Fluoro Diving for the New Year

How can you turn black into glowing yellows, oranges, reds, blues and greens? By doing what we call fluoro diving at night… Many divers have a preference as to what kind of diving they enjoy, whether it is wreck diving, drift diving, muck diving, or even night diving, just to name a few. All of these are great ways to have a completely different dive experience. Night diving is unique because, even if you were at the same site earlier in the day, you can usually spot many of the different nocturnal animals that were hidden, such as some of …

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Moby Duck

If I were to tell you that rubber ducks have revolutionized how scientists view and understand ocean currents, would you believe me? No? Neither would I, but you should because it’s completely true and one of my favorite science stories! In 1992, a container cargo ship from Hong Kong set out for Washington but encountered a rough storm during the voyage. One of the containers, filled with nearly 30,000 bathtub toys (rubber ducks, frogs, turtles, and beavers) called Friendly Floatees, fell overboard and somehow broke open, releasing all of the toys into the ocean. These plastic toys, like their name …

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Atmosphere on a brown beach in Dauin, just by Mount Talinis

We live on a brown beach. When you ask people what their favorite color is, they rarely say “brown”. Yet, many wonderful things that we love so much are brown in color; chocolate, coffee and in my case Marmite J.Whilst Marmite is a matter of opinion, we often equate coffee and chocolate to luxury and indulgence. What could be better than a fine creamy Italian coffee or a rich smooth chocolate dessert? (Did I mention that both of which can be found on our Atmosphere menus!?) So then why do most people associate a luxury beach with white sand when …

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