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Roatan’s 8th Annual Golden Buoy Dive Shop Olympics

Date Posted: April 29, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Hey, guys, guess what? There’s a fantastic event happening on the island right now that you need to know about…even if you’re not visiting until June!

The 8th Annual Golden Buoy competition has officially begun. Benefiting the SOL Foundation, the Golden Buoy is a coveted award won by a dive shop each year for raising the most money for the organization. Beginning this weekend, dive shops will be hosting various events and competitions until June, when the Golden Buoy will be awarded after the Dive Shop Olympics.

Hey, guys, guess what? There's a fantastic event happening on the island right now that you need to know about...even if...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Best Dive Sites

Date Posted: February 9, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Jonathan Clarkin scuba diving in Roatan best dive sites

The best dives sites in Roatan is – of course – a subjective list. Some divers love wrecks, others prefer shallow dives with lots of light and color. Some divers seek out little critters in the sand while others prefer drifting along a wall looking for big stuff in the deep. But for those of us who live and breathe (bubbles) in Roatan, these are the best dive sites around.

The best dives sites in Roatan is - of course - a subjective list. Some divers love wrecks, others prefer shallow dives...

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Advice for First-Time Scuba Divers (AKA How to Become a Scuba Diver Without Pissing Off Your Instructor)

Date Posted: June 10, 2014
Posted in: Travel Tales

Word to the wise: When you are embarking on a new venture, understand that you know nothing.

Alright, folks, here’s the deal. I manage a dive shop in Roatan. I know things. You want to become a diver. That is awesome! But you don’t yet know anything about diving. So pay attention to the following…very…very…very carefully.

 

Proof I know what I'm doing: here I am diving with my Irish-Colombian Instructor Roomie/Manfriend

Proof I know what I’m talking about: here I am diving with my Irish-Colombian Instructor Roomie/Manfriend

Word to the wise: When you are embarking on a new venture, understand that you know nothing. Alright, folks, here's the...

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Back to my roots: Dublin in a few days

Date Posted: November 18, 2013
Posted in: Travel Tales

I realize my posts are all crazy and out of order, just bear with me. In case you missed it we took an epic adventure to Canada, Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Scotland, and then Ireland. We’ve been home now for well over a month and yet I am just now getting to our final post. Apologies! But here it is….thanks for reading 🙂

I realize my posts are all crazy and out of order, just bear with me. In case you missed it we took an epic adventure to...

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Countdown to vacation: one week!

Date Posted: August 16, 2013
Posted in: Personal

We leave our island paradise one week from today! Six weeks of family, friends, good food, new places, and no work. No work! I know that sounds silly since our “jobs” offer more flexibility and freedom than the office jobs most of humanity suffers through until retirement. And yet, the thought of not having to set an alarm clock is pretty amazing in and of itself.

We leave our island paradise one week from today! Six weeks of family, friends, good food, new places, and no work. No w...

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Send lawyers, guns, and money!

Date Posted: August 9, 2013
Posted in: Personal

I’ve been super busy lately. Between two jobsboth of which have been requiring more of my time recently – and lots of people leaving the island, I feel like I’m a spinning top. It’s that time of year when tourism slows down to a crawl, the temperature heats up to boiling point, and everyone and their mother leaves Roatan. Some leave forever, but most will be back.

We leave in two weeks and I can think of a handful of other friends leaving before August 31st. Others, like my friend Rika, have already headed back to civilization for a dose of potable water and gourmet cooking. We’ll be back in October, which seems to be about the average return for most. November starts high season all over again so we need to be ready to take that on at full speed. Of course, that’s still island speed, but you know what I mean.

In a shout-out to my brother who claimed this as his theme song when he visited me, for right now I’m hiding in Honduras.

I've been super busy lately. Between two jobs - both of which have been requiring more of my time recently - and lots of...

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