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Malaysia’s Secret Beaches ~ Sipadan Islands

Sipadan Village ResortWhile the average traveler may not be familiar with the name, any SCUBA diving aficionado will tell you that Sipadan ranks as among the world’s best diving destinations. Rated consistently as top-5 dive sites, Sipadan will leave any traveler breathless. Both under water to experience the spectacular coral gardens, and coral reef teeming with over 3,000 species of marine life, and above water. Any water-bound activity you choose will put you in direct contact with sharks (yes, but there are of course good sharks and bad sharks!!), barracudas, hawksbill sea turtles and manta rays.

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Wanna dive to find Mola-Mola?

Nusa Penida is a diver’s playground with numerous sites worthy of exploring and home to the rare Mola-Mola and Manta Rays.

The beauty of underwater Indonesia is virtually unmatched.

I shudder at the thought of hypothermia.

At a chilly 19° Celsius and 30 metres down, my three-millimetre wetsuit is no match for the brutal thermocline: the wild temperature variations as steep as 8° Celsius in the space of mere metres. I rub my arms vigorously in an attempt to maintain my body temperature. We are on a hunt. Photo hunt, that is.

“When I dive, I feel alive. Everything else is just a surface interval”, said Dr. Phil Nuytten, a renowned Canadian ocean explorer. Continue reading

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Scuba Diving around the Isle of Gods, Bali

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Bali provides opportunities for those who would like to learn scuba diving, even without theory and pool training, but also some of the best diving spots for the experienced scuba diver. In Sanur Beach you can even experience the sea life from the safety of your diving bubble with the Sea Walker. The only one in Bali – no diving experience needed.

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Laid back beach life on an island… in Japan. Really?

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Miyako Island, Japan. Photo: flickr member headpipe

There are some images that – at first sight – just don’t seem to match our pre-conceived notion of country. An idyllic island life that has near-perfect mediterranean weather in… Japan? Well, the beauty of travel (with a big help from the internet) is to see sights from around the world through which we learn to appreciate all corners of the globe. All travel destinations whether they make sense to our minds or not. Just like Japan, it’s not about the bright neon-lights of downtown Tokyo, or hi tech gadgets and bullet trains, or serene Temples with Mount Fuji as a backdrop. Miyako Island, is one such unique place that goes against the grain of everything you thought Japan was supposed to be.

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The Great Blue Hole in the middle of the ocean

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The Great Blue Hole is geographical phenomenon situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize. There are numerous blue holes around the world but none as stunning as this one. The whole is part of the Lighthouse Reef System and lies approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City. The centre of the hole is very large, almost perfect circular hole, approximately one quarter of mile (4km across). Inside the hole the water is 480 feet (145 m) deep.

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Dive Destinations | Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia

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Dive Destinations | Derawan Island, East Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia ~ 2 of 2

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