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Ariella Simke

Ariella has been a writer and editor with Scuba Diving Magazine since 2021. She fell in love with the underwater world early in life and worked as a scuba instructor on both coasts of the U.S. while completing college and her graduate work in Marine Biology. When she isn’t on travel assignments or editing stories, she enjoys outdoor adventure sports, tending to the jungle of plants in her home and taking copious photos of her cats, Squid and Ham.

I Dived Croatia's Quirkiest Dive Sites. Here's How You Can Too

A drive-and-dive trip takes a diver through a near-bottomless spring, an underwater winter, the caverns of Kornati National Park and other otherworldly sites.

What It’s Like to Dive in an Underwater Winery

Diving Croatia’s Edivo Vina winery lets you fin through a purpose-sunk “Game of Thrones” ship and head home with a bottle of wine aged in the sea.

Where to Go Scuba Diving in Croatia

Splendid wrecks, saltwater lakes, natural cathedrals and more await divers along Croatia’s northern, central and southern coasts.

How to Plan a Croatia Dive Trip

Here’s what time of year Croatian dive centers are operating, how to get around the country, what gear you need and more.

Divers Clean Up Almost 1.7 Tons of Marine Debris in California

Data on the trash were reported to PADI AWARE's Dive Against Debris database, the largest underwater marine debris database in the world.

Seven Spots for a U.S. Camp-and-Dive Trip

Pack a tent with your tank for an affordable and fun dive trip, whether you’re headed to Michigan or Maui.

How to Take Care of Dive Gear on a Camping Trip

From bungee cords to concentrated soap, this is what you need to take care of your dive equipment while camping.

Forget Deep Dives. I Love Shallow Water Diving — And You Will Too.

Diving in shallow waters is great for underwater photography, new animal encounters and long dives.

Diving Monterey Bay’s Squid Mating and Death Frenzy

Divers witness a life and death melee in the waters of Monterey during the annual squid mating aggregation.