Dive trips are really special to me. They are my down time, just take it easy, don’t sweat the small stuff trips. I feel little pressure to do anything, and that’s a great place to be. I set a base itinerary, which mostly consists of “go diving,” and I leave most of the details to […]Read More Dive Trips are Another Thing Entirely
Sometime in mid December I dropped off my regulator at the local dive shop for annual servicing. I had a long conversation with the person working there about my upcoming trip and specifically asked if it would be done in time. She said that yes, no problem, it would be done by the end of […]Read More Diving the Catalinas
As we explored the seafloor at the first site of the day, Argentina, something struck me as being very different from my previous dives. The ocean isn’t silent, by any means, but there isn’t a lot of sound. This place sounded different. It sounded … like whale song: an eerie, haunting moan that resonates with […]Read More What I Heard About Costa Rica
The plane hurtled up the runway in Nassau, gathering speed, and I looked out the window, ruminative, thinking about the week I had spent on a boat with strangers (I met Trish in January when I went to Cozumel, but didn’t really know her very well before this trip). As the wheels lifted off and […]Read More So, On Monday…What Happens?
The captain gave us all the instructions ahead of time: what we were to do in preparation and how we were to behave Really, he just wanted us to stay out of the way of the crew. I’ve personally gotten better at that as the week has progressed. But first, there was time for one […]Read More Sailing Toward Home
We stepped off the dinghy and onto the hot sand of Allen’s Cay, our feet touching dry land for the first time in 4 days. When we arrived, we found a large group of lizards waiting as if expecting us, and more soon began to slink out from the shelter of the gnarled trees. They […]Read More I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means