Twenty thousand millimetres under the sea


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January 19th 2014
Published: January 19th 2014
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About the only real sustained extravagance of our travels was our addiction to scuba diving. We dived in the waters of Indonesia, Tonga, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. We did over 40 dives in a year and a half. It’s not particularly remarkable if you consider that a dive shop employee may do that many in a fortnight. But we’re pleased to have had the opportunity to ... Read Full Entry



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20th January 2014
Sea anemone

Fab photos!
Great photos and adventures! Glad to hear there are Marine Conservation Areas that are doing well. Hopefully, more people will dive in these and more will be established.
21st January 2014
Sea anemone

Hi Tara, thanks for your comment. Yes the diving was amazing in Borneo and Thailand and you definitely get an enormous appreciation for the underwater world. Best wishes, B&A
22nd January 2014

Awesome dive and beautiful photos
Love the photos. I am so happy that you managed to see so many things. Just some quick questions, did you guys need to stay over somewhere before going over to Maul? And what underwater set up is Mina using? Looking forward to more dive trips and photos. Have an awesome time in Sipadan!! (^_^)
26th January 2014

Underwater camera set-up & Semporna
Hello, Thanks for your comments. It's always great to know that people enjoy the blogs. We stayed overnight in Semporna, before going to Mabul and Sipidan. We'd arrived on the afternoon Air Asia flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau (an hour's drive from Semporna). This meant it was too late to take a boat transfer to Mabul. If you get a morning flight, you'll be able to make the boat transfer. Most of the resorts on Mabul will organise a transfer for their guests, but perhaps only once a day. This was the case at Uncle Chang's, where we stayed, and dived with. (Our review of UC here: http://tinyurl.com/qd4x67k) Underwater, Mina uses a Canon S95, with underwater housing specifically for that model. On dry land she uses a Canon 5D MkII. If you need more info, let us know. Best wishes, B&M

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