Caye Caulker: a grand finale

Belize

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Caye Caulker: a grand finale

If we’d felt like sticky-sweet tourism was fantastically absent from our travels through mainland Belize, the boat station for the islands made up for that within minutes. One step through the gated entryway felt like entering an amusement park: little tourist shops selling cheesy gifts and kitschy postcards, overpriced bars with frothy drinks, and a [...]

So long, Utila

Honduras

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So long, Utila

Our rental house in Utila has brought along a reemergence of life from home: a set of house keys, warm showers, home cooked food, and big couches to sprawl across in the evening. It’s been a time to catch up with friends, hear stories about home, and begin to adjust to the thought of returning [...]

Snorkeling a Cenote

Mexico

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Snorkeling a Cenote

Having passed up the reputable diving in Cozumel due to the cost, Dave and I decided to visit one of the local Cenotes for a little snorkeling instead. The enormous sinkholes well known all over the Yucatan Peninsula, many offer tours, swimming, and even diving opportunities. The Grand Cenote, about 2 kilometers outside of Tulum, [...]

Diving Koh Tao

Koh Tao is best known as an island to travel to for it’s diving. Many say it is the cheapest place in the world to work towards any level of certification, including professional levels. We went there not to get a certification, but simply to check out the diving and find out why Koh Tao [...]

Diving Perhentians

Malaysia

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Diving Perhentians

Two nights came and went with a snap of the lizard’s tail. We lost our afternoons in the warm clear water at beach and managed to get talked into a dive package with one of the other ‘resorts’ on the island. They reeled us in by offering a room about ten steps from the beach. [...]

Bali's tourist Mecca

Indonesia

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Bali’s tourist Mecca

Returning to Legian beach after scuba diving, this time to a guest house only two blocks from the beach. We thought the last guesthouse was a tourist area, we had no idea it wasn’t the tourist center. This is. This neighborhood is likely the reason so many tire of Bali quickly. Crammed with tour kiosks [...]

Our Safari Diving Adventure

Indonesia

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Our Safari Diving Adventure

Three days of diving has just flown by with barely a chance to realize it has passed. Even with six dives completed in Bali, we have barely scratched the surface of the water here- and at times the ocean floor was so picture perfect, it felt more like swimming in a aquarium. Unlike in Australia [...]

Diving the reef

The quintessential activity required when visiting the area of the world. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and there are a plethora of opportunities for every person to explore this wonderland. After much research, our group decided many months ago to scuba dive the reef via Live Aboard cruise- a three day, [...]