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Last Minute Availability – Tubbataha, Philippines

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A few spaces opened up for Tubbataha diving onboard the Seadoors liveaboard! Listed as UNESCO dive site in the Philippines, Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in the Sulu Sea. Due to its isolated location, it can only be visited by liveaboard, and the season ...

Special Offers on Tambora liveaboard, Indonesia

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

[caption id="attachment_932" align="alignright" width="400"] SMY Tambora[/caption]There are several last minute special offers available onboard the beautiful Tambora, sailing through the exotic islands of Indonesia. Offers are: 11-23 Apr 2018 | Hidden Bays & Painted Rocks | Raja Ampat & Triton Bay from Kaimana to Sorong | Special price US$3,816 as compared ...

2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The 2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will take place on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-11 March 2018.   Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has become one of the biggest charitable events in Southeast Asia with over US$1.5 million (BHT 50 million) raised ...

Typhoon hits central Vietnam

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam this year, made landfall on Saturday 04 November 2017 with winds of up to 90 km/h (56 mph) that damaged more than 40,000 homes, knocked down electricity poles and uprooted trees, leaving 29 dead and 29 missing according to the Central ...

Bali’s Volcano

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The status for Bali's rumbling Mount Agung volcano that forced more than 100,000 to flee was downgraded on Sunday from level IV (danger, the highest level) to level III (standby), but there is still a chance it could erupt. Thousands of evacuees have been allowed to go home now that ...

Bali’s Mt Agung continues to Rumble… but not yet erupt

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Mt. Agung continues to rumble but has yet to erupt. White smoke at a height of 1,500 meters was seen over Mount Agung on October 7, 2017. More than 100,000 have evacuated their villages with government officials unhappy that perhaps as many as half the evacuees, acting out of fear and ...

Bali’s Rumpling volcano – update

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Now 10 full days after the alert level on Bali’s volcanic Mount Agung was increased to the highest level “IV” – the volcano continues to rumble but has yet to actually erupt. The number of people who have evacuated their homes is now estimated to have surpassed 140,000 – a ...

Bali’s Mount Agung threatens to blow

Monday, September 25th, 2017

BALI, Indonesia — Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Read more on Khaosod here

Education for Conservation in West Papua

Monday, September 11th, 2017

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUWe2diqnQ&inf_contact_key=0451cfeb3aaee8024277dc16fcf6b7cfe8048e84f2dbc12d736118705b04bbe4[/embed] This colourful ship in the photo behind the two happy snorkelling kids is the Kalabia. She cruises around Raja Ampat in West Papau engaging the natural curiosity of children in order to teach them about conservation, which in turn helps build community knowledge and awareness, pride, love, and a sense ...

Last Minute offer: Eastern Indonesia Luxury Liveaboard

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Symbiosis is pleased to be able to offer a fantastic 25% discount for the very last twin cabin aboard this amazing dive cruise from Alor to Triton Bay, West Papua. An adventurous diver's dream trip through some of the richest waters in the world. Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel today to hold ...

Malaysia Introduces New Tourism Tax

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Federal Government has introduced a new mandatory "Tourism Tax" of MYR10 per room per night (approx: $2.35 or £1.80) for all foreign passport holders. The tax is applicable to all foreign visitors to Malaysia, both business and leisure travellers alike. Malaysian citizens and permanent residents who hold a valid MyPR ...

Liveaboard Diving Indonesia Special Offers

Monday, August 21st, 2017

4 superb specials with the gorgeous Tambora in Indonesia coming up: 23-Oct – 04-Nov 2017: Planet Pelagic Ambon to Tual via Banda and the Eastern Banda Sea Special price US$4,160 as compared to regular US$4,895 07-19 Nov 2017: The Blue Asylum Tual to Saumlaki through the Eastern and Southern Banda Sea Special price US$4,160 as compared ...

Renovations to Saigon Cathedral

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral will carry out a massive two-year renovation project from 2017 – 2019 with the approval of the Ho Chi Minh’s municipal government. This is the first major refurbishment for the 137-year-old landmark, one of Saigon’s most famous tourist attractions. The restoration work will be conducted carefully to ...

Whale art installation in the Philippines

Friday, May 26th, 2017

A massive whale is unveiled on the shores of Sea Side Beach Resort in Naic, Cavite, Luzon, Philippines. The 15m x 3m blue whale, which looked to be in the late stages of decomposition, captured the attention of nearby communities and beachgoers. As groups gathered to haul off the dead whale, they ...

Gangga Island Dive special

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Gangga Island Resort & Spa is located on the tiny island of Pulau Gangga, just off the northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The closest dive sites are around Gangga itself and the 2 larger neighbours, Bangka and Talisei, but also with easy reach are the Bunaken Marine Park and the ...