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Elliott Goldstein's

  Dive Pictures

The last three sets of pictures were taken with a Sony W350 digital camera with an underwater setting. The earlier pictures were taken with a Sony P7 camera. All pictures were edited with Photoshop Elements.

Belize, Ambergris Caye. We stayed at Capt Morgan's Resort and dove with Ambergris Divers. We had nurse ssharks following us on every dive and turtles on every dive.

Great Barrier Reef Australia, 2013: We were on the Spirit of Freedom Boat for a week. Unfortunatey, we were there as a cyclone was forming and did not get to the best dive sites.

May 2012 dive trip to the east end of Grand Cayman Island Suzanne and I stayed at Morritts Grand Tortuga Club again, our favorite resort on the quiet east end of the island. I dove with Ocean Explorers. Both the resort and Ocean Explorers were excellent. Every dive was great, except that it rained every day; each first dive was on nearly pristine deep, steep walls.

January 2012 dive trip to Yap & Palau We stayed at Manta Ray Bay Resort on Yap and dove with them. Then we went to Palau and dove on the Aggressor. Both were spectacular for sharks and manta rays. Great diving and great people along the way.

May 2011 dive trip to Belize, Ambergris Caye We stayed at Banyon Bay Resort and dove with Ramon's Dive Shop. Most of the diving was 5 minutes from shore in valleys and reef tops. The reefs were in great shape. We saw more spotted eagle rays every day than I saw in 15 years in the Carribean.

January 2011 dive trip to Fiji We dove with Dancer. Fiji is trully the soft coral capital of the world. We dove many new sites with almost virgin reefs, magnificent colors and hugh schools of fish. We ended the week with two shark feed dives.

June 2010 dive trip to Cozumel We stayed at El Cid Resort  and I dove with Dive Paradise. The reefs were in excellent shape and the diving was very good. We saw a number of juvenile lion fis this time.

February 2010 dive trip to Galapagos Islands in Ecuador We dove with the Aggressor. The diving was great and difficult. Lots of sharks and spotted eagle rays. On the land excursions we saw lots of sea lions, iguanas and the Galapagos tortoises.

June 2009 dive trip to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands We stayed at Carambola Beach Resort at Cane Bay and I dove with Cane Bay Divers. The reefs were in excellent shape and the diving was very good.

February 2009 dive trip to Wakatobi, Indonesia This was the best diving I have ever done. The reefs were pristine. The food at the resort was great. Suzanne and I then spent a week touring Bali.

June 2008 dive trip to the east end of Grand Cayman Island Suzanne and I stayed at Morritts Grand Tortuga Club our favorite resort on the quiet east end of the island. I dove with Ocean Explorers. Both the resort and Ocean Explorers were excellent. Every dive was great; each first dive was on nearly pristine deep, steep walls.

June 2007 dive trip to Sharm el-Sheik
The trip to Sharm was as good as the last time that we were here (without a camera). We stayed at the Hilton Dreams Resort and dove with Dive Africa. The reefs are in excellent condition and there were lots of schools of fish.


January 2007 dive trip to the Caymans
My 2007 dive trip was aboard the Cayman Aggressor. It was a great boat. We dove on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, but most dives were on Little Cayman.

January 2006 dive trip to Cozumel
I stayed at the Barracuda Hotel and dove with Dive Paradise. Damage to the deep reefs after the hurricane was minimal but significant on the shallow reefs. It was amazing how rapidly the town was reconstructed and back in business.

June 2005 dive trip to Curacao
We stayed at the Sea Aquarium Resort and dove with Ocean Encounters at the Resort. Both were very good. The highlight of the week was diving in the mushroom forest at the west end of the island.

My January, 2005 dive trip was to the Bahamas on the Aqua Cat live aboard dive boat. We dove in the Exumas and Eleuthera. Aqua Cat was a great boat. The highlight of the week was the Shark Dive. The second set of pictures that I have for the week are the remainder of the Bahamas Dive trip.            .

June 2004 dive trip to the Dominican Republic
We stayed one week on the north shore and I dove out of Sosua with North Coast Divers. We then drove to the south shore and I dove with Circe Divers in La Romana. The diving in La Romana was excellent.

 January 2004 dive trip to Akumel, Mexico
Akumel is 60 miles south of Cancun, opposite the island of Cozumel, on the Riviera Maya. I stayed at Villas DeRosa and dove with their Aquatech. The coral was extreamly healthy. I also took a side trip to the nearby Myan ruins of Tulum.

 June 2003 dive trip to the east end of Grand Cayman Island Suzanne and I stayed at Morritts Tortuga Club (a timeshare resort on the quiet east end of the island). I dove with Ocean Explorers. Both the resort and Ocean Explorers were excellent. Every dive was great; each first dive was on nearly pristine deep, steep walls.


 


ABOUT ME: I have been diving for about twelve years: in Mexico, the Carribean, the Red Sea and Indonesia. I am a rescue diver and have about two hundred and fifty dives.

you can contact me at: e.goldstein@asu.edu


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