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It was an exciting dive in the Dampier Strait!

It was an exciting dive in the Dampier Strait!

On day 8 of one of the best dive trips of my life, the Arenui Liveaboard headed into the Dampier Strait of Raja Ampat. Our dive sites were Cape Kri, Blue Magic, and Saonek Jetty. Saonek Jetty brought the biggest shock of the day! The dive site is at a jetty, just as it sounds, […]

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If You Love Nature, get out and March for the Environment April 29th!

Filed in Citizen Science, Our Planet by on April 26, 2017 20 Comments
If You Love Nature, get out and March for the Environment April 29th!

Nature. I am a nature girl. It doesn’t matter where…oceans, mountains, forests, parks, I love it. And our planet needs our help if we want our children and grandchildren to see the places we love in the future. It doesn’t matter if you are conservative or liberal or in between, preserving our wild places and wildlife […]

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A Most Unpleasant Surprise on Dive Day 7 in Raja Ampat

A Most Unpleasant Surprise on Dive Day 7 in Raja Ampat

Ear problems are a most unpleasant surprise! “I can’t dive because of my ears” is something I have heard a million times. Generally, it is not true, most people can clear their ears, and if you don’t believe me, just yawn! They clear. It is a fact that there are divers who have ear trouble, […]

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5 Wonderful Things You can do to help Earth on Earth Day!

Filed in Citizen Science, Our Planet, Travel by on April 19, 2017 15 Comments
5 Wonderful Things You can do to help Earth on Earth Day!

Our planet is in danger. Don’t get me wrong, the earth will continue no matter how much we abuse it, but humans will not. The planet is in danger of becoming inhospitable for humans and other life on earth. I am a person who believes in science, and in the scientific method. The scientific method has […]

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The Great Adventure that is Muck Diving!

Filed in Dive Adventures, Diving in Indonesia, Travel by on April 16, 2017 23 Comments
The Great Adventure that is Muck Diving!

So, you ask, what is muck diving? Well, it is diving in muck. Muck is defined as rubbish or garbage. In diving, it means diving in a place that is dirty, and sometimes polluted with plastic and bottles. On the sixth day in Raja Ampat we headed to Batanta, an island which is one of […]

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How You Can Travel to a Different City Monthly!

How You Can Travel to a Different City Monthly!

Now you can travel monthly! Not everyone can travel extensively, or even very often, but thanks to a brand new company, Explore Local Box founded by Jessica Larrabee, you can! Receive a monthly box, or one time box, that explores the local flavors and cultures of other locales! I just went to Boston, and it was an […]

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It Was A Fantastic Journey to Tomolol Cave

Filed in Boomer, Diving in Indonesia, Midlife, Travel by on April 9, 2017 16 Comments
It Was A Fantastic Journey to Tomolol Cave

My trip to Indonesia, like most of my other trips, was solo travel. The great thing about traveling solo on dive trips is you meet all kinds of new friends! After diving the Watch Towers, we went on an expedition to Tomolol Cave, a sacred site. A Muslim shrine is located at the entrance. Tomolol Cave […]

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Beautiful Diving in Raja Ampat on Day 5!

Beautiful Diving in Raja Ampat on Day 5!

Misool Island continued to be good to us, and there was beautiful diving on day 5. It was a short dive day, so the dive had to be good! We went to Watch Towers, and enjoyed a great variety of fish and coral! And I saw my first Woebeggone Shark, so exciting! Enjoy!   Diving is […]

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Diving Day 4 in Fabulous Raja Ampat!

Filed in Dive Adventures, Diving in Indonesia, Travel by on April 2, 2017 10 Comments
Diving Day 4 in Fabulous Raja Ampat!

On diving day 4 in Raja Ampat I had become somewhat comfortable with my camera and housing, and I decided to try my hand at macro-photography (closeup photography). I know photographers who take absolutely amazing macro images and I have always wanted to do it myself. I know these do not come close to their […]

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Dive Days 2 and 3 in Raja Ampat on board The Arenui!

Dive Days 2 and 3 in Raja Ampat on board The Arenui!

Dive days 2 and 3 on The Arenui were spent fighting with my new camera and housing! I had difficulty with color on day 2, which was irritating because we saw an incredible shoal of Humphead Parrotfish and I really wanted the photos to be colorful. Day 3 was a little better in the color […]

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