Dive Happy Podcast

Discover the best places to go scuba diving in Asia with the Dive Happy podcast. Each episode we explore one of Asia’s many amazing dive hot spots to help you get a feel for what makes it special, what to expect and tips on how to get the most of your dive trip.

Episode 13: Diving Triton Bay Podcast

Batfish and coral, David's Rock, Triton Bay

Triton Bay lies south of Raja Ampat and is one of Indonesia’s greatest diving destinations which is still being explored. Jimmy Thai from Triton Bay Divers explains what makes diving the area magical.

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Episode 12: Diving Tubbataha Reef

Sweetlips at Tubbataha Reef

Imagine diving on the side of a mountain covered in coral and marine life – that’s Tubbataha Reef. Yvette Lee explains why it’s the greatest dive spot in the Philippines

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Episode 11: Diving Yap

Sharks in YapYap Sharks Photo courtesy and © Tim Rock

Yap maybe most famous for its resident manta ray population, but Tim Rock explains how this tiny Micronesian group of islands has a gamut of other oceany delights plus a unique topside culture too.

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Episode 10: Diving Truk Lagoon

Truk Lagoon - photo copyright Tim Rock
Truk Lagoon Photo courtesy and © Tim Rock

Truk Lagoon’s scores of easily accessible WWII shipwrecks are also stunningly colourful “ship reefs” and havens for marine life. Tim Rock describes why Truk is one of the world’s most incredible dive spots

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Episode 9: Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Sogod Bay Diving - turtle on the reef

Sogod Bay is the Philippines’ best kept secret for scuba diving – a marine sanctuary that boasts beautiful reefs, great critter life and regular whale shark visits. Sogod Bay Scuba Resort director Phil McGuire explains Sogod’s hidden charms

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Episode 8: Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat’s Misool Eco Resort is surrounded by pristine coral reefs and thriving fish life – thanks in large part to the decade-long conservation efforts of the resort itself. Co-founder Marit Miners explains how a motley crew of divers managed to create an eco sanctuary.

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Episode 7: Diving Palau

Napoleon wrasse gets friendly, Blue Hole, Palau

Hundreds of sharks, scores of World War 2 wrecks, jawdropping underwater seascapes – everything about diving in Palau is epic. Tim Rock reflects on diving Palau for over three decades and why he keeps going back

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Episode 6: The Manta Rays Of Myanmar’s Black Rock

Manta Ray (pic taken in the Maldives, not Myanmar!)

The remote dive site of Black Rock in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is one of the world’s hotspots for manta rays. Pioneering manta ray researcher Dr Andrea Marshall explains why

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Episode 5: Diving Myanmar

Diving Myanmar

Long closed off from the rest of the world, Myanmar has a host of fascinating diving amongst the largely uninhabited islands of the Mergui Archipelago. Clive White draws on his extensive Myanmar diving experience to explain its appeal

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Episode 4: Diving Bali, Indonesia

Staghorn Table Coral and Reef Fish, Menjangan Island, Bali

Bali is a world-famous tourist destination but it’s also a largely underrated diving destination, with scores of great dive sites that range from macro wonderlands to big critter encounters. Simon Pridmore explains Bali’s underwater allure.

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Episode 3: Diving Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia

Whale sharks seen while diving Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia

Diving Cenderawasih Bay in Indonesia is a must-do for those who want prolonged, up-close whale shark encounters. But this vast underwater wilderness has plenty more to amaze visitors, as Tim Rock explains

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Episode 2: Diving Komodo, Indonesia

Cannibal Rock, Komodo, Indonesia

Famous as the home of the Komodo Dragon, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park is also one of the most epic places in the world to go diving. Accomplished Canadian underwater photographer Mike Veitch joins Chris Mitchell to discuss why Komodo is incredible above and below the surface.

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Episode 1: Diving Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat - Boo Windows

Raja Ampat is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world to go scuba diving, but what makes it so special? Veteran underwater photojournalist Tim Rock joins Chris Mitchell to discuss why Raja Ampat keeps divers coming back year after year.

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