Snorkeling with Hawaii’s Turtles

By Tammy Peluso Every destination has its signature attraction; perhaps sea lions, Manta Rays or Whale Sharks. Without question, the stars of Hawaii’s underwater extravaganza are the turtles. Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), best identified by the single pair of scales on the front of their heads and their dazzling green and brown flecked shells…


Hawaiian Encounters

By Al Hornsby As we slide along a smooth sea in our big inflatable toward Oahu’s northwest tip, the shoreline that slips by is a mix of new and old Hawaii. There are stretches with a few scattered hotels and lovely homes nestled right against the beach, but much of the rest is undeveloped. Here…


Romantic Getaways – Hawaii

Kauai Text by Brad Doane Born of fire, Kauai has thrust herself from the sea and touched the heavens above. The island is a place of such extreme and sublime natural beauty that the harshness of everyday reality is forgotten and replaced with lush mountain tops and blue waterfalls. Under the magic spell of falling…


The Graceful Cuan Law

by Bill Harrigan This Elegant Trimaran is the Perfect Host for Your Next Luxury BVI Dive Excursion Cuan Law was sailing down Drake’s Passage Friday evening, with the sun setting in golden splendor off the bow and a full moon rising astern like a radiant white balloon. Explorers and pirates had sailed here 300 years…


Kona Aggressor II

by Bonnie J. Cardone Dive Cruising Hawaiis Warm Wonderful Seas Imagine yourself on the Kona Aggressor II, an 80 foot long catamaran, in the Hawaiian Islands. With its 28 foot beam, the boat provides a stable platform for the several dives you make each day. U/W, the average visibility is 100 feet; the water temperature…


Palau Aggressor II

by Cathy Church What a combination; extraordinary diving and comfortable luxury living aboard the Palau Aggressor II. The diving brought us here and the Palau Aggressor II will bring us back for more. I was on the boat for two back-to-back trips and we all had a fabulous time. At German Channel we knelt quietly…


Aboard the Febrina

by Stephen Frink Exploring Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea and Beyond In August of 1996 I was able to fulfill one of my long time underwater photographic ambitions by diving in Papua New Guinea. This would be a significant trip in terms of time and travel expense and I wanted to make sure I made…


Revealing the Wonders of Papua New Guinea

By Bob Halstead Mike Ball’s Telita Telita, Papua New Guinea’s first specialized live-aboard dive boat, discovered many classic sites. During the 1980s her guests shared the adventure of exploring a virtually untouched underwater paradise. Two main areas with complementary diving were developed. In Milne Bay, which boasts some of the richest and most beautiful reefs…


Sacred Realms, Egypt and the Red Sea

By Franklin J. Viola “Is it Safe?” This is the number one question I encounter every time I speak about my travels to Egypt and the Red Sea. I reassured my inquisitor that I had made six trips to the Land of the Pharaohs since 1993. Most recently, October 2000, I escorted a group of…


Red Sea Chronicles

BY ERIC HANAUER Riding a camel is like riding a boat, only different. There’s a pronounced swaying motion, something like an inflatable boat on a rolling sea. Only you won’t get saddle sore on a boat. Camels are sure-footed beasts, their padded paws squishing with each step as they delicately wind their way between sharp…