Aquatic Critters

Saba Christmas 2014
Cozumel January 2014
Puerto Vallarta 2012
Julian's awesome aquatic adventure
Bali Week 1
Bali Week 2
Aussie Diving 2011
Whale Watching at Hervey Bay
Aussie Critters
Random Scooby pics
Scooby and The Great Escape
Scooby's Shopping Spree in Guam
Scooby's Adventures in Australia
Scooby in Bali
Scuba Bear Traveling
Saba Dutch Antilies X-Mas 2009
Saba Dutch Antilies X-Mas 2010
Cuba Spring 2011
Isla Mujeres July 2013

You know it's better down where it's wetter, under the sea

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Dream 35 years in the making.

I first started dreaming of diving Truck Lagoon when National Geographic put out it's Truk Lagoon edition.  Today that dream came true.  Lisa and I dove our first two wrecks and it was absolutely amazing.  The incredible state of preservation and the amount of artifacts and equipment of these ships is astounding.The lagoon and the islands themselves still have that 1930's "Biggles in the South Seas" atmosphere to them.  It is almost as if time stood still.  This illusion is quickly dispelled though when one gets into town and sees the rundown vehicles and piles of garbage in the streets and streams.  There seems to be a large alcohol problem and poverty is rampant. On the brighter side, the prices for food items are a pitance when compared to those in Canada.  There is a bakery right here in the hotel where we are staying, and they make the most amazing choccy bun conglomeration for $1.85.  It must have at least a dozen of these yummy buns all stuck together.  The bakery is certainly making up for the 14 days of noodles/weiner sandwiches for lunch in Bali.  We've decided that fattening up in Chuuk might be a good idea before hitting Australia where a cup of coffee is about $6.00.  We had a 15 hour layover in Cairns before flying to Guam.  Managed to burn through $200 for lunch, three rounds of coffee, and trip to and from the airport.

Pics to follow, got to run as I hear a choccy bun calling my name 


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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bali week 2
Had the pleasure of diving the same site 5 times.  Got to see the Giant Mola Mola.  Droped down to 50 meters (bad boy, dive limit is 35 meters) in order to get pics.  The Mola Mola(Sunfish) only rises shallowly enough to be seen by divers in two spots in the World, both of which are in Bali, only a couple of kilometers apart.  Saw Manta rays and a field of sting rays.  There must have been 30 or more sting rays in a 50 square meter sand patch.  The only bad part of this experience is the 50 to 100 other divers all mobbing the pour fish and scaring them away before more qualified and patient divers can get decent pics.  Hence the dive down to 50 meters which weeded out the preemies and newbies (inexperienced divers in scubaneses).  Lisa especially liked the Balinese massages.  One hour at $6 a pop.  Sure beats a $100 pedicure in Calgary.  All in all great second week and looking forward to next week and Truck Lagoon.
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