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text 2018-07-29 13:51
Mesmeric Slow-core Soundscapes: "Scuba Diving"


When I was a small boy I loved everything deep-space-related. And then came SF: Space 1999, Blakes 7, Star Trek, Star Wars, the Moonshots...As soon as I realised that wherever you are in my Lisbon you're no more than around 10km from a completely alien planet that I could explore myself in my own "space suit". I was utterly hooked and have been ever since. I discovered Scuba Diving many eons ago, with a couple of discovery dives in Republica Dominicana. After that I was so taken with Scuba Diving that I got my BSAK qualification right afterwards. And then my Nitrox certification. 



If you're into shit like this, read on.

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review 2017-10-08 14:11
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In Over Our Heads (Stories from the Shore Book 2) - CJane Elliott

This is book #2 in the Stories From The Shore series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading in order.  


Anthony AKA "Tony" & Walter have a hot and heavy history that Tony is sure had its time and has since burned out.  However, fate has more than one surprise in store for this couple.  Can time and proximity change the result this time?


This book was such a roller coaster ride!  Lots of happenings in such a small package.  The MC's have excellent chemistry, however, I wish we had seen more actual couple time.  This series seems to be heating up.  Cannot wait to see what is next.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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text 2017-09-25 03:51
Raja Ampat Diving: A Guide That Every Diver Should Know

Many scuba divers have actually become aware of Indonesia's Raja Ampat diving. It is located in the beautiful Reefs Triangular, the coral reefs right here are breaking with biomass, from mantas to macro. The Clouds of baitfish flock healthy and balanced coral reefs heads, as well as turtles, travel the crystalized water. If Raja Ampat diving isn't really on your pail checklist yet, it needs to be. Right here are some of the suggestions on the best ways to begin preparing a journey and also just what to expect as soon as you arrive.



Ways to arrive.


Located in the province of West Papua, Sorong (SOQ) is the nearest as well as most practical airport terminal to get to Raja Ampat aquatic area. You cannot find worldwide trips going to Sorong, so you'll need to fly to Jakarta, Makassar, Denpasar, Manado or Ambon. The last 2 are specifically hassle-free if you're diving in the Maluku Islands or Sulawesi. As soon as in Sorong, the arrange diving plan will certainly identify your following action. Some liveaboards leaving from Sorong; while others leaving from the nearby place which is the Waisai island, obtainable by ferryboat. In case you have opted to dive from land, your hotel will certainly assist arrange your transfer.


Picking a dive procedure.


The majority of Raja Ampat's dive procedures in Raja Ampat operate on the expensive side. In case you could pay for a liveaboard, this choice is one of the most practical methods to take a trip, as the aquatic park is fairly large. You'll additionally have accessibility to further areas while you are staying on a liveaboard. You'll certainly discover a lot of liveaboard choices with a little bit of net study.


There are additionally great alternatives offered if you are on a budget plan. Select from abundant cost-effective holiday accommodation right here and also dive from among the islands, such as Gam or Kri, with the neighborhood dive stores.


Various other need-to-know suggestions.


Raja Ampat diving could include solid currents, that's why if you are not positive because of setting, it's finest to obtain some technique prior to the journey.


In case you are a professional photographer, you'll wish to bring both your macro lenses and wide-angle. Excellent eyes (and also great overviews) will certainly assist you to find little nudibranchs and also a lot of various other macro life also, probably also the reluctant as well as small Pontohi pygmy seahorse.


Preferred dive websites




This is really a name that you should remember because this is where the magic does genuinely occur. This coral reef showcases a number of manta cleansing terminals, which indicates you'll typically find these mild titans on a dive. Both varieties of manta rays check out the aquatic park on a regular basis. If you cannot find mantas around the area, do not fret - barracuda, reef sharks, tuna, institutions of fusiliers jacks, and also snappers will certainly give the enjoyment, as well as the vivid reefs, develop a lush background.




This is a prominent dive site where mantas concern feed, this superficial plateau falls extremely quickly, therefore the name. Be cautious of currents that could be rather solid below and also drop along the ridge. When mantas concern feeds upon the surface area this could additionally be a fantastic snorkeling area.




Stuck in between 2 islands, the watercraft flight alone makes this website worth a checkout. The dive does not have the globe's ideal reefs, there a number of caverns that you could check out, consisting of a pair where you could appear in the center of the forest trees. Currents could be fairly solid right here also, as tidal water will certainly be available in and also from the network relying on trend.




Melissa's Yard is perhaps among the very best coral reefs dives in the areaDive in Melissa's yard happens along 3 tiny islands, as well as the bordering coral reefs are absolutely nothing except amazing, with a significant selection of reefs as for the eye could see. This is a great place to look for nudibranchs and also pygmy seahorses, yet maintain your eyes peeled off for wobbegong and also blacktip coral reef sharks, in addition to education fish. Prepare to be astonished.

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text 2017-04-17 07:01
Cover Reveal - Breathless





A brush with death brings Leah closer to the ghosts she longs to find and throws her into the arms of the troubled scuba instructor who saves her.

Dale, an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, is haunted by his own restless spirits. He's on a hunt for forgiveness, and the Caribbean Sea is his hunting ground.

The peace they search for lies in the bond they never suspected they shared.



He breathes with me, using his pace to slow mine. It feels like too much. The stillness. Our breath as one. His touch against my face and unyielding gaze locked onto mine. I want to escape up to safety, but he won’t let me.

All I can do is trust him.









They say write what you know, so Jessica Bayliss did. Her story, BREATHLESS, was inspired by her own experience running out of air on a scuba dive—except without all the steamy romance and eerie paranormal happenings. Alas, real life. Obviously, she survived. Her genre-bending fiction holds a little something for everyone. A lover of ghost tales and horror since her days scanning VHS rental shelves—admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers—a touch of the mysterious always finds a home in Jessica’s work. Romance with a dash of supernatural. Horror with a bit of humor. You get the gist. Jessica also writes across age groups and is a firm believer in the motto: there is a new reader born every day, whether young or not-so-young

Look for her upcoming releases: TEN PAST CLOSING, a YA contemporary thriller (Sky Pony Press, Spring 2018), and BROKEN CHORDS, a YA horror novella (Leap Books, October 2017). You can find her story “Care of the Undead Dog” in ZOMBIE CHUNKS, which came out earlier this year. Read about all of Jessica’s books and stories here.

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I’m seventy feet below the Caribbean Sea, and I’m out of air.






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review 2013-09-01 00:00
Scuba Bunnies - Christine Loomis Sometimes they're scuba bunnies, but they also do some snorkeling, which is nice. Good book for a child who wants to be a marine biologist someday. And also a nice antidote to that awful [b:The Runaway Bunny|58922|The Runaway Bunny|Margaret Wise Brown|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348411757s/58922.jpg|2039654], where the mother keeps changing form in order to drag the baby back every time. Here mom just goes on with her life until the adventure is over and the bunnies come in for warm jammies and hot drinks.Or maybe that's just me that hates Runaway Bunny?Library copy
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