Great Barrier Reef Sept/Oct 2023
Spirit of Freedom – 7 Nights

Dives Sites Part 1
The highlight of the first part of the trip was Cod Hole where we met the famed giant potato cod. Many of the dive sites had great expanses of healthy coral and tons of colorful fish.
Dive Sites Part 2
The Shark Feed at Osprey Reef was the highlight of the second half of the 7 day trip. Again we had great dive sites with mostly healthy coral. Saw a hammerhead, a few turtles and cuttlefish.
Life on the Boat and Other Logistics

Philippines, May/June 2023

Subterranean River National Park, Palawan
With a free day in Puerto Princessa before a liveaboard, the impressive cave system, one of the largest in the world, is worth a daytrip.
When a Super Typhoon Upends Your Plans, Palawan
Diving El Nido and Sibaltan, Palawan
If visiting the area be sure to head to Sibaltan to check out the manta ray cleaning station. One of the few in the Philippines.
Diving Puerto Galera
The protected bay has a healthy reef system with colorful hard and soft corals, a variety of marine life including colorful fish, eels, nudibranchs, octopus and turtles.
Tubbataha with Stella Maris Explorer
The remote marine park off of Palawan island is only reachable by liveaboard. While there are numerous reef fish the protected park is known for the chance to see larger pelagic species –  large rays and various sharks including hammerheads and even whale sharks.

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, July 2022

Dive Video and Photos
Video and photos from 10 different dive sites.

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, July 2021

Bonaire Dive Sites
For those looking for independent shore diving nothing beats Bonaire.
Sleeping and Dining on Bonaire

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, August 2018

Diving Bonaire: Taking your skills to the next level
Post discusses honing diving skills while learning underwater photography.
Bonaire, Review of VIP Diving
Review includes taking a PADI buoyancy course as well as renting equipment.
Sleeping and Dining on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, May 2022

Diving with Whale Sharks
Although May is not typically whale shark season our trip produced numerous sightings of these amazing creatures. My top diving experience ever!
Sleeping and Dining in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
Puerto Ayora is the closest town to the Baltra Airport, one of the main entry points to the islands.
Review of EB Hotel, Quito
A well-run, comfortable and convenient hotel near the Quito airport.

Grenada, Caribbean, April 2022

Dive Sites
Post includes video and photos from 18 dive sites.
Review of Dive Grenada
This professionally run operation offers well organized small group dives with excellent service and attention to detail.
Day Trip Around Grenada
A day off from diving to explore this beautiful island.
Sleeping and Dining on Grenada

Cozumel and Tulum, Mexico, December 2019

Diving with Scuba Tony, Cozumel
Post discusses logistics and well as the dive sites we visited.
Sleeping and Dining, Cozumel
Diving Cenotes with Paulo, Tulum
One of the highlights of a trip to the Yucatan is diving the crystal clear fresh waters of the cenotes.
Sleeping and Dining, Tulum

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, July 2019

Diving with Dive Cabo
Discusses dive sites out of Cabo San Lucas including shark sightings at Gordo Banks.
Review of Dive Cabo
While Dive Cabo is a professionally run outfit, it is hit or miss as to the quality of the guide and the services they provide.
Sleeping and Dining in Cabo San Lucas

Turneffe Atoll, Belize, April 2019

Diving Turneffe Atoll
So many great photos I divided the report in two parts. Highlights included dolphins, sharks, rays and moray eels.
Diving Turneffe Atoll Part II
Fishing at Turneffe Flats
Although the diving is fabulous the area is primarly know for fishing.
Turneffe Flats Review
This secluded resort, while not fancy, offers superb fishing and diving.

Grand Cayman, Caribbean, January 2019

Diving Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman island is an easy flight from Florida and a great place to practice your diving skills, with varied dive sites and a wide range of marine life.
Review – Advanced Open Water Course with Divetech
Divetech is a laidback outfit that will keep you safe and cover what is important.
Sleeping and Dining on Grand Cayman

Nosy Be, Madagascar, October 2016

Diving with Scuba Nosy Be
3 days of diving with Scuba Nosy Be, a very professional and well-run French owned outfit.
Nosy Lodge
A relaxing spot to end our trip. Post includes a review of the lodge and restaurant.

Aqaba, Jordan, May 2016

Diving in the Red Sea
The Gulf of Aqaba is a popular place for diving and snorkeling with wall, wreck and coral reef dive sites.
Sleeping and Dining in Aqaba