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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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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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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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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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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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Dwarf Minke Whales and Cod Hole in the Great Barrier Reef!

Dwarf Minke Whales and Cod Hole in the Great Barrier Reef!

One of the most exciting events to look forward to on the Great Barrier Reef in July are Dwarf Minke Whales! As the name says, for a baleen whale they are rather small, growing to a maximum of 8 meters, or 24 ft, and on the endangered list, thank you Japan for slaughtering Minkes illegally […]

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Why I’m Glad I went Diving at Night with Sharks

Filed in Boomer, Dive Adventures, Diving Great Barrier Reef by on September 16, 2016 7 Comments
Why I’m Glad I went Diving at Night with Sharks

I am not a stranger to shark diving. My experience with a Great White Shark in Guadalupe Island in 2010 is indicative of that! I’ve been diving with Whale Sharks, Hammerheads, Galapagos Sharks, White Tips, Black Tips, Silkies, nurse sharks and leopard sharks. Somehow though, the idea of diving at night with sharks never occurred […]

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What it is like diving the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

What it is like diving the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

I hope you all had a lovely Labor Day Weekend readers in the U S of A! Today, I continue my journey on the Spirit of Freedom on the Great Barrier Reef! Our dive spots were the Ribbon Reefs at the far northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching for 50 miles along the continental shelf! These […]

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