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.
Widely regarded as the best dive location in the Philippines, the remote, UNESCO Heritage listed Tubbataha Reef is worth the effort the visit. Tony Exall explains why.
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Simon Pridmore’s biography of Francis Toribiong describes the man who put Palau diving on the map. Tim Rock discusses Simon’s book and his friendship with Francis.
LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute) has pioneered Philippines whale shark research. Jessica Labaja explains LAMAVE’s ongoing program.
Near to the Philippines’ Dumaguete City are not one but two outstanding dive areas – the famous Apo Island, and the macro heaven of Dauin’s coastline.
Yonaguni’s mysterious underwater monument has intrigued scientists and divers for decades. Is it natural or man-made? Florine from World Adventure Divers explains.
Famous for its vast, shape-shifting shoals of sardines, Moalboal has plenty of other underwater surprises for scuba divers. Tony Exall explains. Hear More
Crossing The Banda Sea is one of Indonesia’s most epic liveaboard experiences. Simon Marsh explains the spectacular diving to be found along the way, as well as the fascinating history of the tiny Banda Islands. Hear More
The tiny island of Malapascua in the Philippines is the best place in the world to see the elusive thresher shark. Dr Simon Pierce explains how the sharks have become a great example of successful eco-tourism. Hear More
From ice diving to shark diving to tropical reef diving, Japan has it all. Tim Rock gives an overview of how to explore Japan’s many different underwater environments. Hear More
The World War 2 shipwrecks in the Philippines’ Coron Bay are an underwater timewarp into the past. Tony Exall explains what it’s like to dive them today. Hear More
Romblon island is a hotspot for tiny underwater critters rarely seen elsewhere in the Philippines. Founder of DiverBliss.com Ara Juan explains the appeal of Romblon’s super macro marine life. Hear More
It sounds like a dream job, but what does it really take to be liveaboard cruise director? Former Dive Damai Operations Manager Simon Marsh explains all. Hear More
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 Philippines’ greatest dive spot. Hear More
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. Hear More
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. Hear More
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. Hear More
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. Hear More
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 explains why.
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