Diving & Snorkelling
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Hello fellow divers! I run the Truenomads travel site and am now searching for divers that are interested in submitting their dive photos to the Scuba Diaries section. Get recognized! I am looking for 10-20 good quality photos for a single location to do a photo essay of. You would get full recognition, a short bio, and up to 3 links in the post going to your own website, twitter, FB, etc. If interested please let me know! email me at nomad.justin at yahoo.com Thanks!
my girlfriend and I are both certified and expierenced divers... we will visit manila, the rice teraces and maybe donsol. after that we have about 5-8 days that we are wanting to spend diving... we are budget travelers but are looking to do at least a dive or two during those dates...
but goodness! where do we start? we were thinking about maybe going to palawan and spending the entire time there or doing the island hopping somewhere in the visayas...
please help :-)
Hi, I am currently hesitating between a trip to Padre Burgos or Bunaken. I am an advanced diver, but my partner does not dive, and we both really enjoy snorkelling, going out and identifying species we have never seen etc. We are looking mostly for a healthy well stocked reef not to far from shore, no boat trips if possible. We really enjoyed Dahab egypt, and were quite disapointed in the andaman islands last year. I would like to hear from some people who have been to one or the other or can suggest a place with awesome snorkelling for a couple to chill out for 2-3 weeks, we don't need much, a hamoc, little bungalow and that's about it.
Thanks in advance
have a nice day
I still can't decide! I found three liveabroads that fit my schedule. Which would you pick?
THANK YOU for your input!
MY Emperor Asmaa: Fury & Friends (from Hamata Port)
Itinerary: Wadi Lahmi, Abu Galawa Soraya, Abu Galawa Kebir, Sha'ab Maksur, Sha'ab Claudio, Sha'ab Sataya
My Sea Serpent: Brothers & Daedalus Reef (from Hurghada)
Itinerary: Big Brother, Little Brother, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.
No. of dives: 21
My Blue Seas: St. John's (from Marsa Ghaleb)
Itinerary: Abu Dabab, Elphinstone, Sha'ab Claudio, Dolphin Reef (Sataya), Sha'ab Sharm, St. John’s (Habili Ali & Gota Kebir), Fury Shoals, Marsa Shouna.
No. of dives: 24
I am going in July. I have an advanced PADI certification but I don't get to dive often. I take a diving trip every other year. I have about 65 logged dives. This summer will be my first 7 day liveabroad. more »
wife and I (+ kid) consider take a 2 week trip to Thailand (direct flight to Krabi).
As I hold 400+ dives, but haven't really dive since whale shark encounter at Sail Rock north of Koh Phangan in 2009, I know wish to get peoples view on 1 week at Kog Mook and diving of the local islands there?
And, secondly we consider staying north of Ao Nang/Krabi for second week, and hence how is the local islands there for diving?
Dont wanna be away to much from wife and kid, hence, local island!
Else I am considering staying on Koh Lanta and go speed boat to Hin Daeng / Hin Muang for 2 days then!
So Option I guess is:
1). Ao Nang/KRabi, 2 days diving at local islands + 1 week at Koh Mook around 3 days diving,
2). Koh Lanta, 2 days of speed boat to Hin Daeng / Hin Muang + 2-3 days diving at Koh Mook.
Last, is there no good diving close to Koh Lanta for starting o... more »
I'm going on a vacation to Cuba with a friend next month.
And after blabbering on and on for hours, I have successfully get her interested in Diving. XD
Now I need to find some good places to dive in Cuba, and if possible...maybe get her an Open Water License.
I have only got 1 week off work and want to go diving and am based in Europe. Obviously don't want to spend to long travelling. Can anyone recommend any Good Dive Destinations not to far from Europe. Feedback appreciated. Am thinking about the Red Sea.
Can anyone recommend a good dive company that does Liveaboards in the Red Sea. Looking for a 6-7 day trip and want to dive where there's not loads of different liveaboards diving the same dive spots at the same time. I would really like to go back to Komodo but its a bit crazy flying from Europe to Komodo for 1 weeks diving. I will return to Komdo when I have got a spare 3 weeks. Feedback appreciated.
I am a snorkeling nut who is a strong swimmer. I have snorkeled mostly in Asia but other regions,too. Many of the places I have been to and maybe have changed. For example,there was a place in Indonesia where once it was spectacular. When I returned 3 years later,the coral was "totally" bleached. Nothing makes me more happy than to rent a cheap,fairly clean place,take a bit of a walk then swim out to a colorful reef with plenty of fish varieties. What I do not like is having to hire a boat ($20+) or join a group. I can swim long distances in fairly rough waters. Bottomline--if it is not offshore,I am not interested!
I prefer to rent a room or a small cottage for a week or two (with decent food within a short distance). My mornings would be snorkeling and my afternoons would be drinking a beer or two with other tourists or locals or just relaxing on a veranda with a book. I would ... more »
I'm having some trouble in understanding how good is the snorkeling in some areas of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. I have about a month and I wanted to do the best snorkeling possible..., but with a low budget, so locations that are very hard to get and expensive are out of the picture. How would you rank the quality of snorkeling in Bunaken (Sulawesi), west Flores (kanawa, seraya) and Komodo, Perhentians and Tioman (Malaysia), Palawan and Apo Island (Philippines)?
Thanks a lot!
I've heard that Tenggol has the best diving on Peninsular Malaysia, but is it possible to do on a budget? My research has only turned up all-inclusive dive packages, but these seem pretty expensive. Just wondering if we have any other options--i.e. an independent, cheaper accommodation or a dive shop that will just sell you fun dives individually.
Hi all, couldn't find anything similar to my query so thought id ask (sorry if a post already exists).
Anyway, I am looking at doing the 2 month intensive dive courses to get the Dive Master Qualification. And I was wondering (as cost is the main factor) whether Bali or Koh Phangan would be best.
Also if I complete all the courses in one place would this make my qualifications less impressive to a potential employer?
Seeking a dive buddy and person to share a cabin.
It is a 7-night cruise, 12 dives, ~2000$ per person.
Please contact, if interested.
as I wasnt lucky with any posts in the Thailand section, I try my luck in this just discovered diving section...
I fly into Bangkok on april 27th. I know that the Similan Islands National Marine Park closes down officially on may 1st this year. Due to the starting monsoon season.
And do you have any recommendations for dive operators?
Thanks a lot in advance for any help!
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