Swimming with Sharks in Raja Ampat

Check out this sweet video of Autumn and I swimming with reef sharks around the jetty at Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The sharks, which ranged from 2-3m/5-8ft and lived around this jetty, seemed harmless enough to make risking a swim in the shallows worthwhile. Giant clams, pristine coral reefs, and TONS of sharks made this snorkeling adventure one of the highlights of our trip around Raja Ampat.

Island of Strays: En Media Res

Based on surreal events, Island of Strays is an illustrated retelling of a true story so crazy it could only be hecho en Honduras.

Freediving at Electric Beach, Oahu

Free diving at Electric Beach, Oahu from thescubageek on Vimeo. A day of free diving in around the thermal exhaust vents at Electric Beach, Oahu. Fish and turtles love to congregate in the warm water pumping from the pipes. Strong swimmers can free dive into the exhaust stream and rocket hundreds of feet out to sea. Weeeeeeee!

Scuba Diving Spooky Channel in Roatan, Honduras

Eons ago during the last Ice Age, an ancient waterfall cut a massive gorge through the very foundations of the island of Roatan. Millennia later, the ten-storey canyon at Spooky Channel rests just under the ocean surface, inviting Advanced Open Water Divers to shine their torches into this monolithic marvel. You begin the dive in murky green shallows of the Sandy Bay lagoon. The eerie visibility for which this site earns its “spooky” status will gradually engulf you as you follow the rocky bottom deeper into the grotto. You’ll feel almost overwhelmed as the channel walls slowly rise and close in from both sides. At 12m/40ft, you’ll plunge through a large dark hole leading straight down.* The sun is quickly » read more «