Diving in Asia

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    USS Liberty Wreck Tulamben, Indonesia

    The USAT Liberty is one of Bali's most famous dive site.USAT Liberty Glo, a United States Army Transport, was built at the Hog Island emergency shipyard in Philadelphia during World War I, but was completed after the November 1918 armistice. Shortly after the U.S. entry into World War II, Liberty…

    The Canyons Puerto Galera, Philippines

    An advanced dive that requires a good dive guide to allow for the currents to sweep you into position. Racing over several small drop-offs below the Hole in the Wall covered in soft corals and sponges, you can duck into and one of the Canyons for a respite from the current. There is much to find on…
    The boat in 1930's

    Sophie Rickmers Wreck Pulau Weh, Indonesia

    The Sophie Rickmers is a 134 m long impressive wreck. During World War II, the Sophie Rickmers was requisitioned by the Dutch. On May 10, 1940 the crew sunk the ship.The wreck now lies in 55 of water. This is a deep dive for advanced divers. The wheelhouse is 37 m deep, the decks around 45 m deep.…
    atop the shallow reef on a stop after a long dive in Sombrero Island

    Sombrero Island Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    On thesurface, this island resembles a hat underwater, so its profile makethe name Sombrero even more appropriate. The rim of the "hat" stretches a long way underwater from north tosouth. Gorgonians, black coral, shells, turtles, rays, grunts, jacks, snappers, and a great variety of soft corals are…
    Pygmy Seahorse

    Seaventure Dive Platform (Oil… Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Descend down the leg of the Oil Rig onto the sand and explore amongst the rubble and coral for the coolest critters on the planet such as nudibranchs, ribbon eels, frogfish, the amazing pygmy seasorse, shrimps, crabs, crocodilefish, stonefish, scorpionfish and many more macro critter you only…
    Frogfish open wide!

    Seaventure Dive Platform (Oil… Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Descend down the leg of the Oil Rig onto the sand and explore amongst the rubble and coral for the coolest critters on the planet such as nudibranchs, ribbon eels, frogfish, the amazing pygmy seasorse, shrimps, crabs, crocodilefish, stonefish, scorpionfish and many more macro critter you only…
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    Richelieu Rock Koh Surin, Thailand

    Probably the best divesite in Surin Islands, and also in Thailand is the world renowned Richelieu Rock, which lies 18km east of the Surin islands and is a small limestone outpost carpeted with thick pink and purple corals. Locals call it "Plo Nam", and rumor says it was discovered by Jaques…

    Richelieu Rock Koh Surin, Thailand

    Probably the best divesite in Surin Islands, and also in Thailand is the world renowned Richelieu Rock, which lies 18km east of the Surin islands and is a small limestone outpost carpeted with thick pink and purple corals. Locals call it "Plo Nam", and rumor says it was discovered by Jaques…
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    Richelieu Rock Koh Surin, Thailand

    Probably the best divesite in Surin Islands, and also in Thailand is the world renowned Richelieu Rock, which lies 18km east of the Surin islands and is a small limestone outpost carpeted with thick pink and purple corals. Locals call it "Plo Nam", and rumor says it was discovered by Jaques…
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    Pescador Island Moalboal, Philippines

    Pescador island is a marine sanctuary. You can dive several times here, best is the S part. There is a steep wall with a cave named cathedral in the NW side.The major attraction at this island is the resident schools of sardines that must number in the tens of thousands. These small fish attract…

    Manila Channel Puerto Galera, Philippines

    An abundance of stony hard coral can be found at this dive site. The reef starts in 1m/3' of water and extends out until two small walls are encountered, which drop down to 18m/60'. Several medium sized groupers live here but are difficult to spot since they are well camouflaged and retreat to their…
    Scalloped Hammerhead

    Rasdhoo - Madivaru Rasdhoo Atoll, Maldives

    On the south side of Madivaru island in the Rashdoo island is this worldwide famous site for Hammerhead Sharks encounters. The reef formation is spectacular and quite confusing, as it has two pools with sandy entrances, forming like bridges at 15m, with the pools at 20 to 30m.This dive site is…
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    Maaya Thila North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Maayaa thila is probably one of the most popular dive sites in North Ari Atoll, and is common to find 3, 4 or more dhoanis around with lots of divers around, specially in high season. It is a marine protected area that has a thila at 6m with a diameter of around 80 meters. Around the thila is a wall…

    Maaya Thila North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Maayaa thila is probably one of the most popular dive sites in North Ari Atoll, and is common to find 3, 4 or more dhoanis around with lots of divers around, specially in high season. It is a marine protected area that has a thila at 6m with a diameter of around 80 meters. Around the thila is a wall…
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    Lankan Manta Point North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Lankan or Manta point is one of the most exciting dive sites in Maldives. It consists on three cleaning stations (or four) for mantas. It is almost sure to find the big guys here.The most important part is to stay away of the cleaning stations (the base of the rocks). If a diver stands there, the…
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    Lankan Manta Point North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Lankan or Manta point is one of the most exciting dive sites in Maldives. It consists on three cleaning stations (or four) for mantas. It is almost sure to find the big guys here.The most important part is to stay away of the cleaning stations (the base of the rocks). If a diver stands there, the…

    Lankan Manta Point North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Lankan or Manta point is one of the most exciting dive sites in Maldives. It consists on three cleaning stations (or four) for mantas. It is almost sure to find the big guys here.The most important part is to stay away of the cleaning stations (the base of the rocks). If a diver stands there, the…
    Mandarin Fish in Mabul Reef

