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!