Kadidiri in the Togean Islands, Sulawesi

Kadidiri in the Togean Islands, Sulawesi

The perfect day. After my usual lunch of rice and fish, and telling the lucky divers an envious goodbye as they left on the boat (I can’t wear fins with my feet still bad), I put a shirt on, grabbed my knife and camera, and headed for my favorite place in the...

Back to the Depths

My heart was beating a little fast as I hastily checked my regulator for good air. I was going to need it in about three seconds after I took a giant stride off the back of the dive boat and plunged into the gorgeous blue water around Ko Haa. In my head, I was praying...

Water Too Clear to be Real

As our small dive boat bobbed up and down in the choppy but crystal clear water, I suddenly realized that I had not been issued one vital piece of scuba equipment…. My mask! I jumped overboard with a splash and ran across the beach to the shack where I...

Diving Disaster on the Thistlegorm

I haven’t even found the pyramids yet, and today I already seem to have an evil-eye curse above my hut that would make the nastiest of mummies jealous. As mentioned below, I went on my live-aboard, 90-euro, three-dive extravaganza of the SS Thistlegorm outside,...

Advanced PADI Scuba Certified!

Yep, I’m officially going to be a PADI Advanced scuba diver. Well the good news is I decided to get off my lazy island hopping butt and do something productive on my trip. I signed up at a local dive shop to get PADI advanced scuba certified instead of just the...