Scuba Diving in Bohol: Its 3 Best Dive Destinations & Top Dive Sites of Each!

Scuba Diving in Bohol: Its 3 Best Dive Destinations & Top Dive Sites of Each!

Bohol, right in the the heart of Central Visayas in the Philippines, is an ideal alternative (or add-on!) destination from Cebu for many reasons. But we would like to emphasize that the beautiful island of Bohol itself is a standalone destination, both on land and underwater. On land, the well-planned tourist highway allows you to…

Quick Guide to Diving Alma Jane: Puerto Galera’s Cool Shipwreck Dive

Quick Guide to Diving Alma Jane: Puerto Galera’s Cool Shipwreck Dive

Of all the dives I did in Puerto Galera, perhaps my favorite was the Alma Jane wreck. The Alma Jane doesn’t have some morbid past or historical significance — it’s merely a decommissioned cargo ship, intentionally scuttled in 2003 to make a new dive site. Because of the strong currents and nutrient-rich waters of the…

Scuba Diving in Cebu: The 7 Best Dive Regions on Cebu [2024 Guide]

Scuba Diving in Cebu: The 7 Best Dive Regions on Cebu [2024 Guide]

Centrally located in the nutrient-rich waters of the Visayan region of the Philippine Archipelago, Cebu is a diving mecca. Here on this beautiful island, countless dive sites are flourishing along its 196 kilometer (122 mile) long coastline, as well as its neighboring islands (also included in this guide). Each of these dive areas is home…

Biorock Pemuteran: Snorkeling & Diving Indonesia’s Biggest Coral Restoration Project!

Biorock Pemuteran: Snorkeling & Diving Indonesia’s Biggest Coral Restoration Project!

One of the biggest draws of a trip to Pemuteran is its BioRock project, an impressive effort that’s resulted in the creation of the largest coral reef restoration effort in all of Indonesia. It was started nearly 25 years ago as a smaller project, but now, it’s grown immensely and is one of the biggest…

Scuba Diving in Pemuteran, Bali: Complete Guide to West Bali’s Diving Hub

Scuba Diving in Pemuteran, Bali: Complete Guide to West Bali’s Diving Hub

It’s hard to believe that on an island as visited as Bali, there are still hidden gems to discover. On my recent trip to Bali (my third — I just can’t stay away from this island!), I had booked two weeks for diving in Amed and Tulamben, since on my first visit to Amed I…

Swimming with Whales in Moorea: Picking an Ethical Moorea Whale Snorkeling Tour

Swimming with Whales in Moorea: Picking an Ethical Moorea Whale Snorkeling Tour

Humpback whales are one of the earth’s most incredible, gentle creatures — and one of the few places on earth you can swim with them is off the shores of the beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia. These peaceful giants of the ocean are almost otherworldly, communicating with each other through an intricate system…

Swimming with Whales in Tahiti: Picking an Ethical Tahiti Whale Snorkel Tour

Swimming with Whales in Tahiti: Picking an Ethical Tahiti Whale Snorkel Tour

Humpback whales are something unique and majestic, titans who communicate through a complex system of songs and make some of the world’s longest migrations. As part of their annual migration, they take a break in the waters off of French Polynesia — and particularly Tahiti and Moorea — in order to bask in the warm…

Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera: The Phillippines’ Newly Minted Capital of Diving!

Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera: The Phillippines’ Newly Minted Capital of Diving!

When I arrived in Puerto Galera, there was a sense of pride in the air: Puerto Galera had just been declared the diving capital of the Philippines in September of 2023. And after 2 weeks and 24 dives in Puerto Galera and its neighboring preserved marine area of Verde Island, I could easily see why….

Great White Wall, Fiji: Your Complete Guide to Taveuni’s Best Dive Site

Great White Wall, Fiji: Your Complete Guide to Taveuni’s Best Dive Site

Named one of the best dive sites in the world, the Great White Wall in Fiji is so awe-inspiring that even months later, words fail me when I try to describe it. Diving it is a borderline religious experience that generously rewards divers who make the pilgrimage to the small island of Taveuni, Fiji’s Garden…

Diving Menjangan Island, Bali: Everything You Need to Know [2024]

Diving Menjangan Island, Bali: Everything You Need to Know [2024]

On the far north west corner of Bali, you’ll find the beautiful Menjangan Island, part of West Bali National Park and one of the best places to dive in Bali, if not all of Indonesia. So named for the wild deer that roam the island, scuba divers will be more interested to hear what there…