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Tasmania and Sea Dragons!

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2016 at 5:41 am

Well I’ve been out here in the South Pacific on the Carnival Spirit for quite a while now. Something I was SUPER excited about when I found out I was coming out here is the chance to do some scuba diving in some of the most legendary dive sites in the world. The South Pacific is home to coral reefs (hellooooooo Great Barrier Reef), unique animals, and beautiful scenery both above and below the water. 

In fact there are some delightful sea creatures that you can ONLY see in certain parts of Australia. When we called to Tasmania, I was fortunate to get to do some diving, and saw not one but two sea dragons!! Sea dragons are native to the waters off of south and east Australia. They are most closely related to seahorses and pipefish, and they are SO COOL!!! They have beautiful leaf-like appendages all over their bodies which helps them blend in with the seaweed and kelp they live amongst. They are truly majestic creatures, cruising around kelp forests just being awesome. I’m so thrilled I was able to catch a glimpse of these beautiful under sea treasures, and managed to even get a few pictures! 

I have been so fortunate to spend some time in various ports of call out here and I will definitely be sharing more of my experiences with you!!

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Under The Sea

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2015 at 8:34 am

  Having grown up on an island, I’ve always been a water baby. I love swimming, floating, paddling around and all kinds of general water-based merrymaking. Since I began working on cruise ships, my love of the ocean has only intensified. I’ve always been fascinated by the mystifying undersea world and all the creatures that live there, so becoming a scuba diver was something I kept in the back of my mind for a long time. The timing was never quite right, or the locations I was cruising to did not lend themselves to learning to dive, or my work schedule didn’t allow for it. However I finally managed to get myself certified as an open ocean diver and have been eagerly exploring aquatic paradises ever since. 

Working on a cruise ship is great for divers, the ship brings you in, you dive, you go back to work. It’s incredible. I’ve been able to dive in world class dive locales while still working. Lots of my ship friends dive as well so I’m generally not hard pressed to find a dive buddy!
One of the most incredible dives I’ve been on so far was a two tank dive in Aruba around two different ship wreaks. The ocean life was so vibrant and varied, plus who hasn’t wanted to roam around a long submerged shipwreck?! If you’re a fan of the ocean, I highly recommend exploring it via scuba diving. But stay safe and keep your dive buddy close, it can be a dangerous sport!!