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Whale Sharks underneath Bagans (Fishing Platforms) at Kwatisore, Cendrawasih Bay, Indonesia

Cenderawasih Bay – Whale Shark Capital Of The World

If you want prolonged, up-close encounters with the majestic but usually elusive whale shark, the biggest fish in the world, Cenderawasih Bay in remote far eastern Indonesia is the place to go

The Book

Manta Rays chapter opening spread from the book Thailand

My First Book Is Out Now – Thailand’s Underwater World

My first book, co-authored with my friend Jez Tryner, has just been published. Thailand’s Underwater World: A Celebration Of Thailand’s Amazing Marine Life is a beautifully produced hardback coffee-table book – the perfect Christmas present! etc, etc.

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Sweetlips beneath a table coral, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

Tubbataha Reef Liveaboard Diving – Trip Report June 2011

Tubbataha Reef is the Philippines most celebrated dive site, only accessible by liveaboard – this is my report on a 4 day diving trip there

Carpe Vita Maldives Liveaboard

MV Carpe Vita – Maldives Liveaboard Review

Carpe Vita is latest luxury Maldives liveaboard to take to the waters, launching in March 2011. Here’s my detailed rundown of Carpe Vita’s operation after spending a week on the boat

Tambora Liveaboard, Indonesia

Tambora Liveaboard Review

Tambora is a new luxury liveaboard that spends the entire year exploring Indonesia. This is a review of the boat itself, with photos and notes on the facilities and operation to help you decide if it’s the boat for you

MSY Damai - Indonesia Liveaboard

MSY Damai Liveaboard Report

Possibly the most luxurious liveaboard boat currently in Indonesia, MSY Damai is trying a new approach in providing top notch diving and underwater photography

Orange frogfish amongst grey weed

A Weird And Wonderful World Underwater: Lembeh Diving March 2011

Indonesia’s northern Sulawesi has one of the greatest – and most unlikely – underwater environments in the world. Scores of fantastic-looking marine species – many of which are rarely seen anywhere else on the planet – are regularly spotted on the barren black sand slopes of the Lembeh Strait.

Diving Belongas Bay, South Lombok, Indonesia

My dive buddy Adri has posted a detailed writeup with lots of cool photos of her recent dive trip to Belongas Bay in Southern Lombok. The short version – it was great! If you’re looking for somewhere very secluded to dive with beautiful topside scenery and beaches, then this fits the bill. I haven’t been […]

A large table coral is home to thousands of glassfish

Menjangan Island Scuba Diving

Hidden in the north-west tip of Bali is Menjangan Island, which boasts some of the most beautiful corals in Indonesia and is accessible to both scuba divers and snorkelers.

Cuttlefish and Coral, Diving Kalimantan, Indonesia

Scuba Diving Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Diving the island pearls of Indonesian Borneo’s coastline – Nabucco, Kakaban, Sangalaki and Derawan – from the Tambora liveaboard: the full text of my article for EZ Dive magazine.

Reef, Tatawa Besar, Komodo

Best Scuba Diving In Indonesia

Where is the best scuba diving in Indonesia? Read on for 6 places that should be on every diver’s To Do list.

Yellow snapper schooling, Richelieu Rock, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand

The Best Of Thailand Diving – 7 Day Similan Islands and Southern Thailand Liveaboard Trip

A seven day diving liveaboard around the Similan Islands and Southern Thailand is the easiest way to see the best diving that Thailand has to offer – here’s my trip report from a May 2011 liveaboard on MV Flying Seahorse

World Record Holding Freediver Ai Futaki freediving with video camera

Ai Futaki’s World Record Freediving Attempt: An Interview

Freediving videographer Ai Futaki recently attempted to break one of the world records for female freediving. She tells Chris Mitchell about her passion for pushing freediving and underwater filming to the limits.