Unprepared – First Time Guiding a Dive

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We’d just come out of the water, ready for a break before the next dive when he said to me “how many times have you been diving at Siaba Basar?”. An odd question coming from the trip director aboard the liveaboard during my DMT course, but one that became clear when he’d told me I’d be leading the next dive …

Packing List – Cycling Vietnam

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The inevitable question with a holiday looming – what do I pack? It became even more of a challenge when I was preparing myself for a solo cycle across Vietnam. Not only was I not a cyclist (so didn’t have the faintest clue what to bring for the bike), but I needed to keep the weight down because the fact …

Batu Bolong – The Jewel of Komodo

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It’s the jewel of the ocean in Komodo National Park. Most people come here knowing they want to dive it, and I can’t imagine the site would ever disappoint. It is, of course, Batu Bolong. With just a small section showing it’s location above sea level – a “hollow rock” giving it it’s name – Batu Bolong sits along the …

Divemaster – the “who”, “when” and “where”

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For me, the choice of “who”, “when” and “where” to do my Divemaster Training (DMT) was relatively simple. Generally, it comes down to just a handful of points.   1. Geographical location   2. Intended dates   3. Course length   4. Dive company You may consider other factors, but for me, these were the main ones. Geographical Location Geographical …

Road Rules of Vietnam – They Exist

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All up I spent about four months in Vietnam – much of that time spent either on my bicycle or on a scooter. Arguably, compared to the tourists who pass through for just a handful of days and up to a month, you could say I’m a bit of an “expert” on the road rules of the country. But lets …