Maldives Trip 2015

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Lurina freedives while on safety stop

Being on a liveaboard is definitely the best way to experience diving Maldives. I'm just glad I've hit the water sooner than later. Below are some photos of our eight day adventure with Majestic Dive... loads of Mantas and Sharks during the whole trip..below are a few photos from our happy adventure :)

Throwback, revisiting the hard drive

There was a time I used to dive almost everyday. Been high and dry for close to three months and I had this "miss the sea" feeling. All a landlubber can do is reminise, revisit his hard disk and find some old photos. Here are some images which I've never posted, I've updated some of my old trip entries with these latest post processed pics which were parked in my hard drive. You can follow the album by clicking the screenshot :) or more embedded photos posted below. Thanks for dropping by.

Off the Grid, Marine Conservation Cambodia

Photographer Jun V Lao
Volunteer Camilla takes a breather after an island to island swim

One of the strangest things about working and living in Cambodia is the amount of holidays one gets in a year. (lots of holidays at the first six months). Had a five day break a month ago and wanted to try diving the Cambodian coast again (dove Sihanoukville once in 2010, a three day/ ten dive adventure). Made several inquiries with dive shops around Sihanoukville and stumbled upon Marine Conservation Cambodia, a site I remember to have passed by frequently when I was new to diving (found it way cool).

Planets Underwater, A tribute set

Photographer, Jun V Lao, PaparazSea
Planet Bauan is a galactic playground, photographically speaking

In 2012, Tony Cherbas posted an awesome set entitled Planets Underwater... here's a tribute set to his inspiring outworldly images, Tony is one of the more creative underwater photographers...who consistently wins photo competitions yearly. All the tribute photos were taken with Bus Stop Dive Resort, a rustic resort located in Bauan Batangas offering several "Coral Planet" photo opportunities to choose from. 

Vibrant Reefs- Bauan Batangas

Photographer Jun V Lao
A Giant Frogfish lurks at a dark corner of the reef, Emi explores

In the early 90's, Bauan Batangas was probably the main base for most Manila divers when the roads to Anilao were still being completed. Currently, the area caters mostly to newly certified divers since most resorts in the area have house reefs very suitable for dive training plus resort packages for weekend overnighters bundled with unlimited shore diving are great deals for those who want to master their skills underwater. I used to dive the area a lot in 2009 and vividly remember the colorful coral overhangs of Pinnacle and Ligpo Island plus the numerous cave swim throughs in the area and decided to do a revisit...