Dive Like Royalty Aboard the Avalon II in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen

Dive Like Royalty Aboard the Avalon II in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen                             are these the Caribbean’s last pristine reefs? Dear Fellow Diver: After nearly a half hour, no luggage emerged onto the carousel at Havana, Cuba’s José Martí International Airport. I glanced at my watch. A woman standing next to me noticed and said, … Read more

Shark Attack

“Thump!” “I felt the impact on my back, but I wasn’t sure which part of me was hit. I felt myself being carried through the water like a helpless ragdoll. I remember hoping I wasn’t losing too much blood although after the initial impact I felt no pain. It turned into a dreamlike sequence, an … Read more

Green Turtle’s Historic Swim Connects UN Biosphere Reserves in Costa Rica and Ecuador

A Pacific green sea turtle satellite tagged in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park, has made a historical migration to Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park. Named Sanjay by researchers, the 117-pound male, is the first sea turtle to corroborate preliminary genetic data suggesting many of the resident sea turtles at Cocos Island were born on the … Read more