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Diving the Red, Dead, and Med: A Guide to Diving Israel’s Three Seas thumbnail

Israel: it doesn’t exactly spring to mind when considering the world’s top dive destinations. It doesn’t have world-class reefs, fleets of liveaboards, or wildly abundant marine life. But it does have something I haven’t found anywhere else in the world: the ability to, if the conditions are right, dive three seas in as many days. The…

One Final Splash in Egypt: Scuba Diving in Ras Abu Gallum thumbnail

I’m a proud PADI AmbassaDiver + this post is brought to you by PADI. I think every travel writer has had that moment where they stumble upon a place they are just obsessed with, a place so perfect they can barely wait to share it with the world… until that next moment where they think, what if I…

My Top Ten Liveaboard Tips thumbnail

Are you a diver ready to take the leap — or, more accurately, the giant stride entry, hardy har — into liveaboard diving? You’re in for a treat. If you’re sitting at home thinking, “what in the six-sided starfish is a liveaboard?!,” it’s essentially exactly what it sounds like: a dive boat with cabins that divers…

See the Red Sea: A Review of the King Snefro Liveaboard and PADI Travel thumbnail

It’s no secret I had a magical time underwater in Sharm El Sheikh. But what about onboard the boat? Liveaboard reviews can be tough to find, and I feel like it’s the kind of thing you really want an honest personal assessment of — considering there’s no escape once you’re onboard! So I’m writing the review…

Diving in Dahab, The Backpacker Star of Sinai thumbnail

Dahab stole my heart above the surface, but what about under the sea? The whole reason we’d planned our Sharm El Sheikh liveaboard was we’d heard a rumor that the coral reefs and amount of sea life there would outshine anything we’d see up in Dahab. Still, the dive scene in Dahab was legendary — how…

Inside My Bag: What to Pack For a Liveaboard thumbnail

If you’ve been reading Alex in Wanderland for a while, you know one thing for certain — packing light is not one of my strengths. But never has it been more important than when boarding a liveaboard dive boat! Tight quarters in the cabins, a specialized sport involved, no access to stores to replace anything you…

A Red Hot Red Sea Adventure: Four Days on an Egyptian Liveaboard thumbnail

Thank you all so much for your patience as I’ve taken a hiatus from blogging to focus on supporting my family through my mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Time feels more precious than ever but I have been missing writing and the connection it makes me feel to my mom, also a writer by trade — and…

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