Diving Ecuador!

Ecuador and Volunteer Tourism

Ecuador and Volunteer Tourism

Leaving Ecuador on the red-eye through Miami last Thursday to my home in Dallas, I have to admit I was quite tired.  My trip to Puerto Lopez, Ecuador in order to dive Isla de la Plata (the Poor Man’s Galapagos) for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, to photograph Giant Manta Rays, was both challenging and inspiring at […]

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Fab Photos Friday: A Wrap Up of Isla de la Plata, Ecuador!

Fab Photos Friday:  A Wrap Up of Isla de la Plata, Ecuador!

I have spent the last two weeks as a volunteer diver in Ecuador.  The diving here can be tough, and it is not easy to get out to the sites, either.  Luxury is not available in Puerto Lopez.  But I thought the boat was as comfortable as I could have hoped for, and the hotel […]

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Drama on the High Seas!

Drama on the High Seas!

Here I am, in Ecuador, on a volunteer dive trip, and it is drama after drama around here!  Isla de la Plata, Educador is one happening place! I have already blogged about the Humpback Whale we found entangled and could not save, so I won’t go into that.  (Not All Entanglements End Happily).  So let’s […]

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Not all Entanglements End Happily

Not all Entanglements End Happily

Now on http://www.scubaverse.com/not-entanglements-end-happily/ Don’t you love seeing whale and animal rescues on YOUTUBE or tv or the news?  I know I do.  Like the one with the whale that was freed and thanked her saviors by giving them a breaching display for over an hour?  Not all of these stories end happily, though.  In fact, […]

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Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata!

Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata!

The trip to Puerto Lopez was about 4 hours from Guayaquil, in a van filled with luggage and people.  Kind of bumpy too, but we made it, so no problema!  The hotel is nice and clean, with balconies overlooking the ocean.  There are also hammocks on the balconies, which is quite nice.  Upon arrival our […]

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