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Ocean Hunter II - Palau
I recently visited Palau to do a feature for DIVE (Current Affairs, August 2005)and booked on the Ocean Hunter II.
Diving in Sipadan, Borneo
The best dive in the world?A dark ridge of trees above a line of white sand breaks the smooth horizon of the Celebes Sea, as the tiny island of Sipadan looms ahead.
Pescador Island, Cebu, Philippines
The small islet of Pescador can be found a few miles off Cebu, one of the central islands of the Philippines.
Kri Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Parachute diveIt was more like a parachute jump than a dive: over the side, fast hand up through the bubbles for a camera grab, and then a drift along the reef like a leaf on the wind – the coral reeling past us like the background of a cartoon.
Adventure Diving in Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Reefs, wrecks and orangutansCharlotte Boan, DIVE’s very own intrepid explorer, travelled to Indonesia to dive the remote island of Pulau Weh and venture into the wild Sumatran rainforest to recapture diving’s spirit of adventure
The reefs around Malaysia and the islands of Sipadan and Layang are said to offer some of the best diving in the world. DIVE readers reveal whether they live up to expectations.
More than 7,000 islands make up this archipelago, with most of the diving taking place south of the capital city, Manila
Operation reclaim: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Rep
HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are two of the ultimate wreck dives, but they are also designated as ‘protected places’. This month we focus on two British expeditions to these South China Sea war graves...
Diving bargains - Puerto Galera, Philippines
Of all Southeast Asia's budget diving centres, this possibly offers the best diving for the lowest outlay.
Diving in Indonesia
The good, the bad and the bug-eyedSome say that, with its 18,000 islands and location at the heart of the famous Coral Triangle, Indonesia is the ultimate diving nation. Simon Rogerson is your guide to some of the archipelago’s most popular scuba spots
Stunning reefs, with weird beasties and luxurious corals – both hard and soft – await those divers prepared to take the long and winding road to Wakatobi. Report by Max James…
INDepth - The Philippines
An eclectic mix of wrecks, reefs and big fish make the Philippines an absorbing part of Southeast Asia that is too often ignored but well worth a visit.
BALI back on the market
Back on the market as a quality dive destination, Bali is an area tour operators are keen to promote, but where do you go and what do you see?
Unspoiled, wild and remote, with its excellent diving Komodo has all the elements an adventurer might be looking for. And there are dragons too
This month’s guide is a tour of Southeast Asia, focusing on one of the world’s ‘hot zones’ of evolution – Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
A rapidly developing country, Malaysia is a melting pot of nationalities, religions and cultures. Malaysia has everything you could ever ask of warm-water diving.
INDepth - Thailand
An exotic location with a multitude of dive sites to choose from, Thailand has grown from a regular stop on the backpackers’ trail to become one of the world’s most popular dive destinations. Photographs by Paul Lees
A 600-strong group of divers have set a new world record in Thailand...
The islands off Peninsular Malaysia are a photographer’s dream – not only are they safe, but they offer pristine coral and stunning fish life…
Walking sharks and flasher wrasse were among the biological oddities discovered in a survey of Indonesia’s Bird’s Head peninsula. DIVE reports from the engine room of marine evolution
Value added Thailand
Increasing numbers of British divers are heading off to Thailand and Burma as an alternative to the Red Sea. Simon Rogerson finds out why. Photographs by Mark Strickland...
A reef worth fighting for
The islands and reefs of northwest Borneo are home to some of the most complex and beautiful marine environments in the world. Simon Christopher argues that only a radical conservation plan can preserve the reefs for future generations.
East of Eden
The area around Sulawesi, Borneo and the southern Philippines has been described as an ecological ‘hot spot’. With the publication of a new photo-book about the area by Jürgen Freund, Simon Rogerson finds what makes it so special....
A tale of two reefs
The island of Sipadan is famous for big animals, big walls and big visibility. So why is its neighbour, Mabul, so different? Simon Rogerson reports. Photographs by Matthew Oldfield...
Two worlds collide – Komodo, Indonesia
Sitting in a torrent of activity where the Pacific pours into the Indian Ocean, Komodo Island is home to a multitude of marine life. Simon Rogerson dips his fins in two worlds...
After more than three decades of wrangling, Malaysia has won its World Court battle to retain ownership of Sipadan Island.
Dive guide: Papua New Guinea
Famed for its coral reefs, Second World War wrecks and critter dives, Papua New Guinea is in many ways the complete scuba destination. Words and photographs by Simon Rogerson
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