Tag Archive: Diving

Galàpagos on a Budget

  Swimming off the beach with turtles and sea lion pups, hanging out with 100 year old land tortoises or dodging penguin missiles shooting through the water; the Galàpagos is a wild aquarium… Continue reading

Heroes and migrating crabs in paradise, Providencia

Some 800km off mainland Colombia are the aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches of San Andrés and Providencia (Old Providence). Located close to Nicaragua, these islands have a fascinating history, having been… Continue reading

Top 10 Central America

It is impossible to draw up this list without having it dominated by one country: Guatemala. With its huge variety of natural attractions and beautiful culture, Guatemala has so much to offer. Having said… Continue reading

Getting Lost and Found, Finding Whalesharks, Panama

My dream to swim with whalesharks started more than a decade ago, but several attempts to see these majestic creatures have failed. As I was travelling south from Nicaragua I kept hearing stories… Continue reading

Sun, surf and starfish in Bocas del Toro, Panama

All roads lead to Bocas del Toro: whether you are seeking to party, lounge on beautiful white sandy beaches with turquoise water or surf a dozen or so breaks, Bocas has it all… Continue reading

Mexico Top 10

1. Dive or snorkel the Cenotes of the Yucatan 2. Walk the ruins of Palenque, Chiapas 3. Snorkel with dophins in Puerto Escondido 4. Sleep under the stars in the “estrellas” at Arquitecto,… Continue reading

World’s most beautiful lake, Guatemala

In the dark, I trudge up hill towards the summit of Indian Nose and the promise of a beautiful sunrise over the volcano crater lake of Atitlan. Behind me is my eight year… Continue reading

Caye Caulker, Belize

Paradise doesn’t come much closer than this. With “Go Slow” as its motto, snorkelling to rival none and seafood fresh from the ocean, Caye Caulker is a place to come for a few… Continue reading

Blue Hole Dive, Belize

Divers flock to Belize for the Blue Hole and while I enjoyed the dive, I personally found it underwhelming. There was little to see apart from large stalactites, visibility was disappointing and the… Continue reading

Tulum, Mexico

With beachside ruins, cabanas, cenote diving, Akumal’s turtle beach and Coba’s ruins all closeby it is easy to spend a week relaxing and enjoying life in and around Tulum. Most of the hostels… Continue reading