Bonaire's Practical Secrets

As part-time Bonaire residents, my husband and I have picked up a few things we’d like to share with all visitors. These tips are not endorsements, simply things we’ve learned in the past 16 years, sometimes the hard way. You can find restaurant, hotel, and dive operation reviews on the Internet but I hope this … Read more

Shark Stroking: Free Diving with Great Whites

A call I got recently from Dr. Chip Scarlett of Austin, Texas got my attention. “You have to drop what you’re doing and check out these white shark photos on this guy’s website,” he gushed enthusiastically into my speaker phone. “C’mon, Chip,” I yawned. “I’ve seen more white shark images than a sea lion at … Read more

The Big Difference Between Day Boats and Liveaboards? The Customers

I do a lot of dive trips abroad, about a dozen each year. I recently enjoyed a two-week liveaboard trip in the Red Sea near southern Sudan, followed by a similar amount of time shore-based in Bali, Indonesia. In each case, my fellow divers were British, French, Belgian, German and Dutch but could have been … Read more