Category Archives: Scuba diving

A Fijian Lovo and more diving

After today’s Fiji diving in the Somosomo straight, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Fijian Lovo and entertainers from the nearby village.  A lovo is an ancient form of cooking in the earth giving the food a … Continue reading

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The Tuvaluans of Kioa in the Fijian Islands

After two full days of diving in Fiji, we are reducing our number of dives for the day so that we can visit a neighboring island.  One of the things I love about traveling with Oceanic Ventures is that they … Continue reading

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Fiji for Diving

I am headed to the South Pacific for scuba diving in Fiji. This is my second visit to this beautiful series of Islands. Both visits have included land and underwater excursions organized by Oceanic Ventures, Inc. Boris joined me on … Continue reading

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Rocky reaches 100 dives and the Elbow at Turneffe Atoll, Belize

Well it can’t always be fabulous.  After a terrific day of diving at the Blue Hole and Half Moon Cay, we tried unsuccessfully to reach one of the Atoll’s top dive sites, Lindsey’s Back Porch.  Swimming into heavy current for … Continue reading

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Diving the Blue Hole and Turneffe Atoll, Belize

We started our second day of diving with a “test dive” for the Blue Hole, a controlled 130 ft. dive.  (Our recreational limits are normally 110 feet.) For the test dive, we will be going to 115 feet and the … Continue reading

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Diving in Belize at the Turneffe Atoll

With just a few days of recovery from India and still jet-lagged, Rocky and I are headed to Belize for some post-semester diving.  Rocky is just as tired as I am.  He finished finals at 10 pm, moved out of … Continue reading

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Last Day of diving in the Philippines-Apo Island

This is our last day of diving in the Philippines.  In order to meet the time restrictions on flying after diving, we’ll do two long morning dives and come back to the resort for a late lunch.  To allow us … Continue reading

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Diving near Cebu off the Atlantis Titan

Today Atlantis has another adventure for us with an even earlier start.  We return to Wuthering Heights in San Jose by jeepney for a departure by boat to Sumilon Island, near Cebu.  We are riding on the Atlantis Titan a … Continue reading

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Diving in San Jose, Philippines

The Atlantis resort staff worked very hard to find ways for us to dive.  What should  have been dive day 4 and we are still unable to enter the water near the resort in the morning.  The dive staff leader … Continue reading

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Our first few days in Dumaguete, Philippines (and the one thing you never want to happen while diving)

In the morning we have our dive orientation and a tour of the dive shop.  It is very similar to the set up in Puerto Galera.  We unpacked dive gear, but the seas were rough and the morning dives were … Continue reading

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