GO DEEP!

My sister Mel & bro-in-law Joe just got SCUBA certified in advance of their next trip to Bali.  For their reference, I’m jotting down my 1st 30 dives.  Leave a comment if you’ve been to any of these sites, or have any recommendations of YOUR favorite dive sites!
And in case anyone wonders… Dive #6 might have been my FAVORITE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD as I travelled in 2008-2009.  True magic.  ENJOY THE DEEP, MEL!
SCUBA… 1st 30 DIVES:
  1. Haigh Quarry, IL USA – 25 min @ 22 ft
  2. Haigh Quarry, IL USA – 25 min @ 35 ft
  3. Haigh Quarry, IL USA – 26 min @ 45 ft
  4. Haigh Quarry, IL USA – 42 min @ 25 ft
  5. Simon’s Town, Tofo, Mozambique – 37 min @ 17.4 M
  6. Manta Reef, Tofo, Mozambique – 41 min @ 27 M (3 mantas!) ***
  7. Giant’s Castle, Tofo, Mozambique – 42 min @ 28.7 M (4 mantas, spotted tiger ray)
  8. Sherwood Forest, Tofo, Mozambique – 41 min @ 29.6 M (4 mantas!)
  9. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 45 min @ 18 M (sturgeon, morray eel, blue spotted stingray, heard dynamite explosions from fisherman?!!)
  10. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 40 min @ 20 M (snapper, big turtle, blue spotted stingray)
  11. Zanzibar – 47 min @ 18.6 M
  12. Joshua’s Rock, Eilat, Israel – 57 min @ 10 M (Red Sea garden eels!) ***
  13. Lighthouse, Eilat, Israel – 50 min @ 10 M
  14. Night Dive, Eilat, Israel – 43 min @ 8 M
  15. Ras Amira, Taba, Egypt – 46 min @ 23 M
  16. Aquarium, Taba, Egypt – 60 min @ 19 M *
  17. Coral Island, Taba, Egypt – 42 min @ 18 M
  18. USA Liberty Wreck Dive, Tulamben, Bali – 47 min @ 20.9 M
  19. Castle Rock, North Komodo, Indonesia – 46 min @ 30 M
  20. North Passage, North Komodo, Indonesia – 50 min @ 20 M ***Roller coaster!
  21. Crystal Rock, North Komodo, Indonesia – 50 min @ 20 M (w/ Matt)
  22. Tulum, Mexico – 38 min @ 14 M (ruins visible from dive site. w/ Greg K)
  23. Blue Hole, Belize – 21 min @ 130 ft (4 black tip reef sharks 7 ft, grouper 4 ft)
  24. Half Moon Caye Wall, Belize – 35 min @ 60 ft (barracuda)
  25. Aquarium, Belize – 45 min @ 60 ft
  26. Haliburton Wreck Dive, Utila, Honduras – 31 min
  27. Moon Hole Wreck Dive, Utila, Honduras – 48 min @ 17.4 M
  28. Ron’s Hole, Utila, Honduras – 54 min @ 20 M (Night Dive ***)
  29. Ragged Caye, Utila, Honduras – 47 min @ 27.8 M
  30. Spotted Bay, Utila, Honduras – 51 min @ 27.8 M (thanks Ryan Lukas!)