    Mabul House Reef Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    House reef in Mabul is outstanding, either you are in the Sipadan Water Village, in the homestay or in the old oil rig. Usually these places offer free diving here with their packages and is crazy not to use it.You can find lots of lion fishes, crocodile fishes, stone fish, small barracudas, potato…

    Koh Chi Koh Surin, Thailand

    Fringe reef off the western side. Depths from 10 - 22m. Average depth 18m. Visibilty 12 - 24m. A variety of hard corals carpet the sea floor. Turtles (hawksbill, oliver ridley, green, and occasional leatherback) are common. Also there is a chance of large pelagics, dog-faced tuna, barracuda. The…
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    Jemeluk Amed, Indonesia

    Whaleshark Outside Irako Maru, Coron Palawan

    Irako Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in the south-east of Lusong Island south of the Kogyo Maru, the Irako, a Japanese supply ship, 147m (482ft) long with 9.570 G.R.T., was sunk in this furious strike of the American Air force in September 24, 1944.The Irako, a provision-vessel for refrigerating food, sunk after disastrous…

    Hole in the Wall Puerto Galera, Philippines

    Situated on Escarceo Point, this dive is typically performed as an 18m/60' profile. Allowing for currents you drop into 9m/30' of well-lit water, with fields of table corals as good as anywhere in the world. You descend in several stepped drop-offs, each about 3m/9' and reach The Hole at about…

    Hin Daeng Koh Lanta, Thailand

    This dive site has many times been listed as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. It's situated about 30 nautical miles off Koh Lanta and with its diverse and abundant marine life, you are sure not to be disappointed. Located only 500 metres away from Hin Muang, dive centers usually offer a…

    Hin Daeng Koh Lanta, Thailand

    This dive site has many times been listed as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. It's situated about 30 nautical miles off Koh Lanta and with its diverse and abundant marine life, you are sure not to be disappointed. Located only 500 metres away from Hin Muang, dive centers usually offer a…

    Hin Daeng Koh Lanta, Thailand

    This dive site has many times been listed as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. It's situated about 30 nautical miles off Koh Lanta and with its diverse and abundant marine life, you are sure not to be disappointed. Located only 500 metres away from Hin Muang, dive centers usually offer a…

    Guraidhoo Kandu South Male Atoll, Maldives

    The whole Guraidhoo Kandu is a marine protected area, and has several dive sites. There are two main channels: Lhosfushi Kandu and Guraidhoo Kandu. Between them there is Medhu Faru. The reef is complicated and offers many different ways to dive the site. Is a highlight in South Male and some safaris…
    Baby Turtle at Shark Point

    Shark Point Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

    Shark Point east of Gili Trawangan is a popular dive spot in the mornings. This dive site consists of different levels (24m, 20m, 18m); it starts with a slope out of hard and soft corals, the "native country" of green and hawksbill turtles.The different levels are sandy areas with small coral blocks…

    Gili Tepekong - Toilet Bowl Amuk Bay, Indonesia

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    Fiabacet Raja Ampat, Indonesia

    Fiabacet is a group of 3 dive spots (Fiabacet 1-3) which are around a group of 3 small rock islands.The walls have a dense cover of soft and hard coral, sponges, fans and whip corals. There is a lot of macro life to be discovered, but there is also a lot of fish, turtles,cuttle fish and squids.These…
    Grey Reef Shark

    Embudhoo Kandu South Male Atoll, Maldives

    The embudhoo is one of the only kandus on the east side of Vaadhoo region, therefore the currents here can be really strong. It is a protected marine area and there are many ways to dive this site depending on the current and interests of the diver.If the current is ingoing, the south part of the…
    Koala Dive site, Anilao Philippines

    Daryl Laut Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Descending into the Wreck

    Daryl Laut Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

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    Calanggaman Island Malapascua, Philippines

    Calanggaman Island is the picture postcard desert island, actually chosen from over 7,000 islands to grace the cover of Jens Peters - the definitive Philippines Travel Guide.Calangaman Island is palm trees and a pile of white sand surrounded by crystal clear water and steep walls dropping off into…
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    Nunez Shoal Malapascua, Philippines

    A stunning wall dive, Nunez Shoal hosts a wide variety of life. As you approach the wall and drop off, look ahead into the sandy areas for groups of garden eels. As you drop over the wall, look out into the blue for pelagics such as eagle rays and sharks, and along the wall you can spot white eyed…

    Mabini Padre (Blue Water… Labuan, Malaysia

    This wreck lies northeast of Kuraman Island and is 34 km from Labuan. It gets its name from the clear 'blue' waters it lies lies in and of all the wrecks in the area this one has the best visibility. The Mabini Padre is a large Philippines fishing trawler, which caught fire and sank in 1981.The…

    Blue Lagoon Amuk Bay, Indonesia

    Great place for night diving and photography. This is a crowded snorkelling site!
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    Block #1 Balabac - Bugsuk, Philippines

    Beatrice Rock Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

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    Batee Tokong Pulau Weh, Indonesia

    From the surface to about 25 m deep. Here begins a flat stage, great marine life with fan corals.Napoleon, large Grouper and black-tipped reef sharks.
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    Batee Tokong Pulau Weh, Indonesia

    From the surface to about 25 m deep. Here begins a flat stage, great marine life with fan corals.Napoleon, large Grouper and black-tipped reef sharks.