Category: Scuba

The USAT Liberty wreck in Tulamben is up there with the SS Yongala (Queensland, Australia) as the best diving I’ve done. Unlike the Yongala, though, access couldn’t be easier – it’s actually a beach dive! This came about because the …

Liberty Wreck Dive, Tulamben, Bali Read More »

Ko Tao is one of the main stops on the Thai leg of the Banana Pancake Trail, a tiny slice of backpacker party paradise and the place which certifies the second largest number of new Open Water divers per year …

Learning to Dive on Ko Tao Read More »

I have to be honest and say the Philippines wasn’t the most enjoyable bit of travelling I’ve ever done – true to form I insisted on doing everything overland, but the convoluted geography, weak infrastructure, and poor public transport made …

Scuba Diving in Cebu & Bohol Read More »

The SS Yongala wreck is one of the most famous dive sites in Australia, and for good reason – my two dives there were far better than the diving I did on the Great Barrier Reef. The Yongala went down …

SS Yongala Wreck Dive, Australia Read More »

I only did one dive in Mexico – my budget was really tight and most of what I had available for diving while backpacking through Central America was earmarked for finishing my Advanced Open Water when we reached Utila in …

Cenote Cavern Diving, Mexico Read More »

Utila is one of the Bay Islands off the northern coast of Honduras, and is often referred to as the Ko Tao of Central America – that is, the place where all the backpackers go to party and learn to …

Utila, Honduras Read More »