East Africa Sept-Nov '15. Its time to head back to Kenya for the 2015 season of Baseball4Africa followed by a safari starting with the man eating lions of Tsavo to the summit of Kilimanjaro. We'll finish up off the Tanzanian coast on the ancient spice island of Zanzibar.
Southeast Alaska. Summer time is the time to cruise Southeast Alaska. I am running small adventure boat cruises as Expedition Leader with Un-Cruise. We sail between Ketchikan, Juneau, and Sitka exploring the wilderness and wildlife in between. Highlights include bears catching salmon, pods of orca, humpback whales bubble net feeding, glaciers calving, and the northern lights. Click here for Southeast Alaska pics.
Indonesia Dive Adventure. May 3rd-May 20th I will be on a three week underwater diving and photo safari exploring some of Indonesia's incredible dive sites. Goals include photographing pygmy sea horses, colorful nudibranchs, huge shipwrecks, and the elusive wonderpuss octopus. We will be traveling from Bali to the tip of Northern Sulawesi to the famous muck dives of the Lembeh Strait.
Oceana Adventure/Surf/Dive Trip: Australia, Bali, New Zealand, Fiji. Click "oceana" link on the blog (www.daimarsadventures.blogspot.com) for photos and stories. This trip was packed with adventure. In Australia we went surfing on the Gold Coast, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, and hung with kangaroos and koala at the Australian Zoo. Indonesia was filled with surfing Bali's famous waves and diving on shipwrecks. New Zealand lived up to its adventure destination reputation by providing some exhilarating skydiving, canyoning, and trekking through the South Island. And finally big surf and the world famous shark dive in Fiji.
Philippines: Island Hopping and Scuba Diving. This custom dive itinerary took us across five islands to explore the colorful underwater world of the Philippines. Highlights included diving off Malapascua Island with thresher sharks, snorkeling with whale sharks in Oslob, and muck diving for some rare marine critters in Dauin.
Hawaiian Islands. Short 35 minute flights are all that separate some amazing adventures here. Some reasons to visit more than one island include hiking out to flowing lava and secret waterfalls, scuba diving in a sunken volcanic crater and with manta rays at night, surfing Oahu's famous North Shore, and summitting the tallest mountains in the world.
Indonesia: Surf and Dive Adventure. The Island of the Gods is one of my favorite places in the world. The Balinese cuisine is delicious and inexpensive. The ocean is warm and the waves plentiful. We surfed famous waves with names like Padang Padang- the Balinese Pipeline, Uluwatu, and Impossibles. And the scuba diving is some of the best in the world. We searched out rare creatures like the blue ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, and pygmy sea horses while muck diving in the Lembeh Strait. Then immersed ourselves into underwater coral gardens off the island of Flores. To cap things off we walked with dragons in the Komodo Islands.
Southern Africa: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland. Highlights from this amazing self driving trip included night safari drives, walking safaris in some of Africa's most amazing game parks, white water rafting, walking with lions, elephant-back safari, great white shark cage diving, penguin colonies, southern right whales, Johnny Clegg in concert, Victoria Falls, exploring the Okavango Delta, surfing J-Bay, and Cape Town vineyards.
East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania. If you want the wild African experience then this is the area for you. The roads are filled with pot holes and the facilities are basic, but the animal experiences are like no where else. We safaried through the true African bush from Ngorongoro Crater to the plains of the Serengeti. Walking with chimps and hiking into the mountains to spend magical time with Gorillas in Uganda is a can't miss. Unique experiences like white water rafting the Nile, dancing with the Maasai, and exploring the tropical coastline of Kenya make this a trip of a lifetime. There are two ways to do East Africa, driving and camping or flying and exclusive bush resorts.