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Walt Stearns

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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.
An In-depth Review of Retra’s Prime Underwater Flash.

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...
Destinations Gear Review for Dive Rite XT Fins

Dive Rite XT Fins: A No-Nonsense Work Fin

Given Dive Rite’s origins as a manufacturer of cave diving equipment, their outlook on what they will produce and why has always been rather...

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

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...
Avalon III

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...
Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen

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 German U-boat of the North Carolina Coast

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.
Sand tiger sharks on the wreck of the Caribsea North Carolina

Sand Tiger Sharks, Wreck of the Caribsea, North Carolina

If you have never met a sand tiger shark you really don’t know what you’re missing. Despite their nightmarish appearance, sand tigers (Carcharias Taurus)-not to...

Where in the World Can We Dive Today?

It’s no news flash that the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has more than disrupted travel and scuba diving operations around the world....

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