Diving the Catalinas

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 […]

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What I Heard About Costa Rica

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 […]

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Laying Over

I’ve said it before: there are a lot of moving parts when traveling in a pandemic. Costa Rica shouldn’t have been bad. They don’t require COVID testing for entry, so that was one logistical bar I didn’t have to hurdle (I did pre-trip testing anyway, and that was negative). And they don’t require an international […]

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Where the Waters Once Spoke

Delphi! The navel of the world. Spiritual center of Ancient Greece. The Oracle. This is where the ancients looked for wisdom and guidance. This is one of the places the Roman Emperor Julian, from his capital in Constantinople, turned when he attempted to restore paganism to the empire during his brief reign from 361 – […]

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