LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

She Walks the World

After finally obtaining my dive license and getting the dive addiction bug; I was excited to head for my next dives. I wanted to choose an international destination where I would be comfortable at– i.e. somewhere I have been to before. The first island that popped into my mind was Phuket, and after doing my research of dive centers on the island; I booked my dive trip, got on the plane and was there within a week. I couldn’t wait!

Scuba Diving in Phuket/Phi Phi - www.shewalkstheworld.comDiving in Phuket
Being a beginner, Phuket was an obvious choice as it is said to be one of the best spots for simple and easy dives. Plus, it offers plenty of sight seeing locations, shopping opportunities, beautiful resorts and nightlife; so that I could explore, party and also relax after completing all my scheduled dives.

Though I stayed on Phuket island itself, there are actually not many beautiful dive…

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Coron, Paradise of Phillipines

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Nov 8 – 14 2014

My first abroad, my first stamp on my passport.
I flew from Jakarta in the middle of the night with the excitement for vacation. Headed to Manila, Philippines, then flew again down to Palawan island, Coron.
When I hit Ninoy Aquino International airport, was trying to call a friend to filled my 6 hours connecting flight. Apparently, he forgot that I was coming and slept during the day. There you go, I got stuck at the airport for 6 hours.  Didn’t want to go anywhere anyway I was afraid I got lost.

Coron

Map of Coron Map of Coron


I walked my first step on Coron, Palawan. Breathing a different atmosphere. There was vans waiting to deliver passengers to their destination for 150 pesos. The only ride you can get in the airport. While on the way, I mailed a friend who lived in Coron. His name is…

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Majestic Manta Rays

indahs: dive, travel & photography

In this fourth edition of Marine Life monthly post, I am honored to include beautiful photos of Manta Rays from talented underwater photographers: Andre Philip, Boris Bialek and Chuck Gerlovich. Special thanks to Andre, Boris and Chuck for allowing me to use their amazing photos in this post. Please visit their links to see more of their beautiful photography works!

My diving certifications include a specialty of Manta Ray Diver – thanks to Scuba Schools International (SSI) and Orca Dive Center in Flores (Indonesia) for this interesting and eye opening course. My first encounter with Manta Rays was in Nusa Penida, Bali where I was at 15 meter depth and watched seven manta rays did the manta’s “circle” on the surface. It was beautiful sight. The second encounter was in Komodo, Flores where I had a chance to dive for 70 minutes with more than ten Manta…

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