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- May 9, 2018
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Not boring at all very cool and interesting thanks for sharing. Easy to see how you got into salt tanksYes. Got very fortunate in travels. I guess my favorite was Pagerungan Island in Indonesia. Very remote, virtually no contact with humans and the tribe that lived there didn't swim. It was an Atol not to far from Bali with the longest stretch across the Island was 2 miles. Kota Kinabalu Malaysia was fantastic too. snorkeling with my then 5 year old at Gili Island (Atol) we got within 10' of a school of yellow fin tuna. That was scary and super cool. Never happened to me before and never will! Brunei was great, reportedly the largest percentage of living reef in the world (75% in 1999). Thailand had some great spots too. Phi Phi Island was unbelievable before it got commercialized with hotels, civilization etc. Probably still good, just don't like crowds. Tonsai Bay at Phi Phi island was a primitive villiage as little as 24 years ago. The best memories and most strokeling was in Hawaii. The last time was in 1975 on Oahu and 2005 on the Big Island. Things changed a lot there over the years. I went to Puerto Rico 2 years ago. For the snorkeling crowd not so impressive as most is dead in the shallows <50 FT. Aruba is a bust as the tankers kicked up silt and destroyed the reefs. Barbados is Awesome but currents treacherous there. Singapore all dead. Regret not going to Australia and New Zealand. Thank you for your interest. I hope I did not bore you. I get fired up when thinking about overseas travels.