Solomon Islands—the scuba story

Underwater is always strange.

If you’re a fish, then that is not correct. (Even though you, as a fish, are always stressed about a bigger fish eating you).

But if you’re human, and since you’re reading this, I’m assuming you are, then underwater is a strange place you can go. This is a story about the great people who can take you there: looking up at your air bubbles floating up 100 feet; watching a turtle float through the sea; or perhaps seeing, for the first time, how many, many lives are lived on a coral reef.

So, here we go…..

These are the waters of the West Pacific off the tropical Solomon Islands.

And these are some images while on a scuba boat called TAKA, with a staff dedicated to scuba–they know their stuff. (Some folks renamed this boat “Solomon’s PNG Master” but to any of us who’ve been aboard, she’ll always be TAKA).

About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."


The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.


The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.