Divers group photo from Misool, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Dive Log

This is my log book of our Raja Ampat dives whilst exploring the Misool area on our recent Off the Chart Expedition on the liveaboard MV Panunee. Our dive guide was Hangky who has worked with the MV Panunee for years, our dive group Lizzie, Roy, Caro, Peter, Boots and myself Ric. Read more

Boo Bommie

Science Doesn’t Take Holidays

When someone mentions a live-aboard dive trip with a group of like-minded and passionate divers to one of the most biodiverse marine hotspots on the planet, some would think that it couldn’t get much better. Well, it turns out that it can… Read more

Schooling mobula rays in Myanmar

2017 Manta Discovery Expedition

Our recent expedition to Myanmar was a combination of all the things I love about diving. Discovery, adventure, diving with manta rays, diving with great buddies and having a lot of fun on a Myanmar liveaboard in a far flung location. So far flung in fact that we actually fell off the sea chart for Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. It was the realisation of a plan I had been hatching for a while now. It reminded me of my early days of diving in Myanmar and would result in something rather exciting for the future. Read more

Black Rock Dive Site in Myanmar Ray of hope

What lies above: Ray of Hope Myanmar 2017

This  expedition report is not really about scuba diving. There is, of course, plenty to say about the diving in Myanmar. The 3 days we spent at Black Rock and the 52 Giant Manta Rays we identified was the best diving experience of my life. The ‘Queens of Mantas’ herself had this to say about one particular dive:

“It was the best dive I have ever had in South East Asia”

DR. ANDREA MARSHALL, MARINE MEGAFAUNA FOUNDATION

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