Diving & Snorkelling
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View this video (I'm not advertising the company - don't know them, didn't dive with them)
Hey all :) I`m a Bulgarian girl who took a break from her job and went to the Caribbean for 6 monts...no plan...no idea for tomorrow. Just wanted to share some underwater vids -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Q9bLCyrCk - freediving at Tajma-ha cenote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAO5syqhiVw - the "secret lagoon"
I'll be in Egypt in January and would like to do 4-6 days of diving. Is it a trade-off between great dive sites and tourists (with Sharm being more tourist infested)? Would appreciate comparisons and insights regarding how to best spend the time diving. Opinions re Ras Mohamed?
I am planning on heading to Puerto Princesa over christmas. I am only there for 4 days. What are the best places to go to? I ideally would like nice beaches and out door hikes and adventures. Do I have to trek to El Nido (which I hear is a 3 hour journey) or are there other options closer to Puerto Princesa?
Thanks : )
We are heading to Borneo in April 2014 for 3 weeks and the first trip we plan to do when we arrive is the climb MT Kinabalu. We are experienced in hiking, climbing and would like to do the journey back down from the mountain summit 'via ferrata' but we are not sure about details and how one should organise etc.
Can someone please help us out with any information regarding this route:
- How much longer does it take to get back to the starting point of the trek?
- Cost estimates?? Are there extra costs involved if you choose to go this way (via ferrata) and do you need a guide?
- Do you require a special guide to do this route back down?
- Does anybody have a reputable guide/company that we should contact to organise this?
- Any tips in regards to gear that one might require to do this trek ?
- Tips on staying on the mountain in regards to huts etc??
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Can somebody please recommend a decent dive company for us to book 3 x days diving trip 'Sipadan' in April 2014 and possibly give us an estimate of cost etc. We are not after 'gold star' resort style etc.. We would love to dive 3 x days and would obviously require accommodation as well. We are wondering whether you need to book a whole package with a dive company or whether you you organise separate etc..
Any information from anybody regarding diving Sipadan and staying close by would be much appreciated. Thank you Matt
Booking a trip over the school holiday - & want to include some scuba diving in the trip. Considering as far south as we can get in Mexico - Pacific side. Good flight options first - so considering Huatulco followed by Ixtapa (with car rental taking us to Acapulco). have dived both Ixtapa & Cabo at this time of year & it's not very special - though the whales in the vacinity are very cool! Would love reviews/opinions of these areas knowing that our dive time is over the busy Christmas holiday!
I am traveling to south Asia for a minimum of 4 weeks, I can possibly get 5-6, for the month of December and possibly extending into January. My main priority is diving and snorkeling. There are some destinations I have in mind that I do want to visit other than beaches but for my destination I want to see beautiful beaches and do amazing diving. I have already been to the Philippines so that is out of the itinerary. I've done a lot of research and now I just want first hand accounts on where anyone might think is better. I want to visit Thailand, Malaysia, or Indonesia. I just haven't decided which one would have better beaches. I don't mind touristy destinations, although I will be staying in hostels.
Any suggestions are helpful
Thinking of diving at Palawan next next month (Dec '13), is it a good idea? Any form of feedback would be much appreciated. Also, if there's any recommended operator or tips to advice, please share. Thanks in advance.
We're decided to book a slightly last minute dive trip during last December- early January. All we need is a location. I'm keen to get out of Australia.
We're after marine life (as opposed to wrecks, underwater caving etc). I'd like to keep the costs down (so Palau, the Caribbean etc is out) but it doesn't have to be the cheapest possible destination. I'd prefer to pay a bit more and see amazing marine life.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
thanks in advance.
Hello fellow aquarians and bubble makers
I have just completed the PADI Rescue Diver in Tulum, Mexico. I would like to follow the Divemaster course somewhere in Central America. I love Tulum, but here it is more about cave diving and there is very little to be found when it comes to aquatic life in the cenotes. I would prefer to learn where there is a great variety in the underwater life so I can also learn more about that. Any suggestion is welcome :)
I've left packing to the last minute and I can't find my PADI card or log book and I'm going to Egypt tomorrow to dive! I know I brought them back from my trip in April, I have a vague recollection of it being damp and leaving it to dry somewhere. Can I dive without them? I was planning on doing my advanced open water.
Does anybody know if Pearl Pacific Resort located on the south side of Fiji's mainland offers dives on Rainbow Reef?
I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for liveaboards in the Maldives?
we'll be diving late december to mid january
im after direct websites, it seems most things I google lead to a third party website and prices are inflated
any help would be much appreciated!
I've been finding out that most of the ideal diving is on the outer island. Does anyone know of a dive spot around the mainland that hasn't been destroyed yet? Any help would be nice. I'm getting a bad feeling about my options for a good dive off the mainland.
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