Joe_Zentner

Bonaire Windriders

Bonaire Windriders: World Champion Robby Naish competing in a wave sailing event at Sylt, Germany. Photo: Hoch Zwei / Wikimedia Commons

  Some people have hobbies; other people have obsessions. My obsession for over 20 years has been windsurfing. At the center of my obsession is the hunger for hard, steady wind, the kind that speckles the waters so beautifully around Bonaire. …

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Bequia’s Singing Sands

Have Bequia’s sands sung for you?

While hiking on Bequia, I heard something unusual. If you listen carefully, you may discover that sand at various beach locations ‘sings’. Sand dunes here seem to have a built-in sound track. While ‘music’ emanating from the Bequia dunes at times can …

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Watch for Bonefish

Shirley Wilson catching a Bonefish in Islamorada, Florida Keys with Captain Ted Wilson. Photo courtesy of CaptainTedWilson.com

Picture it now, peering through waters off Islamorada in the Keys. To the right splashes the tail of a busily feeding bonefish. Ever so cautiously, you begin working your line. The fish obligingly keeps feeding. Your artificial fly drops delicately …

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SCUBA Diving Belize

[tps_title]Exclusive SCUBA Diving Tips to Belize Slideshow![/tps_title] Belize was considered by many divers to be a Western Hemisphere water paradise decades before it became the oh-so-trendy destination it is today. Exceptional diving is plentiful from end-to-end of the 190-mile-long (300km) …

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The Otherworldly Lionfish

In the late 1990s research divers began observing an Indo-pacific species of lionfish near shipwrecks off the Carolina coast. Darryl and Trish Boyer saw a lionfish on the stern section of the wreck of the Naeco, 40 miles offshore. The …

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Stand Up Paddleboarding – Walking on Water

Stand up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wright

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots. …

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Manatees: A Gentle Animal

Manatees are large, herbivorous marine mammals. The average adult manatee is 10ft long and weighs approximately 1000lb. Adults have been known to exceed lengths of 13ft and weigh over 3500lb. A migratory animal, within the United States, manatees are concentrated …

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Whale Shark Facts – Nature’s MR. BIG

Whale Shark at the Georgia Aquarium

Nature’s MR. BIG The fin was in front of me just as it broke the surface of the water. Behind the fin, a tail moved. The boat that brought us was a short distance away; everyone on it was pointing …

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Watch Out For Bones

You can picture it now, peering through ankle-deep, gin-clear water where no more than 30 feet to the right splashes the tail of a busily-feeding bonefish. Cautiously you hunch over and begin working out line…the fly drops delicately just to …

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