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I may not have dove much in my three months back in Southeast Asia this fall, but I did dive well. For my final scuba day of the season, I set off for a morning at Chumphon Pinnacle. One of Koh Tao's most beloved dive sites, Chumphon is a deep ocean site about forty minutes…

Koh Tao Dive Site Spotlight

Confession: I'm kind of a scuba snob. What can I say? With hundreds of dives under my belt, I'm just not really interested in suiting up unless the visibility is perfect, the sun is shining just so, and the boat is headed to the area's top dive site. But for my most recent return to…

Sail Rock

I had high ambitions of getting my dive on on a regular basis throughout my three months back in Thailand. Unfortunately, bad conditions and a very low low season resulted in less boats going out, and lots of distractions meant I wasn't always on them when they did. But when I saw my friends at…

Diving Santorini

"So what did you think of the diving in Santorini?" A message from a blogging friend blinked on my screen. "Because I didn't want to tell you this beforehand, but it was probably my least favorite dive of all times." "Um, we go tomorrow," I replied, and tried to keep my spirits high. Diving in…

Diving Malta

Quick note before the post begins: The world may have me, but New York has my heart, today and every day. We're never forgetting. . . . . . . The best diving in Europe. Unmatched in the Mediterranean. That was just some of the hope-lifting praise I'd read and heard for the dive sites…

Photo of the Week 168: Koh Tao thumbnail

I'm back on Koh Tao and life is good! Well, life is all kinds of busy and hectic, but the mayhem is currently happening on my favorite little island in the Gulf of the Thailand, so it is good indeed. I'm all settled in with an apartment, a motorbike, and all my clothes unpacked in…

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