Nusa Penida: Magic Manta Moments

Hypnotised, all I could do was give in to the waters, to my breathing and to the gracefulness of this beautiful creature. The boatman had pulled our diveboat to a stop close to a small limestone cliff. We had arrived at Manta Point dive site of Nusa Penida, Indonesia and were gearing up, doing our…

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Leave Me To The Sharks Please

I wished there were signals underwater for me to tell you that I have encountered far more dangerous creatures on dry land, and they all bore sharper teeth, and had bloodier mouths and pricklier tongues, so this is considered mild. As a child, the word “shark” evoked only images of deadly sharp teeth and a…

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Bonding In Phi Phi

Grateful for the chance to revisit here. Some things never change. The boat, the people, the equipment perhaps, but the blazing sun, the salty smell of the sea, the welcomed cool sea breezes and the blueness of the warm waters remained untouched by time. The last time I was in Phuket was 25 years ago,…

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