Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Palau Dive Trip 2007

Crystal inspired me to finish my slide show. You can check out more amazing underwater pictures of Palau on her blog here
. My trip to Palau was everything I expected and more! We spent four nights and five days on Palau. Most of the time we were diving and exploring under water so we didn't get a chance to explore the island as much. When I come back I want to spend a couple of days just checking out the waterfalls and sights in Palau.

The "show" underwater is indescribable. There is so much going on that I didn't know what to focus on. There were countless sharks, turtles on every corner, and plenty of fish everywhere! Not to mention the colorful soft coral and giant clams. It was amazing! This trip was the first time I took my own underwater pictures. Snapping pictures underwater is alot harder than I thought. I had a hard time because the current was so strong and the fish were really fast. Now I have a new found respect for underwater photographers. I guess I just need more practice.

I think the best thing about traveling and scuba diving is the people that you meet along the way. We dived with people who came from South Africa, England, and Germany. All of them had some great diving experiences to share with us. I love to hear about their life stories and where they have come from. It really is fascinating how everyone has their own story. I also have to say that if you ever dive in Palau . . . ask for our divemaster, Dexter. Dexter did such a great job planning our daily dives. We dove three days with three dives each day. He really made sure we got the best out of each dive and I felt really safe with him around.

My new found love is traveling and scuba diving so expect to see more pictures of my adventures underwater. God is bringing me to new places everyday and I'm just so thankful for the life He has blessed me with.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the slideshow. Wow, you know a lot about fish and ocean life!

Anonymous said...

You're having a blast there, girl...I wish I could do those things, but my life had to travel on a different route...I'm blessed here as well, learning more about motherhood...Take care!!!

Ken & Crystal said...

Great slide show! So fun! Good job!!! xoxoxo

Deece said...

It looks like so much fun! I'm glad you had a great time. I wish I could get away for a while. Was in Palau in 2004, but I don't dive or swim or anything. I'd really like to take a weekend "vacation" to Guam with my husband and kids sometime.

Bev said...

Steve: thanks for stopping by

Mel: This slide show is dedicated to you! You know I take you with me in my heart whenver i'm diving. love you.

Ken & Crystal: You guys are such great dive buddies! Thanks for the invite.

Deece: Guam would be a great mini vacation for you and your family!=) Hope you can visit soon after you have your baby boy=)

Marianas Life said...

okay, teeth care for hopwood. hmm, any other dates work for you?

man, i gotta start diving again. haven't had time though. :(

also next thursday at 5:00 i'm having a stamping birthday party at my place in Fina Sisu, call me at 288-2733 for more info.

Gloria said...

What a fabulous slide show - great to see your pictures whihc expand the "story" of Palau. You guys had a great time!!! You really have experienced paradise!!!

CNMI Blogger said...

WOW, is about all I can say, Bev! Truly amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.

Bev said...

gloria: palau is paradise! My pics don't do it justice!

Cinta: Happy to share my underwater adventures with you!

Sean said...

I felt the same way snorkeling in Palau last year.

"There's so much beauty around me and just two eyes to see. But I'm still looking."
--Rich Mullins

Bev said...

Sean! Welcome back!