Tag: Indonesia

4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

I participate in Citizen Science trips because I am a big believer in giving back. When we receive a benefit, I believe we should provide a benefit in return somewhere, somehow. Scuba Diving is a passion for me, animals are a passion, and photography underwater is a passion. I love the ocean, the earth, and […]

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Our Last Day In Raja Ampat was the Most Colorful Yet!

Filed in Travel by on May 16, 2017 16 Comments
Our Last Day In Raja Ampat was the Most Colorful Yet!

Any diver will tell you that the last few dives of a dive trip tend to be among the best of the entire journey! Our last day was the most colorful. I’m not sure why that is, perhaps the ocean and its creatures want to make sure we will come back to see them. Whatever the […]

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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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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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The First Dive Day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui!

The First Dive Day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui!

The first dive day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui! Exciting! The currents were strong as you can see on the video, but it was wonderful. There were 15 divers on the boat and we were split into four dive groups, and each group had a guide. Most divers dive with a guide though there […]

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I Loved Diving in Raja Ampat, it was Incredibly Wonderful!

I Loved Diving in Raja Ampat, it was Incredibly Wonderful!

During July 2016 I took a fabulous dive trip to Komodo National Park in Indonesia with Ray of Hope Expeditions, to document manta rays in the area. Dr Andrea Marshall, the foremost Manta Ray scientist and co founder of Marine Megafauna Foundation, does several of these expeditions every year, and I absolutely love these trips, […]

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Why I Didn’t Get Eaten by a Komodo Dragon

Why I Didn’t Get Eaten by a Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragons have a fearsome reputation. Stories of their ferocity and venomous bite are common. Komodo Dragons look extremely formidable, I can attest to that! My recent trip to Komodo National Park gave me a close up look at the largest of lizards, now vulnerable to extinction. I recently visited Komodo on a dive liveaboard, […]

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