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Lembeh Fish & Critter Hunt – Week Two

June 22, 2012

June 2012 ~ Earlier this week I posted photos from the first week of our Lembeh Fish & Critter Hunt with Eco Divers Resort Lembeh. We sadly said goodbye to our friends from the Octopus Army and greeted a new crowd for Week 2 and wow, another super adventure! The group embraced the hit list of 30 animals with gusto and with the help of our superb dive guides, most had checked off the entire list by mid-week. One of … Read more

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Lembeh Fish & Critter Hunt – Week One

June 16, 2012

June 2012 ~ We are blogging from the center of Lembeh Strait, Indonesia this week. When I say we are in the center of the Strait, that is where we are, literally – out on Eco Divers’ day boat, posting through the miracle of  Wi-Fi. This pinhead sized shrimp, photographed by Wendy McIlroy, exemplifies the reason we keep returning to Lembeh. Ned and I made our first dive here in 1999 and since, have made the 44-hour trip from our … Read more

Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak … At Last!

April 19, 2012

Update October 2014: I first heard of Kopi Luwak in 1999, when our chef friend asked me to try to find it for him when we visited Indonesia. As related in my post below, it was nowhere to be found in the areas of Indonesia where we traveled until after it was made popular by a movie. Since this 2012 post, I have seen many articles online about the poor treatment of civets; including taking them from the wild and … Read more

On the Road: Blue Heron Bridge Dives

November 7, 2011

Since this summer’s launch of Blenny Week, we have been on the go! Some planned and several unforeseen (but necessary) road trips have kept us running. Three short trips were all we could manage to Riviera Beach’s famous Blue Heron Bridge.  We owe much of our success there to the local crowd, known to some as the Mucksters (a subset of whom are also known as the Ladies of the Muck), who dive the area every week and share their … Read more

Bonaire cave article

Bonaire Postcard

September 14, 2011

From the archives: Originally published in Scuba Diver AustralAsia for their “What it Looks Like” series, our contribution was written after a visit to one of Bonaire’s caves:  

I Love to Dive

July 31, 2011

Some years back, Scuba Diving Magazine asked if we would provide video content to accompany the articles we write for the publication. I have carried a video camera underwater with me for years, to help me identify fish and invertebrates and to record their behavior. I would occasionally turn the camera on my dive buddies if we found ourselves in an unusual or humorous situation, but generally had very few wide-angle scenics with or without people. In 2007 I created … Read more