Last summer, I had the unbelievable opportunity to dive Silfra in Iceland. That was made possible by the wonderful dive master, Alfi Ramsay, and Dive.IS for logistical support. He made the dives extremely smooth and left me with a great deal of knowledge including his four rules of scuba diving. Look good If you make . . . → Read More: Diving Iceland
A week ago I received an email that sparked this post. An Appeal to the Public to Not Visit Iceland Until Icelandic Whaling Stops Online environmental activist and CEO of FISH4TRAVEL, INC., Robert Bennett, is asking thousands of people every day not to visit Iceland until the country stops killing whales. A website named rescuethewhales.org . . . → Read More: From The Editor’s Desk: Is Icelandic Whaling Bad?
Two months ago I posted on diving at Silfra. Of course, the post didn’t do the actual experience any justice. Luckily, Alfi Ramsey the divemaster on the trip just sent me a link to his Youtube video that comes much closer. For a more authentic experience watch this from insider your freezer. . . . → Read More: Diving Silfra
Mid-Atlantic Ridge: From Wikimedia Commons Map showing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge splitting Iceland and separating the North American and Eurasian Plates. The map also shows Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, the Thingvellir area, and the locations of some of Iceland's active volcanoes (red triangles), including Krafla. From Wikimedia commons You can thank the major ocean spreading . . . → Read More: Sometimes My Job Is Real Nice
Planning on attending the Deep-Sea Biology Symposium in Iceland this June? From the Symposium website There has been intensive interest for the 12th Deep-sea symposium. Nearly 250 people have registered for the symposium. It appears that we will have double sessions on all days except the day of the excursion. Those that have offered oral . . . → Read More: The 12th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium…in Iceland?!
The haka is the traditional dance form of the Maori of New Zealand. Dances may contain stamping of the feet, slapping of the thighs, pounding of the fists, smacking of the elbows. This is accompanied with rhythmic shouted accompaniment sometimes taking the form of yells or battle cries. Maori War Dances are special forms of . . . → Read More: TGIF: Maori War Dance
Registration for the 12th Deep-Sea Biology Conference in Reykjavic, Iceland doesn’t start until January 2010, but the bags are already packed. The 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium website offers more than a few old Norse travel destinations. Here’s some choice picks: Jökulsárlón, Southeast Iceland, is actually a beautiful lagoon with numerous icebergs. You can see, maybe . . . → Read More: Travel picks for 12th Deep-Sea Biology Conference