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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 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 ...