Dive Log

Sample of Dive Trips

Caymen Islands
1980s, 1990s, 2003

When we first went to Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach had 4 hotels on it. The diving was fantastic. I went again late 1990s and there were so many hotels the beach was barely visible. The diving was nice with the reefs in ok condition.  Photo at right is from a 2003 trip to Little Cayman.  Much less crowded but more challenging diving.


Very beautiful calm diving. Many of the dive sites are on a small island a couple minute boat ride from the main island called Klein Bonaire.


A great island for diving and hiking. The diving was excellent with great visibility and no currents. Lots of sea life including turtles, moreys, barracudas, flying fish, spiny lobsters, etc. One of the unique dive sites is Champaign which is an area where hot air bubbles up from the ocean floor.

2006 & 2008

This was a fish collection expedition sponsored by the New England Aquarium. Nine paying volunteers, 3 staff people from the aquarium, and 3 crew were on the boat for a week collecting specimens for the aquarium. There were 3 to 4 dives per day. Divers went down in teams of 2 to 4 depending on the targeted specimen. On this trip, about 350 specimens were collected and air freighted back to the aquarium.


The best diving. Beautiful coral, an abundance of sea life, an incredible variety of fish, warm clean water, and warm people. I spent 9 days on the live aboard, Manthiri, with 11 great people on a trip organized by Mass Divers in Natick, MA. The crew of the Manthiri is fantastic, headed up by Moosa, one of the most knowledgeable and friendliest, divemaster you are likely to find and a great photographer as well. The highlights of the trip were the whale shark and the manta rays.


Two destinations -  Dumaguete  and Cebu. The diving was good but not great due to lower visibility (15-30 feet) from a fall typhoon and earthquake that stirred up the water. Some dives were in locations with all sand or muck bottoms with lots of small interesting creatures (ghost pipe fish, pigmy seahorse). Other dives were all coral. In Cebu, it was all wall dives. The diving at Apo Island was excellent. Beautiful hard and soft coral.


Nice diving, beautiful land from lush rain forests to desolate lava.


Very nice easy diving with typically excellent visibility

Baja, Mexico

Wonderful trip to the southern part of the Baja pennisula.  Both the Gray and Blue whales were migrating north stopping to give birth here.  The Gray's were very friendly.