UnBelizeable Diving!

Our first international diving trip since Covid did not disappoint. After a 4-½ hour direct flight from LAX, we landed in Belize City, Belize, and were transported to the Aggressor IV, our 138-foot floating home for the next week. Twenty divers in ten cabins, plus eight crew members, fit comfortably …

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Channel Islands National Park, California

Nothing says “I love you” like a whale watching trip on Valentine’s Day!   Hank surprised me with two tickets to take a boat out of Ventura Harbor with Island Packers, the official vendor of Channel Islands National Park in Southern California. Their boats take you to the Channel Islands (Anacapa, …

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Diving in Palau–The Video

On most of our diving trips I usually end up creating a video of the whole trip. In this case, we stopped off in Hawaii first in order to break up the long flights and travel time that it takes to get to Palau from Los Angeles. Our 2-week vacation …

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Diving in Palau–Wow! (Part Two)

Our first post was getting a bit long, so here is Part Two of our description of Palau and its wonderful diving. In the first post (Diving in Palau–Wow! [Part One]), we described the earlier dives of our trip, along with excursions to Jellyfish Lake and Milky Way. Here we …

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Diving in Palau–Wow! (Part One)

It took us a long time to get to Koror, Palau, but we are so glad we made the trip! We (and our eight dive buddies) traveled 7,174 miles across 17 time zones, flying from LAX to Honolulu (with our little tangential trip to Kauai—see previous post), where our flight …

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Curaçao Diving (Lion’s Dive Beach Resort)

December 2018 – Our last dive trip was in February, so we wanted to fit in another trip before the end of the year. Dive trips in the Caribbean are generally cheaper and easier to get to than traveling to Asia and the South Pacific. The diving isn’t as spectacular, …

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Raja Ampat (Indonesia)

From our 10-day dive trip to Raja Ampat (Indonesia). We departed from Sorong, West Papua and traveled hundreds of miles. See the ship (Damai II) in the upper left? We took this picture from a platform we hiked to…the only time we were off the ship…except for diving. We completed …

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