The Reunification Express Train From Hanoi to Saigon & Going Home

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Our trip from Hanoi was a good one albeit long and arduous. We decided to take the train called the Reunification Express, which cost nearly the same as flights, yet more costly after you factor in hotels and food. The train was a 4 berth sleeper train with sleeping pads reminiscent of my days in jail […]

Night Diving In Roatan, Honduras At The El Aguila Wreck

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Night diving in Roatan Honduras is something special.  The waters are crystal-clear with 100 foot visibilities, currents are practically non-existent  and the water temperatures are consistently in the low 80s.  We had the opportunity to take a PADI Divemaster Program while living in Roatan for 3 months.  We got over 150 dives in the three […]

Cenote Diving In Playa Del Carmen - A Truly Unique SCUBA Diving Experience

Cenote Diving In Playa Del Carmen – A Truly Unique SCUBA Diving Experience

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Ahhhh back to Playa Del Carmen and Starbucks!!! Yes a Starbucks only half a block away from our hotel. Traveling around Central America one would think the coffee would be exceptional.  It’s not.  In fact, we found it terrible.  There were few espresso bars and the coffee used at guesthouses and hotels were schwill.  We […]

Whale Sharks In Utila - Failed Excursion and the PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Whale Sharks In Utila – Failed Excursion and the PADI Advanced Open Water Course

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Yesterday we missed out on the whale shark excursion due to a hangover. Evidently we really missed out since they saw 8 whale sharks.  Today we started our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. You can pick 5 “specialties”.  We chose Deep, Navigation, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Wreck.   We did two dives this morning, and […]