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About is one of the premier online destinations for divers. Founded in 1996 by Stephan Whelan we have grown into one of the leading digital media and lifestyle portals for people interested in diving and the ocean. Unlike other sites out there we provide amazing content and a thriving community around Freediving, Ocean Advocacy, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing, and Diving Travel. We are far more than just a simple dive blog or forum – the site has viral editorial feature articles, daily news on diving, a thriving forum, and an industry-leading social media following.

Now one of the largest and most popular websites available for divers with over 1 million+ pageviews every month across web and mobile, as well as a social media following of over 406,000+.

Welcome to

Meet The Team has always had a strong foundation with a team of volunteers and staff from around the world that now number over 300. This team of volunteers is led by highly experienced and passionate individuals.


Founder / PublisherStephan Whelan


Editor-at-LargeFrancesca Owings

News EditorJohn Liang

Associate EditorErin Durbin-Sherer

Associate EditorJohn Griffith

Staff Contributors

News Staff WriterSam Helmy
Staff WriterGemma Smith
Staff WriterKristina Zvaritch
Staff WriterLouisa Collyns
Staff WriterMichael Menduno
Staff VideographerSarah Barrett

Contributing Writers

Contributing Writer – Aron Arngrimsson
Contributing Writer – Branon Edwards
Contributing Writer – Christopher Morey
Contributing Writer – Emma Farrell
Contributing Writer – Grant Graves
Contributing Writer – Mark Evans
Contributing Writer – Nola Schoder
Contributing Writer – Steve Millard
Contributing Writer – Ted Harty
Contributing Writer – Victoria Brown


Community Team LeaderMartyn Foxen

Key Facts

  • 1996 – The site started in 1996
  • 301 – Global volunteers & staff including editorial, community & social
  • 8,301 – Published news and feature articles
  • 13,803 – GDPR compliant daily & weekly newsletter subscribers
  • 43,148 – Registered community forum members
  • 253,178 – Individual visitors per month across web, mobile and app
  • 412,529 – Active and passionate social media followers, likes and group members
  • 509,052 – Posts across the 54,673 community forum threads
  • 1,000,000+ Pages Viewed per Month

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