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



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Maldives Diving January 2011

A few underwater photos from my Maldives trip in January 2011 around Male, Ari and Felidhe atolls on MV Orion



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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.



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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.



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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 […]



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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.



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Palau Diving: Size Does Matter

Palau may be a tiny speck of a country in the Pacific, but underwater it’s a geographically vast realm that’s home to thousands of sharks and strong currents that make for a truly epic experience



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Humpback Whale Breaching, Sardine Run South Africa 2010

Amongst the mayhem of the sharks, dolphins and gannets feeding on the millions of fish in South Africa’s annual Sardine Run, it’s easy to forget that humpback whales pass through these waters too and provide spectacular close encounters on the surface



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How I Learned To Love The Great White Shark: TEDx Presentation

Great white sharks and why we should care about them, including the remarkable story of Great White Shark attack survivor and conservationist Rodney Fox, was the topic of my TEDx presentation in Bangkok in 2010



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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.



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Manta Rays at Donkalo, Maldives: My Best Photo Of 2010

The best sequence of photos I managed to take this year was at Donkalo in the Maldives, a reknowned manta ray hotspot that provided some amazing manta encounters.



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Diving Pattaya’s Shipwrecks

This weekend I was down in Pattaya as a guest of Aquanauts and Mermaids dive shops trying to get some photos of their shipwrecks. Here’s a quick taster



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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.



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Bali Mola Mola Movie By Peter Walker

Ever wanted to see the amazing mola mola of Bali? Peter Walker’s short movie gets you up close and personal with these bizarre, giant sunfish



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Bali Dive Safari – Lembongan, Tulamben and Pemuteran

Bali is famous as a tropical island paradise, but it also has a wonderfully diverse collection of dive sites around its coastline that yield many hidden treasures. A Bali Dive Safari over a couple of weeks is the ideal way to enjoy the island both on land and under water



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