Our next big project is just around the corner, a three-week-long scuba diving photo assignment in the Solomon Islands. Melissa and I have been looking forward to this expedition for years and years, for many reasons. The Solomons boast world-class coral reefs with amazing creatures large and small. There is also maritime history dramatic, mysterious and humbling in the form of sunken World War II ships and planes. And to complete the trifecta perfecta of a dream dive destination, this South Pacific island nation’s friendly people and rich cultural heritage are both exotic and accessible at the same time. This is going to be a remarkable trip back in time during which we’re certain to make memories to last our lifetimes.