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The DJI Osmo Action 3 Vs the GoPro Hero 11: An Underwater Photographer’s Review

the dji osmo action 3 vs the gopro hero 11 comparison table

In this article, I’m reviewing and comparing the GoPro Hero 11 and the DJI Osmo Action 3–direct competitors in the action camera space, and both (as of January 2024) are about 15 months old (both came out in September 2022).  Now, neither are the latest action cameras from either of the two manufacturers. Those would … Read more

The 9 best dive sites in the Philippines: biomass, pelagics and macro

a green robust ghost pipefish seen while diving in the philippines

The below article is dedicated to what are widely recognized as the best dive sites throughout the Philippines. These are the dive sites that offer the most to serious divers, free divers and snorkellers.  You can also check out the video below: The Philippines is one of the most popular dive destinations in the world, … Read more

7 things you can do to save money on nature and wildlife travel

drone view of bridge over creek at la isla escondida putumayo colombia

Nature and wildlife travel, especially if you are travelling internationally, is one of, if not the most expensive travel niche out there.  International flights, expensive private transportation into isolated areas, lodging in these areas, and the premiums tacked on because this tends to be a hobby/passion for the affluent, and you are easily talking mid … Read more

The Ultimate 10 Day Costa Rica Itinerary For Nature and Wildlife Lovers: A Wildlife Photographer’s Picks

Ten days is plenty of time to see a very nice cross-section of Costa Rica’s diverse range of ecoregions–from the Caribbean to the Pacific lowlands–but in a country with far too much to see, you need a 10 day Costa Rica itinerary that’s not going to waste any time. I first visited Costa Rica back … Read more

The Best Malaysia Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: Destinations Based on the “2021 Status of the Coral Reefs in Malaysia Report”

My goal with this article (part of a series on the best snorkeling and diving destinations around the world as born out by the data) is to provide non-academic snorkelers and divers who nonetheless have a more-than-casual interest in the ecology and natural history of the regions they visit with a road map of what … Read more

Why Cozumel Has the Best Diving and Snorkelling Along the Mesoamerican Reef Coast

Planning a diving or snorkelling-heavy trip to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef countries of the Caribbean–Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras–and aren’t sure where to get the most bang for your buck?  What I’ve done in the below article is, I hope, something fairly unique. I’ve gone through Healthy Reef.org’s 2022 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card and extracted all … Read more

9 Questions to Ask on Airbnb Before Committing to a Long-Term Stay

I’ve spent nearly the last 10 years living in Airbnbs and other short term rentals, but mainly Airbnbs. When I say “lived” I mean long-term stays of at least a month, often multiple.  I’ve lived in Airbnbs literally all over the world–at least two dozen places across 5 continents–and during that time, I’ve learned a … Read more

The Best Places to Snorkel and Dive the Mesoamerican Reef (According to Healthy Reefs’s 2022 Mesoamerican Report Card)

The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) is a collaborative and multi-institutional effort dedicated to the conservation and understanding of the Mesoamerican Reef. With 73 partner organizations involved, this initiative spans Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, focusing on the comprehensive health of the reef ecosystem. Over the course of fourteen years, the program has … Read more