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St. Croix, USVI St. Croix, USVI
Caloosa - 11/04/2013 1:24 PM
St. Croix, USVI Dates of our trip were from Oct. 21-28, 2013. We stayed at Cottages By The Sea in Fredricksted, right on the ocean, literally 20 steps from our cottage doors to the beach!...great quiet place, and we recommend it to anyone who wishes a quiet nice homey atmosphere for a dive vacation. And great snorkeling with lots of fish, right at our doorsteps! We dove all week with N2TheBlue dive operators out of Fredricksted, less than a 10 minute drive from the Cottages. We contracted for 5 ...
Caloosa - 9/14/2010 12:37 PM
Bonaire Dive Trip September 4 - 11, 2010 Our much awaited trip to Bonaire finally happened! We flew via Insel Air directly to Flamingo airport in Bonaire in just 2 ½ hours. We had a great week of diving and snorkeling via boat, shore dives or just jumping in from our resort, Sand Dollar and then diving our own Bari reef as much as possible all week. Bari reef has had as many as 375 different species of fish identified there from REEF surveys, making it the most diversified reef in the entire wor...
Puerto Vallarta July 2007
Caloosa - 8/03/2007 12:36 PM
Enjoyed a week on the Mexican Pacific in July. Had a great time, both at our tremendous resort, Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta with its nine restaurants and two pools, marina, and beautiful beaches; and diving with Vallarta Adventures where they cater to your every whim. We dove in Banderas Bay, a great body of water and saw plenty of marine life from octopus, scorpionfish, blowfish, rockfish, groupers, angelfish, green, spotted and striped...
How to be a good dive buddy, basic & simple
Caloosa - 5/23/2007 12:00 AM
How to be a great Dive Buddy... When scuba diving, it is likely that you will be diving without the direct supervision of either Divemaster or Instructor. Whether you buddy up with a stranger or bring your own dive buddy, try these simple guidelines for a trouble free partnership: Define a Comfort Zone: Max depth, time, activity level and water conditions should be within the comfort zone of the lesser of the divers, even though a more experienced or fit buddy may be restricted by them. Select C...
Gulf of Mexico Closed Gag Grouper Proposal
Caloosa - 3/14/2007 12:00 AM
For those Florida divers out there who may be spearfishers, this may be of interest to you, as it is to me. This is a time sensitive blog. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is meeting soon to decide the NEW REGULATIONS FOR GAG GROUPER, including: Bag Limit of One (1) Fish per Person Five Month Closed Season (Dec.-April) These regulations will be based on their “findings” that recreational fishermen (which also includes Charters and HeadBoats) KILL (not “release”) almost two pounds (1...
The Pros and Cons of Liveaboards
Caloosa - 3/09/2007 12:00 AM
Since I will be shortly going on a liveaboard trip, I wanted to be sure I was prepared for both the positive and negative experiences that may occur, so I did some research to find out more about liveaboards and I`d like to share some of these findings in this blog. Pros for liveaboards are: You will not be transporting your dive gear back and forth from car or room to boat or dive site. It`s there where you`ll need it for the duration of the trip. Most crews will be overly helpful (of course, t...
Grand Cayman: Memory Notes Grand Cayman: Memory Notes
Caloosa - 2/18/2007 12:00 AM
We left for our first dive trip to the Caymans...scheduled to coincide with Pirates Week celebration in Grand was warm...rained almost everyday of the trip...sometimes heavy tropical rains lasting all day...nonetheless, diving was great. Most Pirates Week activiities postponed so we missed the pirates landing in Georgetown, the parade, fireworks, and town street dance, so much for Pirates Week fun... Besides the seven recorded dives...we snorkled five times: twice at Coral Sands...
Getting Thru the Winter in SW Florida Getting Thru the Winter in SW Florida
Caloosa - 2/16/2007 12:00 AM
It`s now mid February, and although I live is SW Florida it seems that I really haven`t been able to get out diving as much as I`d like. I know this must sound pretty lame to those of you who are living in the cold climes, but to me, I`m getting real dehydrated and long to get wet a lot more often then I`ve been able to lately. This is the time of year that I annually get my equipment checked out at my local scuba shop, and upgrade to new and better equipment for myself. This year I have purchas...