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Great Barrier Reef

Three Ways to Experience the Great Barrier Reef

It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket List, and since I’m a certified scuba diver, it was definitely on mine.  So when it came time to celebrate one of those milestone midlife baby boomer birthdays, I could think of no better place than the Great Barrier Reef.  In addition to exploring one of the world’s top scuba […]

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scuba diving cairns

Scuba Diving Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Sea Turtle Encounter

Hand stretched out, the piece of swaying seaweed I was holding beckoned the friendly Hawksbill turtle who’d been curiously circling us. He started swimming toward me…. It was my birthday. One of those “milestones,” so I wanted to do something special. Really special. I’d only recently earned my PADI diving certification, so it seemed like […]

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Magical Diving at the Cancun Underwater Museum

It’s nothing short of surreal… A man “on fire” with fire coral flaring out of his eyes, nose and ears… A small smiling girl looks up to the surface… A group of businessmen with their heads in the sand, oblivious to the world around them… No, these are not real people, but just a few […]

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belize diving

Belize Diving: Great for Beginners

The graceful beauty of stingrays, multi-colored tropical fish, swaying sea grass and coral, dawdling giant sea turtles, and yes, even the sand-papery skin of nurse sharks are part of the Belize diving.  Whether you do it once a day, once a year, or once in a lifetime… just do it! No Experience Necessary Belize dive […]

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Unplugged and Underwater: Mother and Son Dive Curacao

  These days, it’s nearly impossible for a mother to finds ways to bond with her teenage son that don’t include X-Box, dirt bikes or soccer. Family vacations are a great time to reconnect, but in planning a family trip to Curacao, I had an epiphany. Why not ask my teenage son to join me […]

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