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Travis Marshall

Travis Marshall is an Asheville, North Carolina-based writer and diver covering scuba diving training and travel.

What It's Like to Be an Aquarist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Aquarists are people responsible for the well-being of every animal in captivity at an aquarium. We're highlighting one diver's journey so you can decide if it's the right career path for you.

What It's Like to Be a Cavern Guide in Mexico

Leading fellow divers through series of underwater caves can be extremely rewarding, but there's a lot of skill that goes into the work. Here's what it takes to become a pro cave diver.

What It’s Like to Be an Adaptive Diving Instructor

Adaptive diving is all about modifying the standard skills and practices of scuba diving. Diveheart, an organization at the forefront of this endeavor, operates out of hundreds of cities worldwide. Here’s how to get involved.

In the Field: What It’s Like to Be a ScubaLab Dive Product Tester

Testing out a seemingly never-ending parade of new (and new-to-us) dive gear isn’t all fun and games—it’s also a lot of work. Here’s what it takes.

In the Field: What It's Like to Be a Commercial Urchin Diver

One diver's plans to become a scientific research diver shift to harvesting urchins for a boutique market

The Path to Becoming an ROV Pilot

Remotely operated vehicles have become a mainstay in commercial diving in recent years. With more opportunities arising, it could be a good time to consider becoming a pilot.

The Art of Diving for Shipwrecks and Treasure

Searching for long-lost ships and the treasure they once hauled across the sea can be thrilling, but it’s also a lot of work. Here’s a taste of what to expect if you explore the deep blue for hidden gems.

Behind the (Underwater) Scenes: What it Takes to Be an Underwater Videographer for Netflix

The diving world is filled with people who have carved out unique careers for themselves as divers. Learn how this Canadian built her own film and water safety company for movies and TV shows.

Groundbreaking Depths: What It's Like to Work in the World's Deepest Pool

Hear from celebrity dive guide, tec instructor and media guru for the world’s deepest pool.