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woopa, james is back with a special diving post on grand turk!

his-dive-story-48aWell, everyone has been telling me that I have to fly to Grand Turk and dive there as it is just amazing. The reef wall is less than 5 min from shore, I mean literally, the minute you board the skiff, sit down, put your gear on and bam! You are there! Continue reading

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his dive story / 47

Hey everyone. I took a hiatus but that doesn’t mean that I have not been diving. In fact, I have been diving every week. I have tons to share with you.

This past weekend, I went both days on the Caicos Cat as my usual dive shop was closed for the low season. We had never stayed on island in September before as we usually travel but we decided to stay this year. The weather was hot and humid but the sea very flat and clear. Both days we traveled to the French Cays which normally is not my fav site but this time, I must say I am now a new convert!

The sites we went to were amazing and so full of life. We saw eagle rays, turtles, sharks, barracudas and dolphins. The reef wall drop off is deep and a bit dark in some areas. Spooky! The corals were all in fairly good shape. BTW, this time of the year, the dive boats are not overly crowded in fact, Saturday we only had 7 divers on board! Yeah man! It was great for me not for the operator though…. Please enjoy the videos.

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2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-3 I am starting to really enjoy taking pics with my new wide and macro lens along with the new compact INON flash. I am still playing with the set ups as there are so many variations!

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This past sunday, we went to Northwest point where I love to dive as the walls there by Amanyara Resort are just incredibly amazing to look at.

2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-4 2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-1Our first dive was at the Amphitheater and we took the right wall. I went down deep and turned on the HD video to show you the beautiful landscape.

Then there are the sea life including a very cool star fish stuck on a blueish/violet fan. Well, enjoy.

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2013-04-03-his-dive-story-iIt’s been a while since I did a post on our favorite Caribbean reef sharks but I felt compelled to do one after this past Sunday’s dive at West Caicos. We were at the Gully and immediately after I descended (first one to splash), there were 4 sharks swimming around me.

It was very thrilling even though I tend to take these predators for granted as we see them quite often in most of our dives around the TCI but for some reason today, it felt different….They appear to be bigger than the usual ones I normally see!! Help!  LOL!

2013-04-03-his-dive-story-11They were still curious and swam by us a few times. There was one that came straight at me to test me but I held my ground at the last minute and it just turned to the side. Whew! Enjoy the vids and pics.

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happy easter weekend

happy easter weekend friends! we are having a four day weekend, and for the first time we are not taking advantage of our days off to travel. we are staying home, and feel quite happy to have a long relaxing weekend on island.

i always miss my family during this holidays. we have the tradition of getting together to spend easter weekend at our family home in the north of portugal – we eat, drink, go for long walks, shop at the local market, and spend hours chatting by the fireplace with a glass of port wine!

so i try to make up for it with fun things to do on island. we went for drinks to the new bar that opened this week, right next to lemon 2 go cafe, – the sandbar – this place is going to be the perfect spot for pre and after dinner drinks. also we have booked to go for a special easter dinner at the new italian restaurant that is now open in grace bay area – via veneto – i am so excited to try it out!

wishing you all have an amazing weekend, hopefully with a bit os sun too! xx – j

ps – last year’s easter weekend in provo