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Tulum and Cavern Diving

MEXICO | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Views [2389]

-Que Paso? -Yo quisiera poder una acta de un robo In English that translates as -What's up? -Would you believe that some b@stard has just robbed me? I got hit by a camera bag snatcher in the late hours, and was then too stunned and sandal laden to ... Read more >

Tags: diving, ruins

Belize and the Blue Hole

BELIZE | Monday, 19 May 2008 | Views [10076] | Comments [1]

I didn't really have the time for this, and i couldn't really afford this...but there was no way i was missing out on this.  The blue hole is a 122m wide, 305m deep, now completely submerged, collapsed cave.  I had been looking forward to this for months ... Read more >

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HONDURAS | Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [4226]

Whale sharks...that's the only reason for me being here.  A chance to dive or snorkel with the elusive beauties.  It's probably people like me that have scared them off - this is one of the so-called whale shark seasons, and they haven't been spotted ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island

Little Corn Island

NICARAGUA | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [3079]

I think I've been travelling too long.  Last night i watched the film Nottinghill and from my laughter you would think it the funniest film ever made.  Earlier in the day my dive group was circled by more reef sharks of about 3m length than i could count ... Read more >

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Around Catarina

NICARAGUA | Saturday, 29 Mar 2008 | Views [1024]

Around 3 times a week we go on activities, and a few of us have paid for extra trips too.  Butterfly and seed collecting, walks around the laguna seeing monkeys and birds, trips to nearby towns and museums, a fiesta in Masaya with lots of dancing and ... Read more >

Tags: diving, volcano


USA | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [1057]

Maui is a small island with a big volcano.  Haleakala may only be 10,023 feet (3055m) high, but it would be a lot taller than Mt Everest if measured from the ocean floor.  The road up also allows the biggest change in elevation in the shortest distance ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, volcano

Big Island

USA | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [1164] | Comments [1]

It's been dark an hour, I'm clambering over volcanic rocks in the middle of seemingly nowhere.  A little LED torch with the power of a baby glow worm is lighting my way, the noise of the ocean is to my right, the glow of flowing lava is up ahead - i ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, volcano


NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [1312] | Comments [1]

Did you know that Poor Knights Island, a marine park just off the east coast of the top of the north island, has some of the best diving in the world? Jacques Cousteau apparently believed it to be the case, and of course whether or not that's true, it ... Read more >

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Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [1105]

If the rest of my time in NZ is like this then I'm in serious trouble, wow oh wow, I love this place. It's simply a beautiful bay overlooking some of the many islands in this region. The beaches are a long, golden curve, the surrounding countryside a ... Read more >

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Jervis Bay

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [1055] | Comments [1]

I can now see why my mate Andy fell in love with this area.  It wasn't immediately obvious for me; mainly because it takes me 2 trains and an expensive taxi to get here, and then another hour wandering around trying to find somewhere to stay.  At least ... Read more >

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The Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1104] | Comments [1]

I'm lucky it's not peak season or my boat would have been crowded.  I'm also lucky that there was no other certified divers on board, or i would have had a really crap dive.  I do have a really leisurely day on a boat, cruising around some of the Whitsunday ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, sailing

Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [3286] | Comments [1]

Picture this...it's night time, the stars are glorious, fire flies flicker gently on and off while flying through the trees, the forest has a haunting quality...magnetic island is beautiful.  Roaring out of the bush comes a stretched jeep, swerving violently ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Views [3873]

Boy did i have big expectations for this one: visible with the naked eye from space, one of the 7 natural world wonders, some of the best diving in the world, number one on the places of where my dad wants to visit...this better be good. Two flights ... Read more >

Tags: diving, wildlife


INDONESIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [2497] | Comments [1]

Bali is a small island with a large appetite.  If you're not careful it can swallow you whole before spitting out a financially poorer, but experience richer you.  This place seems to have everything: isolated bays to built up towns, hawkers to whores, ... Read more >

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Diving at Sipadan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [1637] | Comments [1]

To say that I've been looking forward to this is an understatement.  The diving at Sipadan and nearby Mabul is often described as some of the best in the world.  How does the reality stand-up? The little town of Semporna is the main base for diving ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife

Pulau Labuan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Views [1626]

I now know what the people from Brunei do at the weekends - they go to the Malaysian islands just offshore, including this one.  Booze here is very cheap.  I've come for the wreck diving though. Labuan is tax haven that's had loads of money shoved into ... Read more >

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Perhentian Islands

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [1247] | Comments [1]

OK, how's this for a moan.  I'm coming down with a cold, i woke up this morning with such a bad back that i could hardly move, (bad mattress, wrongly performed stretching, too long carrying the backpack, sitting all day on buses, being jolted by the ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island

Live-aboard, sailing, diving and discovering wrecks with nitrogen narcosis

THAILAND | Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [4527] | Comments [1]

Over 4 days on a 20m plus sailing boat, diving 3 or 4 times a day, to sites where maybe nobody else has dived ... I've just been down to 45m to dive a cargo wreck of a boat nicknamed the 'dog food' wreck.  So called because it was sank as part of an ... Read more >

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Koh Tao

THAILAND | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [2601] | Comments [1]

I'm 20m under the sea, there are five, 2m long, grey reef sharks swimming within a few meters of me, and my instructor is trying to encourage them to come closer by making noises with a plastic bottle.  Noooooooo!  doesn't she realise sharks scare ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, motorbiking

Ao Nang and Railey, Diving and Climbing

THAILAND | Monday, 21 May 2007 | Views [3186] | Comments [1]

I'm a criminal...it's a fact.  The padlock is proof.  I can't even claim it was because i was drunk...although I'd had a pint or 3 (yes real pints!).  I'd spent the evening in an Irish bar with 2 young German guys I'd met while diving and an English ... Read more >

Tags: climbing, diving

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