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Every summer for the past six years or so, I have had one tiny sigh of regret while setting off on whatever my current adventure is — missing the Coney Island Mermaid Parade again. Since the first moment I heard of this offbeat celebration of everything exotic and erotic underwater, I have been dying to take…

Becoming a Divemaster: The Night I Almost Quit thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. I hope this will be helpful to those looking into doing their DMT and searching for a first hand account of someone who has been there, as well as interesting to those simply…

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It’s been another week of uneventful island life, where the most exciting moments include seaside massages and the low points include gecko poop in the bed. I’ve been slammed with freelance jobs, and am so grateful that I’m taking it easy this month and staying put somewhere so that I have time to tackle it all…

Becoming a Divemaster: Practical Experience thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. Now I’m breaking down the course into four sections — I started with theory and skills, and now I’m on to practical experience. I hope this will be helpful to those looking…

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Recently, my dad moved from Boston to Philadelphia. While I was sad to say goodbye to Boston and his cozy condo in Cambridge, I’m also excited about a future of visits to his new home in Philly and for the exciting opportunities he has found there. While my Dad has actually been there since October, this…

Becoming a Divemaster: Skills thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. Now I’m breaking down the course into four sections — I started with theory, and now I’m on to skills. I hope this will be helpful to those looking into doing their…

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I had a conversation with a friend from the dive shop this week about my recent trip home, and I heard myself saying something that I had never really thought about before — at this point in my life, it’s the trips home that are hectic. Life abroad is when things even out and feel normal…

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