Back in front of the class at the Green life Academy. Last week we assigned teams of 2 students to create a project on their assigned endangered marine creature. Emily and Christa were team Turtle and handed in a great paper on the problems the turtles in Costa Rica have to face. This is their conclusion: Continue reading
Yesterday was an awesome day to dive! Just picture the day of 3 Norwegian girls just travelling Costa Rica and then deciding to get PADI certified. They called us up last week, made the reservation and 3 days ago they were sitting in the classroom behind the video. Now after 2 long days of theory and pool they were ready for dive 1 and 2 of their open water course. Continue reading
Yesterday we were back in the classroom with the kids :) This time our lectures were about recycling. Did you know it takes about 2 years for a cigarette bud to disappear? Not only that, but what happens when it gets thrown on the beach? High tide takes it into the ocean where it will float and most probably end up in a stomach of a fish or turtle. (this is only one of the main reasons we do not allow smoking on our dive boats) Continue reading
Last week we had our first class day at the Greenlife Academy (the international school here in Coco) We are determined to teach the kids about the ocean and all the problems the humans are causing towards its habitants. Continue reading
Being in a tourist dive destination, we get divers from all over the globe. Many a time have I been at a happy hour talking about our dives and then it started, North Americans and Canadians speak about where they dove, (just as I always do, even though I know it is not grammatically correct) and then the British speak about where they “dived” This very confusing for the rest of the world whose first language is not English. Continue reading
The new year has started off pretty busy with loads of interesting and fun divers from all over. This time and age the single dive travelers group is growing and it never seems to be a problem to be solo because in general divers are a pretty social breed. Contacts start in the morning in the shop and continue on the boat and expand into friendships at happy hour. Continue reading
Lovely fisherman running over the dolphins on purpose. Taken yesterday.
If you remember a few months ago I wrote a couple of articles on dolphins/whales in captivity. I spoke specifically about ‘The Cove’, otherwise known as Taiji, a small fishing village in Japan. Continue reading