Go ahead, show off my art in your bathroom

  Go ahead, show off my art in your bathroom by Janice Nigro Photos are arguably one of the things in our homes that give us the best perspective of the lives we lead, for our guests and more importantly for ourselves. Yet, despite the fact that our digital world brings us incredible numbers of fabulous images every day,…

That’s an animal?

That’s an animal? by Janice Nigro There is still debate about where (and how) life began, on land or in the sea? Wherever it started, it feels as if the process is still taking place underwater. Evolution seems to be actively at work in the sea, making seemingly bad experiments into ones that produce results. You have…

loving to night dive

Loving to night dive by Janice Nigro It has all of the elements of a good thriller. It’s night, it takes place under water, and wildlife is all around. Yes, I am talking about the night dive. I am not into scaring myself; I don’t like horror flicks or roller coaster rides, but I do love…

What we don’t think about when planning a dive trip

What we don’t think about when planning a dive trip by Janice Nigro A lot of information sometimes goes into choosing a dive trip. What season is it? Is it good for whale sharks, humpback whales, grouper mating, coral spawning? What is the weather going to be like? rain? typhoon? Water temperature? (OK, I am…

Off maps.google.com in Aljui Bay

Off maps.google.com in Aljui Bay by Janice Nigro I had thought that in Raja Ampat further south in Misool was something like the soft coral and color factory of the world. I discovered on a recent liveaboard trip that Aljui Bay in northern Raja Ampat was serious competition…and with no other boats (yeah, try to…

Finding critters “by accident” at Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Finding critters “by accident” at Papua Paradise Eco Resort by Janice Nigro Even after five flights (three international and two domestic) and a 1.5 hour boat ride, we managed to be up at the right time for the first day of dives at Papua Paradise Eco Resort in raja Ampat. But our first glimpse into…