Belize, Central America: Diving the southern portion of the world’s second largest barrier reef. Glover’s Atoll about 26 miles from Hopkins, Belize was especially beautiful. Its also a world heritage site that protects grouper spawning.
Papua New Guinea: PNG has a wild and wonderfully rich underwater world. Diving was primarily in the Milne Bay region on the Southeast side. A nudibranch researcher recently did a two-week expedition in PNG and “discovered” nearly 25 new species. The bommie sites in the middle of nowhere had strong currents but the diversity was breathtaking. Shallower muck diving revealed a world of small animals and so many, many bright nudibranchs!
Dumaguete, Philippines: Strange is the “muck” diving on mostly featureless bottom but with a wild assortment of unusual critters. The beautiful pristine reefs of Apo Island are filled with amazing colors and diversity of animals. Plus, an exciting surprise…whale sharks!