Category Archives: Dive

He’s a certified bubble junkie now!

Finally! After his first attempt was thwarted by clogged sinuses, yesterday and today the young man did his 4 check out dives and did a great job! Not until the last minute did I know if / that I would … Continue reading

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First day of diving!

It has been quite a long while that Julius started his dive course, then we struggled to find a weekend that everyone could commit to for the open water check out dives, and when that finally happened, Julius’ sinuses were … Continue reading

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Bubble Junkie?

Today is the big day! After weeks of classes and pool session, now comes the time for the young man to rig his gear, listen attentively to the dive briefing, help push the boat into the ocean and hop into … Continue reading

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Violin & SCUBA

Full program today. After an unexpected morning run, over breakfast and getting ready for violin, Julius asked “Don’t I have SCUBA today?”. And yes, apparently over all that party planning I had forgotten about his SCUBA schedule and we quickly … Continue reading

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First Fiji Dive

Sunday: I woke up quite early and could not continue sleeping, though i tried. At 6AM “finally” the alarm went off … we got ready for our first dive experience in Fiji ! yeah … At 7 we took a … Continue reading

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Red Sea Diving (Egypt)

8/31/01 – 9/7/01 First time experience of the Red Sea on board the Lady M Travel: Nightmare with Happy End The basic plan to go to dive the Red Sea was born on the last trip when I learnt about … Continue reading

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Wind Dancer Grand Turk

4/28/01 – 5/5/01 My most recent dive vacation was a Peter Hughes’ Wind Dancer Live-aboard trip, cruising Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos. The second time on this boat, although in a location which I only knew from land-based … Continue reading

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Cayman Divelodge

1/28/00 – 2/2/00 If you like swimthroughs and caverns, Cayman’s east end is paradise for you! After this whole millennium-schmillenium frenzy (and with the temperatures in NYC dropping to 0F) I decided very spontanously to book a trip. And still … Continue reading

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White water rafting on Tully River

10/12/99 That was a very nice idea to throw in a non-dive related action day into this whole package. Gives you time to gas off and prevents from totally getting scuba’d out. We had again and early morning pickup and … Continue reading

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On the Super Sport to Lizard Island

10/8/99-10/11/99 The first dive boat on that trip, the Super Sport. Accommodations Yes .. ok… so we booked “budget” .. but that cabin was really a challenge … very tiny … loud (right at the anchor chain .. and it … Continue reading

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Multi boat and action trip Great Barrier Reef, AU

10/5/99 – 10/07/99 I was well aware, that this long travel will be anything but easy, but I was surprised. Some things were more easy than I thought, others extremely annoying … I hope that this little experience report will … Continue reading

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Wavedancer, Belize

8/14/99 – 8/21/99 This was my 3rd trip with Peter Hughes liveaboards and it was again a very interesting experience and a lot of diving. I just returned and have a hellufa schedule ahead this week, so right now I … Continue reading

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Diving in Spain

7/31/99 – 8/1/99 Wow, spontaneous divetrip to the depths of the mediterranean. I heard 10 days before that business matters would have me flying to wonderful Barcelona, and a quick glance on the map revealed that there was plenty of … Continue reading

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Dry Suit special course @ Dutch Springs

6/12/99 – 6/13/99 What makes people to jump into cold, murkey puddles ??? After 156 dives in the caribbean, I just had to find out. So, I went to Dutch Springs a quary in Pensylvania, about 1.5 hours drive from … Continue reading

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Caribbean Explorer: Statia, Saba, St. Kitts

5/1/99 – 5/8/99 Hmmm, how did I come across that idea, I think it was my buddy Ivan, with whome I planned on going to Cozumel together, but our schedules did not work out. He mentioned the Caribbean Explorer, cruising … Continue reading

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