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Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas is an author and journalist known for his thriller novels with scuba diving, environment and ocean themes. He has been a dive instructor and a diver medic and worked for PADI, DAN and has written training articles for Scuba Diving since 2008.
He is also documentarian writing stories about Moskito Indians who scuba dive for lobster and photographing Russia after the Soviet Union broke up.

Poached: Fighting for Sea Turtles

When international photojournalist Mike Scott stumbles across a man stealing sea turtle eggs for the illegal wildlife trade, he jumps into action to protect the endangered animals, unraveling a network of smugglers.

Dive Defensively | Lessons for Life

Even areas designated for diving aren't risk-free, so dive defensively, flying a dive flag, and get first aid training.

River Pollution Makes the Ocean's Plastic Problem Worse. Here’s How to Stop It.

Reducing plastic pollution in the ocean starts with behavior change. Cut back on single use plastics, organize a river clean up, and pressure community leaders for recycling plans to make sure your picnic utensils don't end up on a coral reef.

Don't Push Freediving Limits | Lessons for Life

An inexperienced freediver tries to push his limits, putting himself and his dive buddy at risk of drowning.

Don't Be A Hero | Lessons for Life

This fire department volunteer diver made several mistakes in this edition of Lessons for Life.

An Undiagnosed Heart Issue | Lessons for Life

An undiagnosed PFO adds to the perfect conditions for a post-dive incident in this edition of Lessons for Life.

Flying in the Face of Danger | Lessons for Life

Flying after diving complicates decompression illness, especially if a diver has untreated DCI symptoms.

Point of No Return | Lessons for Life

Three scuba divers find trouble after entering the off-limits section of a shipwreck in this Lessons for Life scuba diving accident analysis.

Bad Buddies Learn a Lesson About Scuba Safety | Lessons for Life

Annoyed by his photographer buddy, a scuba diver forgets his basic training in this Lessons for Life scuba diving accident analysis.