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Special Summer Liveaboard Diving Discounts, Raja Ampat – July/Aug 2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Are you still deciding on your summer getaway? We may have just what you need - The SMY Tambora is now offering special discounts for the following 4 scheduled dates for liveaboard diving around North & Central Raja Ampat. Located northwest of Indonesia's West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) on the ...

Wild Haven of Cambodia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017


Kayaking in the Philippines – last minute adventure

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Superlative sea kayaking in the Calamian and Linapacan islands of Northern Palawan, Philippines. Last trip 15-23 Nov. Next trip: circumnavigate Coron Island by sea kayak 30 Nov-03 Dec. Four participating so far. There's room for 3 more! Next: An 8-day Round Busuanga and Round Coron kayak expedition Dec 31 - ...

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Monday, November 24th, 2014

To those of you in the UK, please watch this - Pailinesque travelogue with lots of useful, insightful knowledge about the wonderful Mekong River and the dangers it faces from over exploitation. Watch on iPlayer

Palawan’s Subterranean River, Philippines

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_121" align="alignright" width="300" caption="St Paul's Underground River, Palawan"] [/caption] Claimed to be the longest underground river in the world (although I hear rumours that a much longer one has been found in South America somewhere) is located in the St Paul's National Park in Palawan, Philippines. Emptying directly into the South China ...

“Too many people”: Philippine island being deforested despite extensive protections

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Almost completely covered in Protected Areas, Palawan lost 6.4 percent of its tree cover in just over a decade. About an hour and a half plane ride from the Philippine capital Manila is a long, narrow island home to about a quarter of all the animal species found in the country. ...

Last minute deal – Adventure cruise November 2014, Indonesia

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Super deal available for adventure cruise onboard the Ombak Putih. When book this November cruise, you are entitled to free domestic flights (associating with the cruise program) which saves you up to USD $700+. What: Sailing cruise (Snorkelling & Paddling) onboard Ombak Putih Where: Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong, Indonesia When: 20-29 ...

New bird species in the Philippines

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

A ground-warbler from the Philippines is the twenty-third species of bird described in 2013. The species, dubbed Robsonius Thompsoni, is described in the August issue of the journal The Condor. It was discovered after researchers from the University of Kansas, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the University of the ...

Rare Spiny Turtle found at Namtaloo Cave in Khao Sok, S Thailand

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand always manages to deliver thrills for nature lovers. This week, a rare Spiny Turtle was found just outside the Namtaloo Cave by Dave and his team. If you are visiting Thailand and are a wildlife enthusiast, a visit to Khao Sok should be high ...

Pulau Waigeo from the sky – stunning!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

This should taunt anyone looking for unspoiled remote places to dive with exceptional seascapes and unspoiled islands! This pic was taken from the air flying between Sorong in West Papua to Manado on the northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia, as we passed over Pulau Waigeo. This is real frontier diving with ...

Kayaking Palau, 13-23 Mar 2012

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

If you haven't had anything planned for 2012, mark your calendar if you are a kayak enthusiast. Join this 11-days expedition to explore Palau's hidden network of marine lakes, mangrove channels, marine tunnels, tropical beaches, and marine caverns, all in the serenity of nature. This expedition is designed to be safe and ...

Birding in Vietnam – New from Symbiosis

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Vietnam has the highest number of endemic bird species on mainland South East Asia. There are currently twelve species of bird that are found only in Vietnam, though this figure is liable to change at any time as taxonomic changes are made and species are 'split'. In addition to these ...