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Lembeh and Johan, a Winning Combination

Lembeh and Johan, a Winning Combination

I would have to thumb through old and current passports to come up with the exact number, but off hand, Anna and I have made at least 20 extended trips to Lembeh Strait in Indonesia since our first visit in 1999. There are many reasons for such frequent visits, but ultimately it boils down to two factors: the animals and the dive guides. In our travels, we have yet to explore another bottom that consistently attracts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh

Bali Revisited

Bali Revisited

Ten years is too long between dive trips to Bali. Lamentably, that’s roughly the period that has passed since Anna and I last explored the island’s underwater slopes for critters. After such a long hiatus, we finally make it back and find little changed except for the island’s buzzing motorbike population, which has grown exponentially. We’re here to join friends for 12 days of diving at Scuba Seraya—a charming dive resort, located a mile or two … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bali, Indonesia

A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

Shortly before our annual September stay in Bonaire, Anna and I receive an e-mail invitation to go night diving just outside the Lac Cai cut with a gentleman named Bas Tol. As it turns out Bas is part of a small group of dive guides, known as BASdiving, that specialize in taking small groups to unique dive sites around the island. In our case, Tol wanted to show off a set of unique night creatures … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Bonaire, Coral Spawning, Fish Spawning

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