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!
One of the things I believe that has attracted me to scuba diving, has been 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 started this blog while visiting and diving in the Philippines. It’s given me an opportunity to share some of those things with you.
A big part of this blog is about the Philippines, a country that I made my first dive trip to in 2007 while living in Japan. Over the years I’ve made many trips to the Philippines. I spent significant time there between late 2015 and early 2018, often staying for months. It was during that time period that I had the idea to start sharing some of my adventures and created this website!
I have of course dived other places than the Philippines since I started my blog so you will also find posts on the diving in Texas, Florida, Hawaii, and Micronesia. The Philippines though has been my focus. It’s a very special place! As a part of the “Coral Triangle” the Philippines has been called “the center of the center for marine bio-diversity” for the entire planet. Over the years I’ve made many friends there, along with diving most of the major dive destinations. As of 2022 I’ve reached over 500 dives in the Philippines alone… A respectable number for someone who has traveled there as a “recreational” diver. In 2017 I published my first e-Book. Underwater Adventures-The Ultimate Guide to Diving the World: Book One-Puerto Galera, Philippines
I want to mention ScubaBoard here and especially the Philippine Paradise Divers sub-forum. I found them in September 2007 while planning my second trip there. A great group of people who were very helpful! My introduction to Facebook later that year was actually a result of joining ScubaBoard and the Philippine Paradise Divers sub-forum. One of our members created a Facebook group and invited all of us. Becoming a member of Philippine Paradise Divers was the very first item on my Facebook timeline! After a long period of inactivity the group was resurrected on September 21, 2019. It rapidly grew into an amazing Facebook group with lots of great content related to diving in the Philippines! There you find a group where posts includes photography from some of the top photographers living in and visiting the Philippines, along with posts on environmental efforts, dive destinations, workshops, and trips. If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t these days) come by and have a look. While you’re there, why not become a member?