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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 ...

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 ...

Rondon Ridge adds Presidential Suite

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

A new Presidential Suite has been added to Rondon Ridge and it has been named the Villa Wingti after a former PNG Prime Minister who was born in the Mount Hagen area. The Presidential suite is a two storied unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms up-stairs, and a kitchen, bar, lounge ...

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 ...

May Specials with Siren Dive Liveaboards

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

20% Discount on the following cruises: Fiji Siren  -  Dive Beyond the Bligh • 10 nights: 25 August - 04 September 2017   Indo Siren  -  Komodo National Park • 10 nights: 01 - 11 September 2017 Palau Siren  -  Dive the Rock Islands • 7 nights: 21 - 28 August 2017 Philippine Siren  - Malapascua & ...

Phnom Penh Street food

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Bangkok and Chiang Mai may have the richest street food in South East Asia, but Phnom Penh is finally making an effort to join the fray... [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7vLS_wi9Y&feature=youtu.be[/embed]

Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Reprinted from the Pandaw Blog 'The Chindwin is the loveliest of rivers...' so wrote my late friend Alister McCrae of his 1930s trip up the great tributary as a young assistant of the Irrawaddy Flotilla*. And so it remains. I have been up a few rivers in my time and the ...

Dive Raja Ampat last minute special

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Book Raja 4 Divers now for a dive holiday stay between 01 April and 03 June and get an instant 15% discount. ALSO Book a stay between 50 August and 30 September and enjoy 10% off. CURRENT AVAILABILITY (subject to change): April 2017 01 to 08 Apr 2017, 7 nights - 10 spaces 15% LAST MINUTE ...

Wild Haven of Cambodia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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Cycling in Burma

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Step back in time and be mesmerized by spirituality and pace of life of modern day Burma. From temple hopping, exploring the countryside, and discovering the coastline, touring Burma by bike is one of the best ways to experience this truly unique destination. * * * * * 14 Day, 13 Night Burma Adventure. Guaranteed departures ...

Angkor Wat walkthrough with Vina

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A walk through the amazing Angkor Wat with my friend, Vina. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qwrTcpWd6Q[/embed]

Raja Ampat Feb 2017. Last available places

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

There are still a few available places for the following cruises in Raja Ampat aboard the lovely Ondina sailing pinisi early next year: 12-21 February 2017. Sorong-Sorong. 9 nights. €2,745/person 23 February – 04 March 2017. Sorong-Sorong. 9 nights. €2,745/person This route covers the very best dive sites of Raja ...