Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day but not too hot and with a nice sea breeze. We decided to take the afternoon doing a leisurely bike ride around the 30km (19 mile) loop of Grand Cayman’s East End with the objective of stopping to take pictures at each of the hidden beaches along the way.… Read More The Secret Hidden Beaches of Grand Cayman’s East End
Associated with cheap margaritas and closing time shots, even the word ‘Tequila’ causes shivers down the spine of those who have been bitten in the past. For the longest time, I never even considered Tequila a sophisticated beverage to be savoured due to its rather unsavoury reputation. Yet it has become apparent that my opinion… Read More Tequila. Misunderstood and Vilified – But it’s my new Favourite Spirit! Here’s why.
The Balboa has long eluded me. For no other reason that its precarious position right in Georgetown Harbour prohibits access but for quietest of days – free of cruise ships and container ships. Due to this lack of ready access, many other dive sites around the Georgetown area are preferred by local dive operators for… Read More Shipwreck: The Balboa, Grand Cayman
Although for the most part, the vast majority, if not all, the countries that I have visited have been full of friendly and hospitable people, some stand out in particular for having a notably high level of downright friendliness. In our modern world, there seems to be a huge movement towards shunning traditional stereotypes, which… Read More Travel Thoughts: Top Five most Friendly Countries I have visited
I am only diving the weekends right now. Fortunately, the quality of diving has been really great with tons of fish life, and other marine animals too. December is ‘Shark Month’; The resident population of sharks here are returning once again to shallow waters after spending the summer a lot deeper avoiding the warmer water.… Read More Photos: Diving with sharks in the Cayman Islands
Locally we call it ‘Sunday Funday.’ Sundays are typically the first day of the diving week. Most people fly down to the Caribbean on a Saturday, and start their diving the following day. What this means is that Sunday can be a bit of a nightmare! For many, it’s perhaps their first time back in… Read More Advice: Five ways to Avoid the Most Common ‘First Day’ Problems on your next Dive Vacation.
Some time ago, I spent a couple of weeks working with two guys from a company called Reef Smart Guides. Each day we headed out on the boat to all of the dive sites of Grand Cayman’s eastern shore, and they conducted in-depth research into each and every single location. The idea was to collect… Read More Book Review: Reef Smart Guides – Grand Cayman
“Oh powerful Maximón, help me with all of my actions and with any dangers that may arise that I may need assistance. If I need help in matters of love, you will draw the one I love closer to me. If it be business, that I will be successful. If it be enemies, that you… Read More Interesting: Did you know that there is a philandering, liquor-swilling, and chain-smoking Guatemalan Saint of Vice?
I want people to dive. It keeps me in a job, and it helps drum-up passion for the Earth’s oceans; which is important now more than ever. But, for many folks who have thought about learning to dive, there maybe some niggling concerns that prevent them from making the leap into becoming an ambassador for… Read More Diving: The 5 most common reasons that people fear learning to SCUBA dive.
A friend of mine from way back when has started his own online health and wellness coaching service which takes a holistic approach to fitness of both mind and body, and how the two are intrinsically linked. His company is called Theseus Body and Mind – check it out! As the nature of my lifestyle… Read More Podcast: Talking with Cameron from Theseus Body and Mind