Northern Baja: La Bufadora

Three hours south of San Diego hides a special place that time seems to have forgotten and even the sound of its name creates a sense of wonder: “La Bufadora.” There is contention regarding the name’s origin (translation: buffalo snort), but many believe it has a direct connection to the blowhole, the main attraction here. This captivating geyser regularly spouts seawater over 50 feet in the air, often spraying unsuspecting visitors. Reactions to this phenomenon can be quite comical. While the blowhole may be a […]

Great Whites of Guadalupe Island

There are many “best” spots in diving. If you looking for the “best” spot to see small creatures, sites in Indonesia or Papua New Guinea come to mind. The “best” spot for humpback whales has got to be Tonga. The “best” kelp beds have got to be in California. While there are several locations to view great white sharks worldwide, Isla de Guadalupe is now recognized as the best place to observe and photograph these top predators. Guadalupe is unique among white shark diving destinations […]

Club Med – Beautiful Oceans

I know the California kelp forest. But although I have dived the Caribbean multiple times, enjoyed the great viz, vibrant colors, and warm water, I barely know these coral reefs and their inhabitants, let alone the behavior patterns of its creatures. I read and have some guidebooks and know some of the species, but much of the marine life is simply foreign to me. I remember a trip a couple of years ago where my wife was asking me about the I.D. of a particular […]

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