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Diving Atitlan

I might have taken a laid back approach to my week in Lake Atitlán, but there are plenty adventure opportunities on hand for those who want to be a bit more active while visiting this high altitude Guatemalan highlight -- paragliding off a volcano, hiking up a volcano, or diving below a volcano all come…

Bermuda Diving

Note: I'm temporarily jumping out of my chronological Central America trip coverage to tell you about my very last stop en route back to New York: Bermuda! We'll jump back into Guatemala soon. . The Bermuda Triangle. For sailors, pilots, and general seafarers, the thought of the mysterious region inspires pure dread. For divers, especially…

Roatan

I can't believe I'm writing this sentence, but... this is my final Photo of the Week from Central America... at least for now! Fifteen weeks have gone by since I first touched down in Nicaragua, and this final one had me waving goodbye to the region from the Honduran island of Roatán. I first vacationed…

Shark Diving

My regulator in, and my fins dangling gingerly over the ledge, I watched as the dorsal fins of two sand tiger sharks cut across the surface of the water. I turned to my dive buddy, who gave me a questioning "all clear" signal to inquire if I was ready to take the plunge to join…

Weeki Wachee

Guys. I am here today not with a flippant travel tale, but with a serious, significant public service announcement to share. Science and society have lied to you for too long, and I am here to set the record straight. Mermaids are real. I arrived in Tampa, Florida, as I have so many other times…

Chumphon Thumb

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…

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