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Into the blue... "LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE"

Jeans, fleece, hot coffee and numb toes...

FIJI | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Views [455]

...I must be back in NZ!  I arrived back in Auckland on Friday morning to my Dad remarking that I look like a Maori - thats what 5 weeks on a dive boat in Fiji will do for ya!  But the way the weather is currently looking in NZ, Ill have lost it ... Read more >


Blue Lagoon & Castaway...

FIJI | Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | Views [552]

...its been a tough morning! 16 of us from base went ato visit caves this morning that were used during the Blue Lagoon filming, and we cruised past Tom Hanks Castaway beach - such is the life in Fiji! Actually, we have had a pretty miserable couple ... Read more >


Bula!!!

FIJI | Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Views [726] | Comments [2]

BULA!! (hello!!) This is the first time ive had internet access so this will be a brief catch up on base life for the past week!! Life on the base is VERY basic on the Yasawa Islands GVI base - we had no running water or electricity for the first ... Read more >


Far too much rum...goodbyes...tears...minor altitude sickness - must be back in Quito then...

ECUADOR | Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | Views [268]

Cannot for the life of me understand where the last 4 weeks disappeared to...I think the Galapagos must have been in some kind of alternate reality. I am now back in Quito with my gorgeous host family after flying in from San Cristobal on Sunday. So ... Read more >


Galapagos-style close encounter...

ECUADOR | Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | Views [343]

I'm sitting at my favorite cafe on Santa Cruz watching the world go by...and feel so lucky that I have had the opportunity to visit the Galapagos and experience one of the most amazing, diverse places on earth. I feel as though this is the pinnacle of ... Read more >


I'm running out of adjectives...

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | Views [398]

...to describe this place and the diving. Phenomenal doesn't seem to cut it anymore... Did another 2 dives with Scuba Iguana today with Adam as my buddy again. We piled into cabs (flatbed trucks as they are here) and drove the 45 mins to the other ... Read more >


Hammerhead Heaven!!!

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | Views [266]

Wow...what a day!!! Joined the the most experienced dive operator in Santa Cruz - Scuba Iguana. We did a 2-tank at Gordon Rocks...one of the most famous sites here...and I can see why. As I was solo, I was buddied with Adam from the Czech Republic.... Read more >


Toes completely frozen...

ECUADOR | Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | Views [255]

...after 2 dives today at Seymour Island off Santa Cruz! Computer hit 59 deg F which is blimmin' freezing...and my 7mmm full wetsuit was clearly not enough. Will ensure I'm more geared up tomorrow... We didnt see overly much...no big stuff but thousands ... Read more >


Kinda sick of getting up at 'stupid-o'clock'...

ECUADOR | Sunday, 11 Dec 2011 | Views [154]

...but as Phil and I were heading to Santa Cruz for more diving, it's something I'm prepared to do! We arrived around 10am at Santa Cruz and set about finding our hostel, wi-fi and having some brekkie. We then checked out the famous Charles Darwin ... Read more >


Hammerhead...tick!!

ECUADOR | Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | Views [249]

BEST DIVE OF MY LIFE. Think that about covers it... Phil and I joined Tranquil Divers again for 2 more dives at Kicker Rock from San Cristobal. First dive included 6ft hammerhead cruising past us, Silky and Galapagos Sharks EVERYWHERE you looked (literally ... Read more >


Goodbye Jatun Sacha...

ECUADOR | Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | Views [364]

Three amazing weeks over at Jatun Sacha. Time spent with phenomenal people from all parts of the world with amazing lives, stories and inspirational plans. You have all made this experience one of the best things I have ever done and I cannot wait to ... Read more >


Last full day at Jatun Sacha...how did that happen so damn fast?

ECUADOR | Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | Views [324]

It's 930am and I'm sitting in a hammock next to Silke listening to music (on my awesome iPad which I now cannot live without...thanks Andy!) and reliving the most amazing last 3 weeks. The group has gone to hoe vine roots (joke in there somewhere) but ... Read more >


Whoever invented 'Spoons'...

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | Views [815]

...is officially my new hero! Just spent a good portion of the night screaming, yelling, grabbing and laughing hysterically...best fun I've had in a long time (its a card game with spoons for those who are lost..). I won 2 rounds and was close on winning ... Read more >


It's suddenly my last week at the station...

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | Views [332] | Comments [1]

....and I'm stoked I've made the decision to leave early to see more of the Galapagos, but have made this place home and met some absolutely amazing people. Miss my aussie buddy Liz and gorgeous Jeanette who left last week. Life here isn't the same without ... Read more >


Controversial decision made (well...more like 'expensive' decision made...)

ECUADOR | Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | Views [342] | Comments [1]

I've decided to leave the station a week early and spend some time in San Cristobal and Santa Cruz diving. Considering it costs $120 for 2 dives, I'm looking at a fairly expensive week before my flight to Quito on December 18. I'll also have to pay for ... Read more >


"Bek, I love ya like a sister, but get the hell out of our room!"

ECUADOR | Sunday, 4 Dec 2011 | Views [402]

...it appears Phil and Steve were getting sick of a rum-fueled Bek at 2am this morning. In all fairness, I was in the doorway, NOT the room... 4 amazing days on tour with 9 peeps from the station and hot showers weren't REMOTELY the highlight! Try ... Read more >


Swinging a machete whilst hideously hung over was not in the plan...

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | Views [414] | Comments [1]

...but that's what today held for me :) After dinner and glorious chocolate cake last night, a few of the boys made a fire to rival any I have seen...top top work by the fire starters! We sat around randomly chatting, then headed to the bar around ... Read more >


ITS MY BIRTHDAY!

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | Views [354]

And I'll...weed if I want to? Well, it's better than some of the other options for today... Got up, opened my door (after saying hi to George) and saw a beautiful flower, card and some choccie biccies from Christina and Silke - friends from ... Read more >


Farmer Karma

ECUADOR | Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | Views [305]

After another awesome day of diving and snorkling yesterday, our group got taxis back to the station and even though we left behind hot showers and most joys of a normal life (!) it felt like coming home. Dare I say...it's nice to be back :) This ... Read more >


I honestly don't know if I have the words...

ECUADOR | Saturday, 26 Nov 2011 | Views [370]

What a weekend. Phenomenal. Spectacular. Wild. Breathtaking. Four amazing dives at Kicker Rock which is just 30mins by boat from port. Kicker Rock is a sheer walled cone rising out of the sea...only accessible by boat. On Saturday Phil and I were ... Read more >


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