Islands

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diving Koh Haa Lagoon, Koh Lanta Diving

Beautiful Koh Haa Lagoon

I had heard many great things about the diving in Thailand, but after seeing the visibility and professionalism, or lack there of from the crew during our snorkeling trip, I was concerned.  Fortunately, the crew from Scubafish were all foreigners working for an English owner and were very professional, knew what they were doing and provided good gear.  As for the visibility, which was anywhere from Continue Reading

Fiji

Simone’s First Impression: Fiji

Being up for over 24 hours probably wouldn’t do any place justice in a first impression, but after a flight from Anchorage to Seattle, Seattle to L.A. and a wonderfully smooth 10.5 hour flight on Fiji Air we stepped off the plane at 5am to wonderful tropical weather and tons of birds singing.  We had arrived in paradise!  We made our way through a quick and painless customs and found the Awesome Adventures desk to find out about a transfer to the marina.  We were told that the bus would arrive at 6:45am to take us.  We found a seat and took turns freshening up in the bathroom, we were only slightly badgered by the taxi drivers while we waited.  Around 7:15 (we were officially on Island Time) the bus arrived to take us to the marina.  After making a handful of stops we were thrown into the hustle and bustle of the marina and after no sleep I was finding it extremely difficult to understand anyone through their thick Fijian accents.  Continue Reading