Modern Indonesian Phinisi Style Liveaboard: Akora

Do you want to know the best way to dive Raja Ampat… Choose liveaboard life! We were asked to come aboard the new Akora liveaboard which sails the waters of Raja Ampat over a ten day liveaboard trip, departing from Waisai the main town and harbour on the island of Waeigo, one of the four…

Introducing the Jewel of Malaysia & Your Next Island Getaway: Langkawi

Looking for an island get away that offers an abundance of natural beauty, doesn’t cost the earth, won’t be filled with tourists and doesn’t require a tour guide? Well, aren’t we all. And so begins the impossible search for the idyllic setting without paying the earth or being stuck without home comforts in the jungle…

This Blog Will Find You The Best Divemaster Training in The World

If you’re wondering what a Divemaster is, or what it takes to make the most out of your training… wonder no more. I had unquestionably the most challenging, rewarding, invigorating and life expanding experience possible when doing my Divemaster course. Truthfully I would challenge anyone who wished to prove they made more out of their…

What Really Happens on a Scuba Diving Rescue Course

Who do you trust with your life? Who would rescue you? I mean, truly. Because if you’re taking on an activity like scuba diving, it involves a significant amount of risk for a recreational activity each time you decide to take part; regardless of your certification or experience. So with changing circumstances and perhaps changing…

Welcome aboard Jaya Liveaboard: Komodo Dragons & Diving!

Finding our way around our new home for the next four days, we check out the top deck, sun deck and on passing by the kitchen and a quick hello to some of the most important people onboard – the captain and the chef, we carry on down the corridor to our twin cabin. It’s…

The Jaya Liveaboard, Komodo National Park

One of the first ships to offer a liveaboard trip in Komodo, Jaya has a wonderfully rich history with the waters on which it sails, and an equally tried and tested method to how it operates. Built fourteen years ago, originally Jaya sailed the waters of South East Asia. Her design, a Phinisi sailing schooner,…

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Scuba Diving Liveaboard Experience

We went on three liveaboards in three months and wow, do we have some top tips for you if you’re considering your first liveaboard experience! If you are new to the world of liveaboard diving, be prepared to never want to dive any other way again. If you thought diving was addictive, liveaboard diving will…

PADI Advanced Open Water Course – Everything you need to know

An introduction… It seems logical to me that you would want to expand your skills once you enter the world of diving from your initial experience of perhaps a Discover Scuba Dive or your Open Water certification, that is of course because I loved completing my Open Water course and without much persuasion decided I…

Plastic or Paradise?

You’ve arrived in paradise, the sun is shining, the water is turquoise and the beaches are white sand and lined with palm trees… You’ve been passed a cold cocktail – now sit back, relax, enjoy the natural beauty and heat of this foreign land – you’ve earned it. But what’s the actual reality of the…

Diving into Komodo National Park

What do you do differently when the day you’ve been waiting for, for over six months is imminent? Prepare your clothes the night before, get to bed early and make sure you’ve set an overzealous amount of alarms (considering you’ll be awake even before the stupidly early one out of sheer excitement). #DiveGeeks maybe, but…