Two Stories in Asian Diver Issue 101

Issue 101 of Asian Diver is now out, and I have two stories in there as part of the Philippines special.

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One is my account of going to Tubbataha Reef, the remote and spectacular wall off Palawan – and the other is my trip around the Visayas, visiting several of the Philippines’ top spots like Moalboal, Dumaguete, Cabilao and more easily on board a liveaboard. Both stories are accompanied by beautiful photos from Yvette Lee.

Asian Diver issue 101

Asian Diver issue 101

The issue also features a stunning photo portfolio from my mate Jez Tryner – you have got to see his pictures of whale sharks and manta rays over a reef – absolutely amazing.

I am already thinking of going back to Dumaguete, as Apo Island and the muck dive under the Ducomi Pier were my favourite spots on the whole Visayas trip – very few other people there and reefs in great condition.



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Start Planning Your Philippines Dive Trip Now!

:: Check the availability and pricing of liveaboards in the Philippines and book online.


:: Find the cheapest flights to the Philippines with Skyscanner - one search will show you the prices and times from scores of airlines for your trip. A real timesaver.


If you need a good transit hotel near Manila airport, try the Marriott or Nichols Hotel. The actual Manila Airport Hotel is very run down and not recommended.


:: Make sure you don't forget to bring any of the essentials for your scuba diving trip with our comprehensive Liveaboard Packing List


:: Get dive and travel insurance for the Philippines from World Nomads - make sure you're covered above and below the water. World Nomads lets you buy insurance online quickly and easily.


:: Find available places to stay in the Philippines on Booking.com - usually you can reserve a room with no upfront payment. Pay when you check out. Free cancellations too.


:: Need inspiration? See our Best Places To Dive In The Philippines for ideas of where to go and what to do.


:: Explore our Philippines Dive Travel Guide for more Philippines must-dive destinations.