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Blue Corner Dive

We dove this week on Nusa Lembongan with Blue Corner Dive. The dive operation is owned by two Albertans, Andrew and Cody. Andrew actually worked for Murray a very long time ago at Snow Valley Ski Club. When we heard … Continue reading

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Creatures and Fish

We are spotting creatures both familiar and unusual in the waters off Nusa Penida, the island next to Lembongan. Our dive master, Herman, found this humongous eel today. He is like the grandfather of all eels! One my favourite types … Continue reading

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Mantas!

Today, we go to Manta Point. The boat ride there is a wild ride. The boat driver does not slow down cresting the large rolling waves and the boat, and its occupants, free fall back onto the water. It takes … Continue reading

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Day Two in the Current

Today I take my camera diving. Taking photos in the current is…..challenging. By the time I spot something cool (like a huge turtle), decide I should take a shot, zoom, I’m by it already. Then I figured out I can … Continue reading

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First Dive Day

Wheeeeee! What a ride! Our first dive in the waters off Lembongan was in a ripping current. We flew over the coral and sponges and fish. The second dive of the morning was more pedestrian in a gentle current. Murray … Continue reading

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Bonaire’s Last Gem of the Day

Dive Socks! Years ago, while on a dive liveaboard in Australia, there was a lady diver who wore colourful socks inside her dive booties. She said that the socks helped slide both her wetsuit and booties over her feet and … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Gem of the Day

Most of the diving off Bonaire is done on the west coast of the island where it is sheltered and calmer. Today we dove the east coast, or the wild side. We treat ourselves to a boat dive with East … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Gem of the Day

Flamingos! Our group of intrepid divers head to Washington Slagbaai National Park to dive some sites we have not done before. The drive is over paved roads then narrow concrete roads alternating with even narrower dirt roads. The landscape is … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Gem of the Day

Juvenile fish are always a treat to find. Most of the time they look nothing like the adult fish. Here are two photos of juvenile trunk fish at different stages. The tiny one with yellow dots is fondly called a … Continue reading

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Monday’s Gem of the Day

When we were in Bonaire in 2018, we had lunch at one of the food trucks along the beach by the airport. We went back there several times during our stay because the burgers were so tasty. We were sad … Continue reading

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