Posts Tagged ‘scuba diving’

Scuba Diving in the Red Sea

Scuba Diving in the Red Sea

Video produced by VideoBubbles: Scuba Diving in the Red Sea 2012 with Orca Dive in El Gouna, Egypt

Kite Spot Review: El Gouna, Egypt

Kite Spot Review: El Gouna, Egypt

Since I have become a kitesurfer I find myself in places I would never choose to visit as a traveler. El Gouna, Egypt is one of these places (as is Hua Hin, Thailand) that delights the kiter in me with windy shores, while disappointing the traveler in me with an abundance or tourists and void […]

Best of 2011 – By the seat of my skirt

Best of 2011 – By the seat of my skirt

Some of my best memories to date were made in 2011 … BEST SUNSET: Broome, Western Australia South Pacific – Minerva Reef   BEST DIVE: Navy Pier, Exmouth Exmouth, America Down Under     BEST PLACE TO TAKE PHOTOS: New Zealand, everywhere! Coromandel Penninsula, North Island   BEST NEW SKILLS: Kitesurfing and Sailing   BEST PLACE […]

Safari Lodge – Where wind, water and sunshine meet in tropical paradise!

Safari Lodge – Where wind, water and sunshine meet in tropical paradise!

Safari Lodge is located on beautiful Nananu-i-ra, a remote island of Fiji. Blessed with consistent trade winds, Nananu-i-ra island is a wind-sport enthusiasts paradise!  From April to December, winds blow at a steady speed of 15-30 Knots, attracting wind addicts from around the world to the tropical waters of the South Pacific. Australian windsurfing legend, […]

Sailing Adventures in Wonderland: 16 day Ocean Passage New Zealand to Tonga

Sailing Adventures in Wonderland: 16 day Ocean Passage New Zealand to Tonga

“Which sheet do you pull to take in the jib?” Captain Evi asked me. As I looked at the multitude of ropes, a mix of solid colors and patterns across the rainbow I felt a sense of confusion and dread. “This one?” I guessed, grabbing hold of a white rope with red dashes. She frowned […]

Aussie RT – Day 21-22: Exmouth (America Down Under) – Navy Pier Dive

Aussie RT – Day 21-22: Exmouth (America Down Under) – Navy Pier Dive

The town of Exmouth, located on the tip of the northwest cape of Western Australia, was established in 1964 to support the nearby United States Naval Base. The US built a pier to man the twelve towers used to communicate with submarines during the cold war, their signals reaching as far as San Francisco. Back […]

Free diving with a whale shark

Free diving with a whale shark

Amazing photo of my fearless friend Dan free diving with a 40′ whale shark at Gordo Banks – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. SO COOL!!! Photo by Enrique Martinez Note to readers: While whale sharks are harmless creatures (they are known as “gentle giants” of the sea), you should be careful to never swim too close […]

It’s MANTA Time!

It’s MANTA Time!

My eyes darted back and forth across the deep blue water, each time a little too late – catching only the ending splash. Mobula rays were putting on a show in the water off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, eliciting a chorus of “OOOHHS” and “AHHHHS” from the boats and jet skies that stopped […]

The Gilis

The Gilis

From Ubud, Sara and I took a shuttle bus east to Padangbai, Bali, where we boarded the Perama boat the only boat that offers service directly to the Gilis from Bali. The five hour boat ride was less than luxurious but we were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery as we went up the west […]

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Throughout my travels I have really pushed myself to try new things and have set out to discover all that I enjoy and what makes me happy. Perhaps the most surprising realization I have made in the past year is just how much I enjoy being alone. As a “Type A” personality and someone who […]

Diving in Koh Tao

Diving in Koh Tao

NOTE TO SELF: Do not travel by boat or in the hot sun after drinking from a bucket at the 1/2 Moon Party! I wasn’t feeling 100% at breakfast the morning after the 1/2 Moon Party. I wished that I could crawl back into bed; however, we had to check out, get to the pier […]

Under the Sea – Great Barrier Reef!

Under the Sea – Great Barrier Reef!

Monday, June 9, 2008: 16˚ South Latitude, aboard Haba Tour’s high speed catamaran“Eclipse” Sea Conditions: Rough/Harsh Water Temperature: 26˚C/79˚F Departure Time: 8:30 AM Destination: Great Barrier Reef (Outer Reef – Opal Reef) SUMMARY: Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef is by far one of the best experiences I have had on this trip so […]

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