Diving With Disabilities

Two dive operators in South East Asia offer specialised trips for people with disabilities to either learn or continue to enjoy scuba diving Something that deserves to get more attention is the how great scuba diving is as a sport for people with disabilities. The weightlessness of the water means that even if someone has […]

Philippines Oil Spill Threatens Second Island

It’s no surprise that the recent oil spill off the Philippines has been causing havoc with the marine life of the region – and now looks like the slick is set to damage the ecosystem of Negros, a popular dive destination The impact of this spill is going to be felt by the local population […]

Whale Sharks Bring Prosperity And Problems To Philippines

The whale sharks of Donsol are proving a huge tourist attraction for the Philippines – but they are also bringing new problems for the tiny town to cope with I wrote a while ago about wanting to visit the town of Donsol in the Philippines, which has become famous in the last 10 years due […]

Dive In Style: Tim Simond

Dive In Style is a lavish coffetable book that’s packed with photos of the best places to dive around the world – and chill out afterwards too I would dearly love to know how author Tim Simond got the commission to do this book, because there’s about a thousand other freelance dive journalists that would […]

Dreaming Of Diving: Coron Bay, Philippines

Coron Bay in the Philippines has some of the most spectacular World War II shipwreck diving in the Asia-Pacific region Following on from my post about Donsol in the Philippines, another place I’ve been looking at diving in the same country is Coron Bay, on the island of Palawan in the north of the Philippines. […]

Dreaming of Diving: Donsol, Philippines

The Philippines are one of the premier dive destinations for seeing whale sharks, especially from the island of Ticao I spend a lot of time dreaming about where I can go diving next. South East Asia is home to the richest marine biodiversity in the world, and virtually every country in the region has scores […]