Karen Stearns

Karen is an avid diver, boater and conservationist. Karen supports a number of groups such as the Ocean Conservancy and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. She currently works for Wakatobi as their marketing manager.

Protecting What We Love – a Look Back At Wakatobi’s Pioneering Reef Conservation Programs

In 2015, Wakatobi Dive Resort celebrates it's 20th anniversary. The years have been good to us, as we have grown from a simple diving outpost to a premier resort...

Wakatobi Resort Plays Surrogate Parent To Sea Turtles

When Mother Nature needs a bit of help, Wakatobi's caring staff play surrogate parent to tiny sea turtles.Sea Turtles can live to be 100 years old, but most don't...

Beyond the Bathtub – Sponges

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories; they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Barrel sponge with Glass fish | Photo: Steve Rosenberg Ever think about all the sponges we use...
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Latest Posts

Champion Freediver William Trubridge Swims Cook Strait, Raises Awareness For Dolphins

World Champion Freediver William Trubridge recently swam the Cook Strait in his home country of New Zealand to raise awareness of the plight of hectors dolphins.

Guide To Freefalling In Freediving

Learn what is the freefall in freediving, why do we do it, and how to do it properly.

PFI’s Intermediate Freediving Manual Now Available For Purchase

If you're thinking about taking your freediving skills to the next level, Performance Freediving International is now offering its Intermediate Manual for purchase outside of a course.

NAUI Announces New ‘Next Generation Leadership’ Award

NAUI Worldwide has announced that its awards committee had approved a new award aimed at those who haven't been in the dive industry for very long, particularly those who reach out to younger potential divers.

Learning From The Pool, Bringing Training To The Cloud

Whilst diving is moving to a more online model, it is the foundational roots of swimming and swim coaching that is arguably pushing the envelope of what can be done online