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Iconic Dive Site: Cenderawasih Bay

Cenderawasih Bay is located on the north coast of West Papua, and lies east and south of Raja Ampat. Spanning more than 8,000 square miles of ocean, …

Ten Rules For Safe Scuba Diving

Our entry-level dive courses teach us about the causes and outcomes of diving accidents. Every good dive briefing should include information about …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Diving and coastal cool in False Bay, South Africa

South Africa's False Bay is known as the 'Serengeti of the seas', such is the diversity of its marine life, providing incredible scenes for scuba divers. Buzzy resorts around its edge provide something for landlubbers too<p>Sitting in a forest holding on to a tree, I wait for the big beasts to arrive. …

I Ran Faster Because of My "Sports Gene"

The author of the best-selling book tells how DNA has given many athletes—including him—a boost.<p><b>Back when Eero Mäntyranta was the greatest endurance athlete in the world, there was nothing remarkable about his physical appearance.</b>

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Sri Lanka