Hey everyone, welcome to the ScubaOtter about us page. If you’re here, I assume you want to learn a little bit more about the people involved with the site.

My name is Austin Tuwiner (the one on the left), and I’m the owner of Scubaotter. You can contact me via email here.

I started scuba diving from 16 and want to do my part to help bring this hobby to more people.

On the website you’ll find content written by scuba divers from across the world with a variety of backgrounds.

What seperates ScubaOtter from other similar dive websites, is that no content is ever written without a team member touching the equipment, diving the site, or being knowledgable in a subject area.

Rest Of The ScubaOtters

Rachel Thannhauser

Rachel is a freelance content writer from Southampton, England. Last year she traded a career in science for a digital nomad life on the sunny beaches of Gili Trawangan.

When she’s not writing, or scuba diving, you can find her lifting heavy things in a Crossfit gym, whipping up culinary delights in the kitchen or making friends with the nearest feline.

Alexa Worswick

Alexa is scuba diving instructor currently based in Indonesia. She’s been diving since 15 years old and has always been obsessed with the ocean.

After leaving the UK at the beginning of 2017 to travel around South East Asia. A series of opportunities allowed her to stay, where she gained online marketing experience and pursueed her passion for diving.

What she loves most about diving is the people. Diving allows her to connect with people from all over the world, from all different backgrounds with different experiences, who all come together to share their love for the underwater world.

Why Did You Name The Site ScubaOtter?

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If you’ve tried purchasing a domain name in the past few years, you probably know the struggle of finding a brandable .com to use.

I tried so many different options and all of them were taken.

That’s when I got the brilliant idea to look up a list of sea animals.

I went down the list, checking if scuba + (insert sea animal name) .com was available. Nearly none were.

And thats when I saw a picture of an otter on the list.

I knew this was the one.

I checked Namecheap and to my luck scubaotter.com was available!

The rest is history.

What We Offer

Dive Site Reviews

Anyone person with a keyboard can write an article about how beautiful a dive site is. We value expertise and passion. All dive sites in our database are created by dive instructors in that place or Scubaotter team members who visited for a significant amount of time.

Scuba Diving and Outdoor Product Reviews

Similar to dive locaitons, there’s no use writing about scuba diving equipment you’ve never used in the field. All Scubaotter producr reviews have been worn and tested by a team member.

Scubaotter Blog

The Scubaotter Blog is a place for us to discuss anything scuba diving. This can be anything from current events, new equipment, underwater species, and more.

Have an idea for a blog post? Please contact us to discuss contributing to the site!

Liveaboard Reviews & Database

This is where it gets tricky. We’re not going to claim each liveaboard we discuss has been done by a Scubaotter team members. This isn’t realistic.

However, we do have team members who have diven in the locations these liveaboards have visited allowing us to provide informative information about what the diving is like.

We’ll disclose which liveaboards members have visited and the ones that we haven’t. Clarity and honesty are some of the highest values to the ScubaOtter team.