Central America & Caribbean

7 Basics for GoPro underwater photography

After getting my GoPro last year (see review) I have taken 1,000’s of photos and many videos during a few dozen dives, gaining practical experience on how to best use the GoPro underwater. I’ve learnt that if you stick to a few basics, the quality of your diving media can drastically improve. Go through the following 7 basic steps and …

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7 Essentials to Choose a Liveaboard

1. Journey  First and foremost your destination and desired route must match a Liveaboard’s itinerary. There are slight differences between operators, so check out their schedule and the divespots they intend to visit (weather can always change that of course). On my latest trip I checked the internet for liveaboards and multi-day tours to the Great Barrier Reef and I …

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Snorkeling with Manatees: great or tourist trap?

Manatees at Kings Bay, Crystal River As a diver I have many bucket lists, including diving with whale sharks, manta ray and sharks. Sea Cows (which include Manatees and Dugongs) are also on this list. Manatees are a protected, endangered species and when you’ll encounter one you’ll understand why: they are completely harmless and tame. Crystal River is home to …

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Review Liveaboards Cairns / Port Douglas

Liveaboard options in Cairns/Port Douglas When checking multi-day trips on diving at the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns/Port Douglas, there are various dive centers and liveaboards to choose from. The main ones are: 1. Mike Ball 2. Spirit of Freedom 3. Taka 4. Pro Dive Cairns Other operators are the Silverseries, who offer daytrips to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs and the …

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