Camiguin – Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Tranquillity

After a busy main season on Alona beach Heini and I were looking for a long weekend getaway that would be easy on our budget without limiting our enjoyment. But where to go, so many places we want to visit and experience and so little time. After hearing rumours of schooling manta rays only 8…

Diving in Panglao – These World-Class Reefs Blow You Away

Diving in Panglao island and near by islands is a treat for beginners as well as experienced divers. Many places the corals are in excellent condition and reefs provide home to many different underwater creatures from turtles to frogfish and whale sharks to funny critters. Diving is still relatively cheap in Panglao (2 dives on…

Dauin: Philippine Critter Paradise For Muck Lovers

Summer went quickly, and me and Al had to move from our amazing summer home to a new house. We found perfect house in perfect location, but we had to find a place to stay for 2 nights between the contracts. We were wondering if we should just book a hotel somewhere near by, or…

Critically Endangered Marine Turtles Need Your Help!

All divers love turtles. Usually seeing the first turtle under water is my OWD students best moment of the course. We love them and want to protect them, specially when we’ve realised that almost all turtle species are endangered due to many different challenges they have to face in developing planet, where almost nothing is…

My Top 5 of Panglao, Philippines

  1. Yoga at Yoga Barn Panglao My impression of yoga  has changed over the last few years, to be honest I originally had no clue of what was involved in the practice nor the benefits it gives. For me it has grown from my personal impression that it’s just a lot of heavy breathing…

Seeking Perfection, Why We Chose Alona Beach Philippines

After our amazing month in Palau we needed to regain some of our rapidly diminishing budget. We asked ourselves where we would head to next? Another small island, a busy town, or even head for the hills and cool down for a while in the jungle? We chose Alona beach, Panglao, after hearing about a…

Palau on a Budget – Kayaking the Rock Islands

During our trip to Palau Heini repeatedly expressed her wishes to kayak around the Rock Islands from Koror to Peleliu, and like any husband I knew what she really meant. Me to paddle around the tropical islands like a Venetian gondola singing about cornetto ice cream whilst Heini navigated using a dark map on a…

Video: Amazing Palau

  So how great was the diving in Palau? Take a look at this video and make up your own mind. Comments and questions highly appreciated!   Also read: Travel destination: Palau Palau: Incredible diving destination, expensive accommodation Ghosts of Peleliu

Palau: Incredible Diving Destination, Expensive Accommodation

Shark Sanctuary Palau has been on our bucket list for a long time. When things didn’t work out in Dominican Republic we had to make a decision: find straight away new jobs, go travelling and looking for work in Central America or fly to the other side of the planet to Palau where we should…

Ghosts of Peleliu

Our Palau adventure would not be complete without a visit  to Peleliu. This limestone encrusted island south of the main “big island” was a major focal point of America and her allies battle for control of the Pacific during WWII. Surrounded by pristine reefs and littered with WWII equipment, weapons and unexploded ordnance, this was…

Travel Destination: Palau

Palau is one of those “once in a lifetime” destinations for all scuba divers. Or at least it should be. Palau is a tiny country in the middle of the Pacific surrounded by not just coral reefs but an barrier reef too. All the 250 islands are pretty much made of coral. The reef is…