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Liveaboard Diving Cruise specials, book today only

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Today (Sunday) is the last day of the Asian Diver Expo (ADEX) in Singapore. To mark this we have some spectacular offers for anyone who can book today! 01-07 May Makassar to Komodo on Black Manta US1850 per diver 20% discount only 2 spaces 01-03 May Tioman on MV DiveRace SG$600 standard cabiin SG$670 ensuite 10% discount Only ...

Late Cancellation on Layang Layang Liveaboard, May – 20% off

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Last Chance to dive Layang Layang & Outer Reef with MV White Manta in May 2013.  The best time of year and best time to see the schooling “BIG stuff”.  In 2012 they had Hammerhead sightings on EVERY trip, plus many more large pelagics and stunning visibility. Two trips available: 09 ...

Borneo Divers Mabul Special Offer, Dec to Feb

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Special promotion packages for Borneo Divers Mabul Resort for months of December 2012 through to February 2013.   1. Buy a 5 day, 4 night package and pay for only 3.5 nights PLUS get 50% off dive equipment rental 2. Buy a 3 night package and pay equivalent of only 2.8 nights ...

Kelabit Long Ears vanishing

Monday, June 4th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2489" align="alignleft" width="660" caption="A Kelabit lady with traditional long ears"][/caption] Traditionally the women of the Kelabit tribe of northern Borneo would use heavy brass weights to stretch their earlobes, considered to be highly attractive. Sadly this is another tradition that is fast disappearing. I once met a lady who had ...

The Penan Forest People of Northern Borneo

Monday, June 4th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2484" align="alignleft" width="660" caption="Penan Headman"][/caption] The Penan are a shy, hunter-gatherer tribe found in northern Borneo that live symbiotically with the rainforests. Traditionally they only build temporary shelters and spend most of their lives roaming through the jungle. Their way of life and, most probably, their entire existence is ...

New Shipwreck for divers at P Tioman, Malaysia

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Pulau Tioman, the towering, tropical forest-clad, coral-fringed island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, has a new shipwreck to dive. The former Royal Malaysian Navy warship KM Sipadan was sunk on 28th March 2012 to become an artificial reef.   KM Sipadan was commissioned some 48 years ago under the original ...


Monday, January 2nd, 2012

KL to Danang direct flights from Dec 11

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

AirAsia is to launch direct flights to Vietnam’s third largest city, Danang, from 16 December 2011. The airline will begin servicing the new route with four weekly flights departing from the LCC Terminal in Kuala Lumpur every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. To celebrate the launch, AirAsia is offering an all-in ...

Malaysian Dive Spots to reopen

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Nine dive spots in Malaysia that were closed in June last year are expected to be re-opened soon. The dive spots were closed after coral reefs in the vicinity were bleached. The exact reason for the bleaching is not known but speculation is that the change in sea temperature and ...

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Special for the London International Dive Show this weekend: 4D/3N PADI Open Water Course on Tioman Island, Malaysia, based on twin sharing accommodation in 3 Star Resort – GBP 280.00. Includes full course, course materials, equipment rental, certification, accommodation 6D/5N Unlimited Diving ...

London Dive Show offer: Sipadan

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

To mark the 2011 London International Dive Show (LIDS) this weekend, 26 & 27 March, Symbiosis is pleased to offer discounts on one week dive cruises aboard the Celebes Explorer as follows: Booking period: from now until 30 April 2011 only Travel period: 27 March 2011 to 26 February 2012. ...

Sabah Birdwatching Festival, 15-17 Oct 2010

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Borneo has amazing birdlife, and the inaugural Sabah Birdwatching Festival would be a great opportunity to learn something about them. Contact Symbiosis Expedition Planning about making a trip to attend the show next month and perhaps trekking into the forests to look for some birds yourself! See poster below:

Coral Bleaching: Malaysia bans divers in bid protect reefs

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Malaysia is renowned for its wonderful marine world and nearly half a million divers come here every year to admire some of the world’s most popular diving sites. The attention is fantastic as it helps raise awareness of some of the problems associated with global warming, yet on the other ...

Single Visa for ASEAN Proposed

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The Philippines is proposing the adoption of a single visa policy for 10 South-East Asian nations, saying it would benefit trade and tourism. Visitors currently need to secure separate visas for each of the 10 members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Philippine Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan said he was ...

Carcosa Seri Negara

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Kuala Lumpur’s historical hotel Carcosa Seri Negara will close its doors at the end of the year to begin a renovation and redevelopment program. Originally built in 1904 as the official residence of the highest British representative to the Malay States, Carcosa Seri Negara is a hallmark of Malaysia’s national heritage. ...