We just returned from the 2009 Curacao Dive Festival, where I was invited by the Curacao Tourism Board to present several underwater photography seminars during the week-long event. This was my first time back in the Caribbean in many years, having traveled extensively to Southeast Asia, mainly Indonesia, since 2003. I have to say that I forgot how much fun the Caribbean is. Curacao has great diving, some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, amazing landscapes and off roading, rich culture, and is generally just a fun island. I highly recommend it.