Malapascua Island, Visaya Group, Philippines About the Island This tiny island is only about 1km by 3km and lies 8km off the north end of Cebu island in the central Philippines as part of the Visaya group of islands. When the Spaniards arrived here it was a stormy Christmas Day. They thus named it Malapascua [...]
All Macro. All the Time. My First Muck Dive We were first introduced to the concept of muck diving way back in 1996 during a trip to remote Papua New Guinea. It didn’t sound very appealing to me, I’ll admit. I had a vision of low vis and well….muck… slimy, ooey-gooey, harbor sludge. What fun [...]
As most of you know, Sharkman and I are busily making our way through the Philippines to find you the best diving, the most exclusive resorts and the friendliest people on the planet! Along the way I’ve put together a couple of short clips to show you the amazing macro life under the sea. It [...]
Tuesday after a long holiday weekend, a full email box, the start of the school year….and to top it off it’s raining (at least where I am in Florida today). So instead of a long read, here’s a 40 second video I made yesterday on how a trunk fish grows up! Enjoy!
Whale Shark Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving and a Beautiful Villa too! *Snorkel with dozens of Whale Sharks – The largest gathering in the world! *SCUBA Dive the coral reefs and wrecks of Isla Mujeres, Mexico *Chill out at our MAGNIFICENT 10,000 sq ft PRIVATE VILLA pool or hit the beach! This is a TRIO of adventure [...]
Ha, I truly don’t feel like I am writing from the “field”, more like from the lap of luxury. Sharkman and I are always looking for the next greatest way to add something special to our diving adventures. Recently, we’ve discovered the villa experience and it’s getting rave reviews! The Culprit At the moment, I’m [...]
Truk Lagoon; February 17th, 1944: Kimiuo Aisek, a young Chuukese teen, watched transfixed as American planes descended on Truk Lagoon, a remote Micronesian atoll in the vast Pacific Ocean and the headquarters for the Imperial Japanese Combined Fleet during WWII. It was called Operation Hailstorm and among other things, was supposed to be payback for [...]
Underwater Pictures for your Memorial Day weekend! This Memorial weekend not everyone can be diving….including us! So if Muhammad can’t go to the mountain, we’ll bring the mountain to Muhammad… Enjoy a few of Sharkman’s underwater shots…… and your weekend, whatever you do!
Is your spouse addicted to Nitrogen? Feeling like a dive widow? Here are some ideas. This one’s for you, the “non” diving spouse. Are you often left on your own at a dive destination for the day while your spouse has the time of their life out diving the big blue? Do you resent the [...]
I was messaging with a friend of mine after my last post went up (5 Responsibilities of a Certified Diver). He told me he was going to recommend my blog to his new Open Water class tonight. So we started talking about how cool it was to be an instructor and watch students take their [...]