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
After arriving in Port Douglas, a laid-back beach town on the north coast of Queensland, I started to get excited about seeing the reef. Diving the Great Barrier Reef has been on my radar for a long time, and I was only a short boat ride away. Simone and I walked around Port Douglas exploring the shops and restaurants and browsing the many tour shops that offered dive trips to the reef. After realizing that Continue Reading
Now that we had been at the resort in the Yasawas for a couple of days and worked out the vegetarian eating situation with the kitchen for Simone, we began to settle in and got used to Fijian cooking. When traveling to new places you just have to find out what the people are used to cooking and what meats and veggies are local. A burger in Fiji is not a burger you’d expect to get in most places. When in Fiji, stick with the fish if you want meat. We had set times for eating all meals, but this was turning out to be good for us since we had just come off a cruise where food was at our fingertips all the time. It wouldn’t hurt for us to eat a little less for a while.
We would end up spending five nights on Manta Ray Island where the workers were incredibly friendly and remembered everyone’s name Continue Reading