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Yongala: The Best Dive

Townsville, Australia


Diving has been my passion and it brings me so much happiness watching the underwater beauty. I've always been fascinated with shipwrecks as well, and stimulates my imagination. I never encountered such beauty when I saw Yongala.

One of the best dive spots I've ever been to was the Yongala in Australia. It is the site of a shipwreck in Queensland, which sank during a cyclone in 1911 killing 122 people. From a distance, the Yongala outlined magnificent corals. Unerwater life was abundant. Throughout my diving career, never have I experienced deep sea creatures like turtles, sea snakes, Manta rays, tiger sharks, bull sharks, colorful fish and coral so beautiful. The feeling was very breathtaking and haunting at the same time, realizing that many people have perished there.

This is my best dive so far, and I feel a great sense of achievement. I would recommend every diver to schedule a dive in Yongala.

permalink written by  On Foot on February 13, 2007 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: On Foot
tagged Diving, Australia, Townsville, Yongala and MarineLife

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Palau

Koror, Palau


The dive spots in Palau, Micronesia is one of the most exciting experiences I have ever known. However, there is one particular spot that I always loved, which is the Blue Corner. It is one of the most adored dive sites in the whole world.

I have visited the Blue Corner years ago, which was filled with lots of beautiful corals and exotic animals. I have witnessed animals that I have never seen before such as the midnight sappers, the pyramid butterflyfish, and the bicolor damsels. I was also amazed to see lots of barracuda swimming in numerous groups. There are also different kinds of reef sharks. The Blue Corner is surrounded by strong currents, which make it a complicated dive.

The Blue Corner is such an exciting place to dive. Many tourists consider this as the premier dive site in the world. This is a must-see haven for the hardcore diver.

permalink written by  On Foot on March 4, 2007 from Koror, Palau
from the travel blog: On Foot
tagged Diving, MarineLife, BlueCorner, Palau and Micronesia

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Acapulco

Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico


Acapulco-de-Juarez or Acapulco is one of the most adventurous cities in the world. It does not matter what you indulge in, its beaches, hotels, restaurants, activities, and nightlife make Acapulco a very much exciting place.

Acapulco has very relaxing beaches with fine sand and clear waters. This make it ideal for swimming, sun-bathing, or walking. The nightlife scene displays many large nightclubs which are very cozy. They are often filled with beautiful people having a good time on the dance floors until the wee hours of the morning. Snorkeling and scuba diving are very exciting activities at the Acapulco Bay, with very beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. Las Brisas, Camino Real, and the Emporio are first rate hotels in this city. Acapulco is a true gem of Mexico. If you are looking for a great time at the beach, Acapulco is definitely the place to be!

permalink written by  On Foot on March 13, 2007 from Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico
from the travel blog: On Foot
tagged Diving, City, Beaches, Acapulco, MarineLife, Snorkeling, AcapulcoBay, LasBrisas, CaminoReal and Emporio

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