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.
Tubbataha Reef Diving
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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Palau Diving: Francis Toribiong
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.
Sogod Bay Diving
Diving in the Philippines’ Sogod Bay is so good we’re returning to Southern Leyte’s best-kept secret, this time with underwater videographer Tony Exall.
LAMAVE Whale Shark Research
LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute) has pioneered Philippines whale shark research. Jessica Labaja explains LAMAVE’s ongoing program.
Dream Job: Marine Biologist
Being a marine biologist sounds like a dream job for divers, but what’s the day-to-day reality? Dr Simon Pierce describes what it’s really like as a full-time occupation.
Dumaguete Diving Podcast
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.
Komodo Diving Podcast
Indonesia’s Komodo National Park is infamous for its strong currents underwater. Emma Tolmie explains how learning to ride the lightning can lead to the best dives.
Diving Yonaguni Monument, Japan Podcast
Yonaguni’s mysterious underwater monument has intrigued scientists and divers for decades. Is it natural or man-made? Florine from World Adventure Divers explains.
Diving Koh Lanta Podcast
Koh Lanta is the gateway to some of Thailand’s best diving, as well as being a great apres-dive location too. Joe Guilmette describes what makes Koh Lanta’s diving so special. Hear More
Moalboal Diving Podcast
Famous for its vast, shape-shifting shoals of sardines, Moalboal has plenty of other underwater surprises for scuba divers. Tony Exall explains. Hear More
Diving Hawaii Podcast
Hawaii’s volcanic seascape is a haven for marine life, from humpback whales to night dive manta rays to endemic fish species. Tim Rock explains Hawaii’s unique appeal.
Diving The Banda Sea Podcast – Part 1
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
Diving The Banda Sea Podcast – Part 2
Diving on a still active volcano with hundreds of deadly poisonous sea snakes – what could possibly go wrong? Simon Marsh explains where to find the wild side of Banda Sea diving. Hear More
Diving Malapascua Podcast
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
Diving Taiwan Podcast
Diving Taiwan is full of surprises, with a variety of dive sites across the country almost unknown to tourists. Simon Pridmore explains Taiwan’s underwater highlights. Hear More
Diving Japan Podcast
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
Diving HTMS Chang/Alhambra Rock Podcast
HTMS Chang is one of Thailand’s best wreck dives and along with the very fishy Alhambra Rock it’s accessible as a weekend liveaboard from Bangkok. Hear More
Diving The Coron Shipwrecks Podcast
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
Diving Lembongan Podcast
Lembongan is Bali’s wild side, famous for the chance to see mola mola (oceanic sunfish) and manta rays. Long-time Lembongan resident and dive shop owner Tim Birkett talks about how to best explore the island. Hear More
Diving Romblon Podcast
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
Triton Bay Diving 2020 Podcast
Triton Bay remains one of Indonesia’s best – and still largely undiscovered – diving areas. Veteran underwater photojournalist Tim Rock discusses what makes Triton Bay diving so good. Hear More
Liveaboard Cruise Director Podcast
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
Diving Triton Bay Podcast
Triton Bay lies south of Raja Ampat and is still being explored. Jimmy Thai from Triton Bay Divers explains what makes diving the area magical. Hear More
Diving Tubbataha Reef Podcast
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
Diving Yap Podcast
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. Hear More
Diving Truk Lagoon Podcast
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
Diving Sogod Bay Podcast
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. Hear More
Misool Eco Resort Podcast
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
Diving Palau Podcast
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.
The Manta Rays Of Myanmar Podcast
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
Diving Myanmar Podcast
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. Hear More
Diving Bali Podcast
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
Diving Cenderawasih Bay Podcast
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.
Diving Komodo Podcast
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.
Diving Raja Ampat Podcast
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 explores why Raja Ampat keeps divers coming back year after year. Hear More
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