The dead hats society

The dead hats society by Janice Nigro I wasn’t one for wearing hats until one day at a meeting in San Diego for cancer research. It was terribly warm and very sunny (I was living on the foggy side of San Francisco), and I thought, I need a hat. It was easy to find a... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Kissing frogfishes…

Kissing frogfishes… By Janice Nigro It was my last dive of the day. The last few minutes of the dive and the last dive of the trip. I felt distracted by the scale and scope of the coral on this dive (Chicken Reef) in Raja Ampat from looking for the small things. And maybe tired too... Continue Reading →

Every suitcase has a story

Every suitcase has a story by Janice Nigro It’s tough to leave your things behind. And yet packing a suitcase is a great exercise for figuring out what's essential for your life. I have stared at my now travel trunk and thought how can three months fit into that? I fortunately have only a couple... Continue Reading →

you might be cool but are you a cool diver?

you might be cool but are you a cool diver? by Janice Nigro Scuba diving is a sport that has inherent risks. Volunteering information concerning personal experience and these risks is something I should probably avoid-the travel alone worries my family members. My father only ever wanted to know that I arrived safely without hearing... Continue Reading →

Scuba diving dilemma

Scuba diving dilemma by Janice Nigro I finally started to like to eat fish, even to love sushi, and then I became a scuba diver. Scuba diving puts you in that awkward position between loving to see underwater animals underwater and loving to eat them. It first occurred to me as a potential problem when... Continue Reading →

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