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October in Indonesia

October in Indonesia

As I’m fond of saying, “If you love nature, there is no better place to be than underwater.” Anna’s and my fall 2012 trip to Indonesia with a group of friends illustrates this point well. On the first part of our month-long visit we explore the northern fringes of Raja Ampat, in far eastern Indonesia, aboard the luxury liveaboard Dewi Nusantara. Past visits to these less-traveled waters had proven extremely productive, so we arrange our October … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh, Raja Ampat, Uncategorized

Bonaire – Always Something New

Bonaire – Always Something New

Forty-two years now I have been going to Bonaire—an arid mountain tip of a southern Caribbean island with the best shore diving on the planet. The rocky 25-mile stretch of her protected western coastline grants us the rare freedom to access marine life on our own terms. And best yet, even after 30 extended visits spanning four decades Anna and I are only beginning to scratch the surface of what the island’s waters have to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bonaire, Coral Spawning

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