Christina Koukkos

writer, editor, diver


dsc_0245I focus on scuba diving, responsible tourism, off-beat destinations, cultural travel and other place-based journalism.

My writing has been published in The New York Times, Matador Network, The Expeditioner and other outlets. I blog at Taking the Fork.

Scuba Diver

Waving at a turtle, Malaysian BorneoPADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer with multiple teaching specialties.

My passion for diving (900+ dives) has drawn me underwater throughout SE Asia, the Caribbean, Egypt, the South Pacific and California.


Splendid toadfish, CozumelI’m an amateur photographer who specializes in capturing the underwater world and other remote places and people.

In addition to shooting some of my own stories, I’ve contributed photos to some small publications, including The World Heritage.


Awaiting bus to Mandalay

A lifetime of curiosity about the world has taken me to 50 countries, riding on buses, bikes, trains, tuk-tuks, ox carts, airplanes, dinghies, speedboats, ferries and ships.

As a visitor, I try to understand the dynamics of a place and its residents by exploring its history, politics, economy and culture, and capturing it all through words and pictures.

Editorial and Digital Consultant

I’m an experienced consultant with a wide range of experience in editorial strategy, copywriting and editing, editorial production, business/operational strategy, digital marketing, and online user experience.