When viewed from space the planet Earth is very much a “blue planet”. Not surprising as almost 71% of the Earth’s surface is water!
That part of our planet that is beneath the waves is still largely unexplored. Those of us who are divers are fortunate to see things up close and personal that the overwhelming majority of human beings never do! New species continue to be discovered every year. Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences during an expedition to the Philippines in 2015, discovered over a 100 new species in the Philippines alone!
I think one of the things that has attracted me to scuba diving is the opportunity on practically every dive to see something new that I’ve never seen before. The more we dive I’ve discovered, the more we see!
I’ve lost track of how many times people have asked me, “aren’t you afraid of sharks?”! I can still recall the first time I saw a shark while scuba diving, and that (in spite of “Jaws”) I was much more fascinated than afraid. I’ve made 6 trips (so far) to Malapascua Island in the Philippines to see Thresher Sharks. One of my best dive trips was to Tubbataha where we saw sharks on practically every dive. In August 2017 I traveled to Palm Beach County, Florida to dive with sharks there (read about it in my blog). What we see in the movies or in the news does not always represent reality!
Practically every vacation I’ve been on since 2007 has revolved around scuba diving. I’ve written fairly extensively about my adventures on online forums like www.scubaboard.com. In August 2016 I started this blog. I’d decided that it was time to have my own website and to write on a more regular basis.
In February 2017 I published the first of what is a planned series of eBooks on different dive destinations. The plan is to have a condensed version of information needed to plan a dive vacation something I have quite a bit of experience with. The series is titled “Underwater Adventures-The Ultimate Guide to Diving the World”.
I’ve started with dive destinations in the Philippines, a country I’ve been visiting since 2007. I’ve been fortunate to have dived most of the world-class dive destinations that the country has to offer! Book One is on Puerto Galera, Philippines. Check it out on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBXB67R
Don’t think the Philippines will be the only country I write about though! I have many trips planned throughout Asia and Micronesia so stay tuned!
Life is what we choose to make of it I’ve discovered and I’ve chosen to live mine as an adventure! I look forward to sharing my adventures with you as I travel and explore life here on our blue planet!