William B. Tomanek

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CoCo View Resort, SCUBA Diving 2012

by on Mar.03, 2012, under CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection, Vacations, William B Tomanek Travels

CoCo View Resort, SCUBA Diving 2012

My trip to Roatan, Honduras began in the early morning of Feb.18, 2012. The Charlottesville Virginia group met at CHO airport, checked in the bags and headed through security. And that was when I noticed something was missing.

These trips to CoCo View Resort have three goals I try to achieve. Some rest and relaxation. SCUBA diving with my friends. And last but not least, taking great underwater pictures. If not great underwater pictures, then I settle for good underwater pictures. Witch brings me back to what I noticed was missing after I passed through security. My camera!
At 5:15 in the morning I am having a hard time figuring out where I left the camera. I know it was packed in the travel bag. I am sure I took it down stairs to the kitchen. But I can not recall putting it in the car with the rest of my bags. So I called home to see if I left it there. My wife could not find it. I then called my son who dropped me off at the airport. He pull the vehicle over and started looking for the camera bag. And there it was on the floor in the back seat.

Now the stress begins. Can the camera get from Pantop to the CHO airport before I have to board the plane? If not, how am I going to take pictures while on vacation?

I walk over to security and the line is really backed up. How am I going to get the camera if it does arrive on time? I got the attention of one of the security officers and explained that I have a camera being delivered. And asked how I can get it through security? He said no problem, let him know when it gets here and he will bring it through. That was good news.

Buy now the plane has been boarded by all the passengers, all the bags are loaded and I am the only one in the lobby. I asked the attendant how much longer before the last call? She said we will announce it. Then she picks up the mike and says “This is the last call for the flight to Atlanta”. I got on the phone to see how close to the airport was my son with the camera. He said he was headed in the lobby now. I told the attendant I will be right back and quickly headed to security. Got the security guards attention, and he put the camera through the security screening for me.

Wow, what a morning that was. We arrived in Roatan that afternoon, had a quick lunch at the CoCo View Resort then headed out to sea. No time wasted when it comes to diving with our group. As they say at CoCo View “Dive-Eat-Dive” But in reality it goes more like this. Wake up… “Eat, dive, dive, eat, nap, dive, dive, eat, and sleep.” and on the last day being a Friday with a late flight out on Sat. the dive day is altered just a little bit. “Eat, dive, dive, eat, nap, dive, eat, and sleep.” Note that was altered by one dive. We do not want to get the bends on the flight home. That would surely ruin the great week of “Rest and Relaxation.”

CoCo View Resort

My pictures will be posted on UnderwaterPicturesForSale.com

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Blue Man Group

by on Dec.27, 2010, under Vacations

Went to the Blue Man Group last night at Universal Studios Florida. Unfortunately I was unable to take pictures during the show. The show itself was entertaining. Not just a musical show, but skits that interacted with the audience. The three man group did all the stage performances from playing on the drums, playing the pluming tubes to catching paint balls in their mouth then creating an awesome picture.

Will Tomanek, Tammy Tomanek and the Blue Man.

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Vacation #2, 2009

by on Jun.13, 2009, under Vacations

Vacation is looking a lot like Europe. May have to sell one car to pay for my airplane ticket. But I need a break, blue water and sunny skies. And I do not see that here.

It is nice to have friends over seas.

The question is, Am I going diving or site seeing? Germany, France, UK, or Spain?

That is the question…

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Roatan

by on Feb.09, 2009, under Vacations

Well it is vacation time again. Now sitting down here in Roatan waiting on breakfast. We arrived here on Sat Feb 7, 2009 and chilled out all day. Day 2 we started the morning out with an orientation dive followed by two more deep dives.

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Roatan Honduras Dive 2008

by on Dec.21, 2008, under Vacations

RoatanIn 2008 we took our first trip to Rotan with Dave. Upon completion of that trip we signed up for the following year.

Coming soon in Feb. 2009 will be the next Dave Holladay Dive Trip to the great wall in Roatan. Staying on the small Island of Roatan. Dive, Dive, Dive.

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