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Scuba diving

To all my non diving readers out there, I apologize, because this is two diving posts in a row! Don’t worry- we’ll be back on dry land soon :) It all started long ago when Mark and I spotted some super mysterious posters around Koh Tao encouraging us to “experience the wonder” of something “like the…

There’s nothing quite like waking up before the sun is up, hopping on a boat in one of the busiest dive areas in the world, and being one of the only two people descending into the ocean. Even with my Rescue Diver certification and over 100 dives, my unease in the dark and residual fear of…

Sail Rock is the most renown dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. And it’s kind of let fame go to it’s head. From Koh Tao, you can only get here via special pricey trips that some dive shops run once a week or so. the world famous Sail Rock I’ve been to Sail Rock twice…

When The Traveler Goes To Art School: Underwater Printmaking thumbnail

Welcome back to my series sharing a little bit of what I’ve been up to for the past four years, other than globe-trotting. Big surprise! It’s dreaming about travel. Well, and getting my degree in graphic design. Combine the two and you get a portfolio full of wanderlust driven assignments. Most of what you have seen…

Underwater in Five Senses thumbnail

The following is one of my homework assignments from my travel writing class at NYU. The prompt was to write about something using the five senses. After watching Disney Nature’s Oceans last night I was inspired to share this here. Sight. It is the sense that drives us into the ocean. To witness colorful coral, swarms…

Beneath The Sea 2011 Recap thumbnail

Like the New York Times travel show, I barely knew what to expect when I bought my ticket for the Beneath the Sea dive expo. I knew that the website was impossible to navigate, and so is New Jersey, where the show was located. Luckily I had use of a car that weekend so I had…

Bahamas Day 1: What Is A Liveaboard? thumbnail

The term liveaboard is pretty self explanatory: it’s a boat for scuba diving in which guests sleep on board, unlike a day boat operation. The benefits include time to travel to more distant dive sites, companionship of other divers and in the case of Blackbeard’s Cruises, a significant savings in cost. Via Blackbeard’s Cruises For $899USD…

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