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…

to scuba dive or not to scuba dive…

To scuba dive or not to scuba dive… by Janice Nigro I suppose being a scientist all of my life and being trained to adhere to the repetition of a so-called logical stepwise process (purpose, methods, results…repeat) has made me somewhat envious of more artistic types who can sit down and write a poetic sentence…

sky painting over Hobart

It does not seem especially skilled to take photographs of the sky like this but I am amazed at the colors at the right moment of a sunset/sunrise. Even in a bustling metropolis like Hobart, Tasmania it feels primitive, like I have taken a step back in time, or that the Earth is still on…

Tassie-“mania”

  Tassie-“mania” by Janice Nigro When I was a child, I thought that the name for the island of Tasmania was derived from some kind of a special sort of psychological disorder.  It didn’t help that the only other thing that I knew to associate with Tasmania was the famed Tasmanian Devil from the Warner…