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Raja Ampat, Indonesia ~ Perhaps the World’s Best Diving

“A truly fantastic diving experience . I have never been anywhere else that rivals the health of these reefs and the amazing diversity of marine life on every dive. It is a bit of a haul to get to Papua but it is more than worth the effort and a photographers dream. As always all […]

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Loving Current Diving ~Bonus~ Down Currents

I have been reminded by a few people that in my series on Loving Current Diving, I neglected to talk about down currents. Neglected would be the appropriate word. I chose not to talk about them for a simple reason. They can be scary! The idea behind the series is to help people love on […]

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SPECIAL DEAL ON AN UNDERWATER HOUSING

SPECIAL DEAL ON A HOUSING FOR A POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA! We are now NAUTICAM dealers! Are you interested in taking pictures underwater with your digital point and shoot camera? Email to get the details on this special deal for this housing! If you would like to house your point and shoot style camera and use […]

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Loving Current Diving ~ Part IV

  Welcome to the last installment of Loving Current Diving!   On our last dive adventure we had a number of divers who kept asking us to take them to dive sites without current. What I realized was that they simply had not been taught the skills. There are no specialty courses for learning to […]

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Loving Current Diving Part III

Loving Current Diving Part III   Are you salivating for those extra knots yet? If you are not quite sure, here are ways to use the current and reef structure in tandem to maneuver around in the current. Let’s start with my favorite, the Pinnacle or Sea Mount. On the pictures below, I’ve numbered various […]

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Loving Current Diving ~ Part II

In yesterday’s post (Loving Current Diving Part I) I talked about the major types of reefs and how current generally flows around them. Understand that there are ALWAYS variations on the theme. Now let’s look at how you want to actually move within the current to make your dive an enjoyable and safe one rather […]

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Loving Current Diving ~ Part I

Loving Current Diving: Simply a Game of Hide and Seek Part I Understanding Reef Structure I become sad when divers recoil about diving in current. It’s such a cool place to be. There is nothing more thrilling than being out on the front end of a pinnacle with current blasting. Why? Because that’s where all […]

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Profile of a Responsible Dive Guide

Today I read a blog from a photographer named Gary Hart. He shoots breathtaking images of nature especially focusing on Yosemite and the western US. His message was to literally watch your step so as not to damage our fragile natural world while taking pictures. I commented that we face the same issue underwater with […]

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Responsibilities of the Dive Guide

Yesterday I posted some of my favorite diver etiquette tips. I didn’t do it to sound all Martha Stewart but because often divers don’t realize the impact their behavior has on other divers and those that serve them while on a dive adventure. But what about the other side of the coin… what are the […]

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Dive Travel Tips from Mantagirl

We spend an average of 330 days away from home and have logged 12,000 dives between us. That means we have had a lifetime of “learning experiences” regarding packing and dive travel. You do it wrong enough times you learn to do it right! Here is a sampling of a few of our favorite tips […]

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