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Do You Want to Swim with Whale Sharks? Yes, You Do!

Do You Want to Swim with Whale Sharks? Yes, You Do!

Do you want to swim with Whale Sharks? Every summer, from May 15 until September 15, a marvelous event happens in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Hundreds of mostly juvenile male Whale Sharks migrate to feast on plankton and fish eggs, and, perhaps, to mate. Large females have been seen in the Yucatan, but they […]

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5 Reasons I Love Diving in Cozumel!

Filed in Dive Adventures, Dive Cozumel, Reviews!, Travel by on June 27, 2017 10 Comments
5 Reasons I Love Diving in Cozumel!

Only 5 reasons I love diving in Cozumel, Mexico? Ha! There are many more than 5, but hey, I’m not writing a novel, I am writing a blog! So here goes! TURTLES! Cozumel diving always includes turtles, turtles, turtles! Divers mostly encounter Hawksbill Turtles, who oddly enough do not nest on Cozumel as Loggerheads and […]

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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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Fabulous Photos Friday: The Best of the Revillagigedos Archipelago

Fabulous Photos Friday: The Best of the Revillagigedos Archipelago

As I have said before, the Revillagigedos Archipelago is (so far!) the most exciting place I have ever dived. The big pelagic life is not only thrilling to see, but it is the only place I know of where Giant Mantas and Dolphins actually seek out humans for play. Mantas love diver’s bubbles, and dolphins like […]

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Diving the Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida!

Diving the Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida!

Roca Partida is the most happening place in the islands. Roca Partida is a rock covered with birds and their guana, sticking up in the middle of the ocean. Beneath the sea are mantas, sharks, sharks and mantas. Oh, and dolphins. And fish. It is amazing. Since it is Friday, this will be a photo […]

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Diving the Revillagigedoes: Punta Tosca

Diving the Revillagigedoes: Punta Tosca

Punta Tosca is a great dive site on the island of Socorro. It can become quite deep, so one really has to be conscious of depth. Sometimes, when you are playing with a dolphin or a manta, or watching sharks, you can forget your depth and look at your computer and say, “holy shit, I’m […]

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Diving the Revillagigedo Islands: Socorro

Diving the Revillagigedo Islands: Socorro

The island of Socorro is a part of the volcanic Revillagigedo Archipelago, and is inhabited by a small Mexican Navy presence (staff and families) 800 meters from one of the very few fresh water sources on the island. They protect the area from illegal fishing activities and perform rescue operations when needed. Our boat checked in […]

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Diving the Revillagigedo Archipelago in Mexico!

Diving the Revillagigedo Archipelago in Mexico!

And what are the Revillagigedo Islands, you ask? They consist of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, and they are beloved by divers because of the unique ecosystem which exists under the blue waters. Where else in the world can you see dolphins, mantas, sharks, whale sharks, whales and other creatures together in one […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Tomorrow I am leaving on a jet plane. A solo trip, I am heading to the Revillagigadoes Islands to hopefully dive with mantas, dolphins, sharks, and humpback whales! As most of my readers know, my husband had a double lung transplant 2 years ago (Lung Transplant Journey), and our travel together has been cut a […]

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Where Should I go Next??

Where Should I go Next??

I do have a few trips planned for 2016, but I need to do some more travel planning! Any ideas? In January, I am headed to Lake Tahoe to see the lake in the snow…and, of course, to gamble. I am hoping my cousin will come along and that my friend from Sacramento will meet […]

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