Irian Jaya diving pictures from Raja Ampat via Indonesia liveaboards 2004 photo galleries by Deb Fugitt.
Diving the Wild West by Deb Fugitt. Report from the 1st four Americans trip to dive the Raja Empat islands of West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya, Indonesia).
Five intrepid photographers explore
the reefs, pinnicles, mucky sand flats and coral forests of St. Vincent.
Well-Trained Eyes pay off for spotting unique critters!
Don's Theory by Margaret Bryant, describing
her favorite dive in the Philippines where the best creatures are found when one
of the group stays behind?
Diving Ghavutu is a tale from the
Solomon Islands. Steve Norvich contributes this tale of wonderful creatures found
in the shadows and sand around a World War II dock.
Can you dive the same site every day? Read "Special of the Day"
a Tale of creatures found during a 3 week stay and repeat visits to a particular "best dive site".
A Tale from a prolific spot for seahorses and a favorite dive spot
of this editor. Read A Christmas SeaHorse Tale
by Woody Mayhew.
Don't these Marines have anything to do except dive?! This tale
is a typical diving day in Okinawa, 200 foot visability, lots of interesting
marine life. Please read Just Another Day At Sand Island.
Underwater Dance Troop,
is an article on an inexpensive option for diving
Mexico's Pacific coast, an easy option for divers in Southern California, from
an author who lives in Okinawa.
The Rape of Indonesia's Reefs
is an environmental article from an industry editor which
includes links to many horrifying accounts of the destruction of the
reefs in the center of marine biodiversity on this planet.
Our first contribution from Okinawa is on
Night Diving for Cowries.
Have a look at a 4 day trip on Truth Aquatics' live aboard, Conception, in the
Channel Islands of Southern California.
Cold water too uncomfortable? See the dry suit instruction experience from an
experienced warm water diver's point of view in
Sophia Symeou contributed a story on the Diamond
Reef System, a method of teaching buoyancy control.
The Nitrox course wasn't in the plans and neither was the Nitrox Tale.
Deb, Maria and Sophie spent 10 days in the Red Sea aboard the
M.V. Sea Surveyor. Take a look at
Maria and Sophia's "Fish Eye View".
In June Waterlogged! was updated with a cute
office Tale from the Philippines and a report from the
Kingdom of Tonga.
Archives include Tales from the recent past including:
"Cave of the Custom Shark", a story from
Munda in the Solomon Islands, about diving with Solomon Sea Divers and
"Fishy Business", a fish Tale from the MV Solomon
Sea in the Russell and Florida Island groups of the Solomon Islands.
"Drivin' and Divin'", a land-based tour around Bali,
"Lembeh Strait - Creatures at Kungkungan Bay Resort",
from North Sulawesi, Indonesia where we counted 11 pygmy seahorses on one seafan. See
the creatures in the Gallery from Lembeh.
See more Tales from the Philippine Islands, Solomon Islands, Club Ocellaris, MV
Nautika, and others available in our Archives.