Dec 152013
 

We’ve assembled a short underwater video showing the highlights of our most recent dive trip to Bonaire.

Guest appearances are made by a (pregnant) seahorse, two octopi, a turtle and several eels.

All video clips were shot by Mr. Reeftraveler with a Canon S120, RecSea housing and a Sola 1200 photo light.

This and other videos can be found on our YouTube channel.

Dec 082013
 

Divers with long hair – here’s a familiar scenario for you to consider.  You surface from an excellent dive, remove your gear and meander (soaking wet, dripping) back to your liveaboard cabin or hotel room.  You make an immediate beeline for the shower, desperately seeking warmth and a freshwater rinse.  And suddenly you remember that you must deal with the long, tangled mess of salty knots growing from your head.  And if you dive with braids (like I often do), you must first untangle the braids before you can even think about tackling a comb through.

It’s annoying, but, like many of you, I’m not prepared to cut my long hair.  I like it too much.  It’s part of who I am.

Recently, I spied a display of brightly colored brushes at my salon.  They looked almost like children’s brushes and promised to detangle any type of wet hair with ease.

The Wet Brush

The Wet Brush in pink

While skeptical, I purchased The Wet Brush and decided to test it for myself.  My skepticism completely disappeared as this amazing little brush glided through my thick, curly hair as if it were as soft as spun silk.  I was hooked.

I bought a second brush to keep in my dive bag/travel kit.  I no longer fret over detangling my salt-hardened hair – it is simple and painless.

The Wet Brush in Black

The Wet Brush in Black

So now the scenario I outlined in the first paragraph goes something like this.

“You surface from an excellent dive, remove your gear and meander (soaking wet, dripping) back to your liveaboard cabin or hotel room.  You make an immediate beeline for the shower, desperately seeking warmth and a freshwater rinse.  And suddenly you remember that you must deal with the long, tangled mess of salty knots growing from your head. You rinse your hair, shampoo and apply a handful of conditioner.  Then you grab your Wet Brush and gently glide it through your silky hair.  Towel dry and move on.”

Note:  I purchased The Wet Brush and wrote this review of my own accord.

Do you have any special detangling tips?

Dec 072013
 

Are you decorating in an underwater, tropical or beach theme?  Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a scuba diver or marine life enthusiast?

We’ve recently unveiled our new photo store, and select prints, photo cards and gifts are available to purchase here.

If you’re interested in purchasing a photo that is not available on our photo store site, please contact me at reeftraveleronline@gmail.com and I will add it to the gallery.