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Alexandra Owens

Alexandra is a freelance travel and food writer with more than a decade of experience in journalism. Her work has been published by BBC Travel, Food & Wine, Afar, Food Network, The Zoe Report, The Washington Post, The Points Guy, and Departures. When she’s not writing, she’s probably planning her next trip—and crossing her fingers that it involves scuba diving.

Why You Shouldn’t Feed Lionfish to Sharks

Spearing lionfish and feeding them to non-native predators has long been touted as a conservation-friendly solution to the invasive lionfish problem, but it can have serious consequences for divers.

Standout Stay: Glamping and Diving in Western Australia

Not all eco-luxury properties are created equal. But at Sal Salis, operated under lease with Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife, no detail was spared, making it an ideal jumping-off point for eco-conscious divers looking to explore Australia’s other World Heritage reef.

Standout Stay: Turneffe Island Resort in Belize

This summer camp for divers puts conservation first.

How to Conquer Your Fear of Night Diving

The ocean at night is full of beauty, wonder, and unique wildlife. Here’s how one nervous diver jumped in.

Peep Show: Dive with Hundreds of Thousands of Spawning Cuttlefish in South Australia

The typically inconspicuous giant Australian cuttlefish puts on a spicy performance during mating season 

Diving with—and Saving—North Carolina's Sand Tiger Sharks

On North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, divers have the opportunity to give back while enjoying some the country's best shark diving with Spot A Shark USA.

The Charismatic Animals You Can Only Dive With in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are not just famous for their shark-filled waters; they also boast some of the highest levels of endemism on earth. Find out what unique animals you can dive with in this remote island chain.

I'm From the Shark Bite Capital of the World. Here's Why I Love Diving with One of Nature's Most Misunderstood Predators

Alexandra Owens used to be scared of sharks—terrified actually. Once she learned to dive, the fear slowly put itself to rest. Here's her story.

Chasing the Real Cousteau in Provence

Twenty-five years after Cousteau’s death, his vibrant legacy is alive and well along his native French shores, where a diver travels to experience the local impact of a global hero.