Sunday, March 28, 2010

Back to Maui

I am back on Maui this week. We are having success getting the People of Maui to see the value in using Kapitol Reefs snorkel. You can now buy Kapitol Reef at Maui West Dive and at Two Maui Dive Shop locations. If you see a Boss Frog store any where you can pick up the Kapitol Reef Snorkel and Mask. You can also Rent Kapitol Reef equipment and Boss Frogs.

There is so much beauty under water here on Maui. Turtles are everywhere.

The whales have begun their journey back to Alaska. I have only seen One whale this trip while seeing over a hundred last month.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Snorkel Maui

Snorkeling Maui was one of the most amazing snorkel experiences that I have had. We saw so much. From butterfly fish of every kind to White mouth eels to a hundred Turtles etc etc etc.

If you get a chance to take a boat out on a snorkel trip do it. The captain of the boat will know the places to go to see the great sights. We did 5 Snorkel excursions. Every on was worth the money. And they all fed us breakfast and lunch.

Look at this guy taking a nap at the bottom of the Sea. If you are on Maui, go to west Maui and stop at mile post 14. Go out 50 yards or so and you are going to see Turtles for sure.

Incredible sights of every kind every where. It is amazing to see so many sights.

The Ocean is a vast and amazing place. This is a view from a depth of 40 feet. To me it shows how vast the ocean is. It goes on forever. What lies beyond what the eye can see?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I am in Maui Hawaii this week. It is beautiful here. It is also Whale season and so we have seen many whales. They say over 9000 are in the area right now. They surface constantly. If you get a chance to visit Maui in February do it. If you like the creatures from the sea you will love Maui in February.

Look at the pictures. Mothers nursing their new babies to males fighting for the attention of a female.

On one of the 4 snorkel excursions that I went on, there were several turtles in all sizes. Here are a few images of some of them.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Have you ever heard of the Blue Hole? It is in Belize C. A. but it is actually approx 60 miles off the coast of mainland Belize. It is a famous scuba dive spot. I did the Blue Hole last friday. We went down to a depth of 130' and hung out. We saw a 6' long Grouper and 2 large sharks. It was fun.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Belize Central America. What a great and interesting place. The Mainland is filled with Jungle and wild animals. It is south of Mexico on the Ucatahn Peninsula. In Belize there are many ancient cities called Mayan Ruins. I visited Altun Ha an ancient city about an hour outside of Belize city.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Turks and Caicos, the Caribbean Provo

I just returned from a trip to Turks a Caicos. Most people ask "where is that? I have never heard of it." Turks and Caicos is a small group of islands that are owned by the UK. It is east of the Bahamas in the Atlantic. I am told it is 100 plus miles north of Haiti. It is a Beautiful piece of Heaven on earth. The people are very nice there. It is know for diving as it has a couple of great diving spots. The main island in the small group is called "Providenciales. It is the island that most people fly into. If you go on a Cruise to Turks and Caicos you will go to the Island of Grand Turks. They speak english and us the US dollar as their currency.

As Always I went with the Purpose of getting operations to carry the Kapitol Reef Snorkel equipment. There is a Dive shop there called Dive Provo that has been a customer for over a year. They love our snorkel and sell a lot of them. We did pick up a couple new customers.

Turks is a beautiful Place. It is flat with a few slight hills. I stayed at the Comfort Suites which cost $120 per night. It is the cheapest place I could find. It was a great place to stay. It was clean and updated. Beautiful Pool on the property with Restaurants and shopping close by. It is a short one block walk to the beach. You can reach them at 649-946-8888. They do take American Express. (Many times small companies on the Islands wont take American Express Card.)

An interesting Story. I got on the plane to leave and after everyone was on we just sat there for 30 minutes or more. I was wondering why and the Pilot came on the intercom and said that They were having a problem with immigration. (Not what I want to hear when in another country.) He said that a man and his wife with a British Passport had just arrived an hour earlier on the same plane that we were leaving on. Turks Immigration would not let this man stay and were insisting that he return on this Delta plane. Finally the man and his wife came out and boarded the plane. We taxied out and just as the pilot was ready to hit the throttle he backed off. Back on the intercom to tell us that Immigration would not let us leave and we were headed back to the gate. When we got to the gate immigration officials came out and boarded the plane and took the man off for 30 minutes. Then they brought him back and we finally left.
It made me nervous to have a person on our plane that another nation would not let him in. Especially when it is a British citizen on a British Island. Every thing turned out Great.

If you ever get the chance to Visit Turks and Caicos GO. It felt safe and it is Beautiful.

I did snorkel and saw some great Fish. Not a lot of Reef but they do have some Reef.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

La Jolla California

A Week ago I went to San Diego to see if I can get something going for Kapitol Reef there. I have read in several lists that La Jolla cove is one of the top 10 snorkel locations in the world. We should have a presence in a top 10 snorkel location.
So one of my main goals while there was to get in the water and voice my opinion on if it is one of the top snorkel destinations in the world. I have snorkeled in some of the great locations. For example I have been to Bonaire which is a top dive destination, I have been to Curacao another great dive location. I have snorkeled in Jamaica at Montego Bay and It was incredable.
My opinion of La Jolla is this. I can see why people love it there. The colors of the rocks with the deep grass flowing under water reminded me of a Kansas wheat field swaying in the breeze. The California state fish in all of its bright color was beautiful. The many specie of sea bass was spectacular. It is in my opinion one of the great places of the earth to snorkel. I did have my Kapitol Reef snorkel equipment with me. I love the way I dont get tired. I run out of time before I get tired with Kapitol Reef equipment.
If you get close to San Diego California and you want to see something real cool, get in the water at La Jolla Cove. You wont be sorry. Skim boarders at La Jolla. They start in 1" water and go out and catch a wave.
Looking down the street to the Life guard tower at La Jolla Cove in La Jolla. These people deserve the Kapitol Reef equipment.

The coast line of La Jolla just around from the cove.