Malapascua’s Threshers

    Malapascua Island is situated about 5 hours from Cebu, a favourite for divers and beach lovers that will leave you hungry… if not starving. This Island suffered heavily during Typhoon Ulanda and has very few trees remaining due to the ferocious winds that hit and decimated a lot of homes, boats and businesses…

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 First Encounter with a Whale Shark – VIDEO

  I signed up for PADI Open Water Diver course in Malaysia in 2005 and since then I’ve always dreamed about that special day when I would see my first whale shark. It took me over ten years and about 1500 dives when this magical moment finally happened few days ago here in Panglao, Bohol,…

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…

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