Category: Diving

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Getting Freedive Certified in Bali: Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?

“Before I freedive, I tell my body that it’s time to enter dream time. It’s time to go to sleep,” a freediver in Amed, Bali, told me. “Your entire body and mind relaxes.” After getting finishing my AIDA** Freediving Certification, I started to understand what he meant....

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A Q&A With Holly Ogden: Artist, Diver, and Activist

Holly Ogden has spent the past few years traveling as an artist, spreading her love of the ocean and life in general through her colorful paintings of beach scenes, leaves, and quirky coconuts. When I saw her work on display at the eco-friendly Summer X Salt...

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Penguin Island: Paradise for Pengos or Tyrannical Seagull Hell?

“Penguin Island? …Like, an entire island of penguins?” “Duh. That’s why it’s called Penguin Island.” I glared at my friend. How could I have lived in Perth for two years and not known about an entire island filled with penguins? Not just ANY penguin – the...

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Gnaraloo, Western Australia from the Water

I like when the sun burns white dots into the inside of my eyelids, like the marks left by extinguished cigarettes. It’s as if the sun has seared itself into my memory along with all the moments that happened underneath it. Last week, I showed you Red Bluff from...

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A Chilly Scuba Diving Surprise in La Jolla, California

The first thing you need to know is that Moritz has no interest in heights. He’d rather surf waves over razor sharp rocks than go bungy jumping, and simply doesn’t fathom the appeal of climbing something high and unstable. From my interpretation of this, he’d rather be...

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Becoming an Advanced Adventurer Scuba Diver on Koh Tao

Imagine you’re a high school student in a classroom. Imagine you’re the only student in the classroom. Imagine it’s something dreaded — like chemistry, or any math class. Imagine your teacher points at you and yells “POP QUIZ” every few minutes, like one of those water...