About

The Underwater Journal (UWJ) is produced and published by Ocean Arts, Inc.

Ocean Arts, Inc. is an agency providing marketing and content creation services for presentation and use on both digital and print platforms.

Our blog showcases a variety of destinations with spectacular imagery, which we provide for clients, as well as a collection of features on diving, marine life and ocean science subjects that we feel are important to share with our audience.

The Underwater Journal does not accept paid advertisement and does not compete with other digital or print platforms. Instead, Ocean Arts, Inc. prefers to assist its clients in achieving greater recognition in the marketplace through a collection of affordable and unique promotional opportunities. Any advertisement appearing on our website is there in support of our clients and media partners.

  • Walt Stearns

    Walt Stearns

    Ocean Arts CEO & UWJ Publisher

    In addition founding Ocean Arts, Inc., Walt Stearns is a professional imaging and content services provider. Over the span of his career, Walt has become known as one of the most prolific and frequently published photojournalists in boating, fishing and scuba diving media, with more than 800 articles and thousands of published images. Walt has been involved in numerous video projects for broadcast outlets such as the Discovery Channel, BBC Planet Earth series and Wild Horizons, Ltd.

  • Karen Stearns

    Karen Stearns

    Director of Wakatobi Marketing & Media Relations

    Marketing and communications professional conversant in the areas of branding initiatives, marketing and communications plans, market research, promotional and advertising campaigns, internal communications and public relations. Karen also handles and directs the marketing and branding initiatives for Wakatobi Dive Resort as their marketing and media relations manager.

  • Pierce Hoover

    Pierce Hoover

    Content Editor

    With 30 years experience as editor and publisher of national magazine titles such as Sport Fishing and Sport Diver Magazines, Pierce’s work has appeared in hundreds of national and international marine and travel publications. Pierce has also contributed and produced a variety of websites and social media campaigns.