.

southern sea otter with crab

Freediving French Polynesia

The chronology of my last sojourn to French Polynesia was much longer than the travel time from Seattle, Washington, to the capital Papeʻete on the island of Tahiti.

A bird’s-eye view from Moorea

Making Avatar: The Way of Water

Upon its release in December 2022, Avatar: The Way of Water drew huge attention from the dive community for its remarkable underwater scenes.

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) pilots the skimwing

The Philippines

During the pandemic I asked my partner, David Doubilet, a question: “If you had one full year to dive in one country, what country would it be?” I thought he might need some time to consider, given he has spent five decades documenting the sea for National Geographic. 

A backlit Rhinopias scorpionfish