Tag: Marine Megafauna

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

Filed in Citizen Science, Our Planet, Travel by on April 19, 2017 13 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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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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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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Join Me on an Incredible Adventure to the Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez in Mexico!

Join Me on an Incredible Adventure to the Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez in Mexico!

I am so excited to announce that Red Travel Mexico and Travels with Tam are offering a fantastic trip to the Mexican Baja! There is something for everyone: scuba, snorkeling on a reef that is 20,000 years old, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, snorkeling with whale sharks and sea lions, kayaking, and of course, just relaxing! Where […]

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This is the Season when Giving is Good Any Day of the Week!

This is the Season when Giving is Good Any Day of the Week!

Generosity is always good, whether in material goods or in the heart. At this time in our history, I believe it is imperative to do something, whether it is for people, the environment, or our fellow creatures. In formulating this list I tried to keep the needs of the world and our earth in mind. These […]

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Diving Komodo with Ray of Hope was a Powerful Experience!

Diving Komodo with Ray of Hope was a Powerful Experience!

Last month, July 2016, I traveled to Bali Indonesia to board The Arenui for a Ray of Hope Expedition with Marine Megafauna director Dr Andrea Marshall. The trip was nothing short of amazing. My dives with The Arenui and Ray of Hope Expeditions were so fabulous…I saw so many animals I’d never seen before, and […]

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My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

Filed in Boomer, Citizen Science, Diving in Indonesia, Travel by on August 11, 2016 15 Comments
My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

Welcome to Fab Photos Friday! I doubt these photos do my trip justice. My last few days in Komodo were absolutely blissful! The beauty of Komodo National Park continues to amaze me. I confess that I love looking at the photos from every dive site and every moment of my Ray of Hope Expedition on The […]

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Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

It is Fab Photo Friday! On Day 4, the Ray of Hope Expedition caught up with Mantas! ROHE’s main goal is always to identify as many manta rays as possible, and records were broken on this trip! Takat Makkasar is a known Manta hangout, so day 4 was mostly spent on this reef. When we […]

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Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

My latest dive adventure on the Arenui in Komodo, Indonesia was also a Ray of Hope Expedition. What is a ROHE, you ask? It is a trip where research and the sheer joy of diving conjoin. Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, explains: “Explore new aggregation sites with us, encounter mantas in […]

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Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

I have to confess that the first dive in Komodo was unbelievable! It was like turning a sugar lover loose in a candy store. There was so much to see! The Arenui is LUX. At 6:30 a.m. we were awakened, and everyone met in the dining room for “first breakfast”. First breakfast is continental…coffee, fruit, yogurt. […]

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