Friday, March 13, 2009

Cabin Fever

Local diving in the South China Sea is seasonal with diving season running March-October and monsoon season November-February. The first few months of the year are always tough for me as I tend to have a dry spell due to the monsoon and work. This year is no different. Local season (Pulau Aur or Tioman) opened last weekend. I was traveling last weekend and for various other reasons, all my other weekends this month are full. Next potential diving weekend is 4-5 April. Fingers crossed. I'm going to be in Bali 9-12 April but I don't think I will have enough time to go diving.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

GUE website

I made it to the GUE website! See here.

Sometime in late 2008 I was contacted by a guy from the Northeast USA by the name of Dima. We have common friends (I used to live in the Northeast). He had volunteered to help GUE set up a new section on their website called "News and Stories" that would showcase reports and write ups from GUE members. He asked me if I wanted to contribute something and of course my answer was YES! This was just before our big GUE Dive Extravaganza to the South China Sea in October 2008 so we agreed that I would report on that trip. I took copious notes in my wetnotes during that trip to make sure I didn't forget any interesting details. It look a while for GUE to go through its processes but the report has now made it to the GUE website.