Travel Stories and Adventures: Diving and Adventures

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Diving with Whale Sharks: As I left Sydney for Western Australia, my wife's words were hardly encouraging: "remember, don't pat the ones with stripes. They're tiger sharks and they bite. Whale sharks have spots."

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Orion for Vacations - Adventuring in Style: It's rare that something really new comes along in travel. But the MV Orion, a spectacular new ship that arrived in Australia in April, achieves that...

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Red Sea vs Great Barrier Reef: In the scuba diving world there are two great challenges - to become extremely frugal in air usage and to complete the world's greatest dive...

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Fly a Mig21:Through the narrow strip between my crash helmet and oxygen mask I could see the ribbon of runway stretching ahead. "Okay?" the instructor behind me asked...

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Sailing the North West passage : The ice was heavy and it cleared late from the Canadian Arctic this year. For the heroic explorers of the Victorian age, that would have been bad news...

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Rafting the Zambezi River: "The first thing you have to understand is that the Zambezi is a big river," said John, a master rafter and an expert in the bleeding obvious...

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Burketown's Morning Glory: "You pilots may think a Morning Glory is fun but some people around here find them terrifying..."

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Diving Santo: My holiday really began when the ship sank...

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Motorcycle in Afghanistan: "Do you have a revolver for the wolves?"

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Guam and Palau: It had been more than a year since I last went scuba diving. Yet standing in the hot sun at the back of the crowded boat, connecting air tanks seemed very familiar. So too was the feeling of trepidation about what we were about to do...

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The Last Great Adventures: My guess is that there would have been someone in Captain Cook's village who wanted to be an explorer, too. However...

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