Blue marlin off the coast of North Africa in the open Atlantic.When my buddy Jos invited me to join his trip to Cape Verde to check out one of the best blue marlin fisheries in the world, I didn't know what to expect. I've never tried big game fishing - my time as an Orvis fly fishing guide and Marketing Director at Trout Unlimited was ... Read More

Valerie and Ron Taylor first visited Komodo National Park in the 1970's. They discovered a paradise seen by only a few adventurous divers. One of the highlights was the discovery of 'Valerie's Rock', a tiny outcrop of an island that is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world.In 2018, we returned to Valerie's Rock on an expedition with the Seven ... Read More

Raja Ampat has been on my list of dream dive destinations ever since I began learning about the Coral Triangle when I was in the Peace Corps in the Philippines.So when the chance came up to join friends Jos and Lida on their boat the Seven Seas in January 2018, I cleared the schedule and booked the flights from Bali to Sorong.Our expedition lasted for ... Read More

Twelve days of diving on the Seven Seas were like a dream - the world's best diving on one of the most incredible liveaboard boats anywhere on earth.Highlights included diving with bottlenose dolphins, mantas, wobbegong sharks, reef sharks, sea turtles, and exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the entire Coral Triangle.This video includes aerial footage, underwater footage, and is just a sample of ... Read More

Komodo is famous for its legendary dragons, but Indonesia's National Park is also one of the best dive destinations anywhere on earth.With healthy coral reefs teeming with the tiniest tropical fish to large pelagic species such as sharks and mantas, it's one of the most amazing places I've been lucky enough to go diving.Speaking of lucky, this trip was the second on board the Seven ... Read More

Standing on the upper deck of the Seven Seas at sunrise on the morning of day two. The first colors of the day are glowing in the east, but the beauty of the Indonesian daybreak is completely eclipsed by the panorama of raw geology we're all staring at.Komba.The name itself has weight. An attempt to describe the indescribably huge cone of jagged igneous rock exploding ... Read More