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Diving with Lissenung Island Resort New Ireland, PNG

5 – 15 June 2010

We have been on idyllic Lissenung Island Resort since June 5 and have spent wonderful time catching up with our friends Dietmar and Ange Amon, the owners and operators of this lovely little dive resort in the Pacific. In the past, Dietmar and Ange have house sat for us while we were away […]

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Malagan Tatanua Masks of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

11 & 14 June 2010

We met a fascinating Papua New Guinean artist by the name of Fabian Paino. He carves Malagan wooden sculptures, the ceremonial art of New Ireland’s living culture.

His work is now found amongst people’s collection from all over the world although Fabian still does not consider himself a master carver. He will be famous […]

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Critters of Kimbe Bay and Witu Islands

13 May – 3 June 2010

Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay

Dickie’s Place, Witu Islands

The many shoals and sea mounts in Kimbe Bay are popular to many divers in the lookout for sharks, schooling fish in the blue and some tunas passing through. But one type of dive that’s not everyone’s cup of tea and is an acquired […]

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Legendary FeBrina liveaboard in Father’s Reef and Witu Island, Kimbe Bay

25 May – 3 June 2009

Brandford Shoal, Kimbe Bay

Kilibob’s Knob, Father’s, Kimbe Bay

Dickie’s Place, Garove Island, Witu Islands

Alan Raabe is the well loved captain of one of the world’s best known liveboards. He is Australian and has been operating in Kimbe Bay for the past 17 years running a wonderful boat named FeBrina. It comfortably fits 12 […]

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Walindi Plantation Resort, Kimbe Bay, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010

Walindi Plantation Resort

Australians Max and his wife Cecilie were agriculturists when they bought an oil palm plantation in West New Britain, PNG in 1969.  The Benjamins’ plantation is an 800 acre property along the western shore of Kimbe Bay. Running through the property is a creek called Walindi in the local language. Avid […]

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Beautiful Walindi, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010

Walindi Plantation Resort

This is Yogi’s fourth and my third time in Walindi Plantation Resort. Needless to say, we simply adore it here. After diving many great spots in Asia during this expedition, we ask ourselves, do we still love it here? The answer is a resounding YES! And now that we can […]

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2010 Butanding Whale Shark Festival in Donsol, Philippines

27 April 2010

Woodland Resort, Donsol

We have not been to the Butanding Festival since 2003. It was exciting to be here again during the festivities and the fluvial parade was not to be missed.

We went to Donsol via night bus from Manila. It was a 12 hour drive to get there and upon arriving Woodland Resort, our home away from […]

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Hubbs Scientist Tagging Whale Sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines

24 – 27 April 2010

Woodland Resort, Donsol

To address some important questions about where sharks spend their time and what habtitats are important to them, a whale shark tagging program was set up four years ago in Donsol for whale shark conservation. With funding for megafauna research from WWF Denmark managed by Lene Topp, and quite a number […]

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Club Paradise – A Special Place in the Sun

18 – 22 April 2010

Dimakya Island, Club Paradise

Some thirteen year ago, Yogi already had a very special relationship with people working in Club Paradise resort, Busuanga, Northern Palawan, Philippines. Interestingly, the same friends he made back then are still there in an industry that is constantly changing and constantly facing unforeseen challenges. Dugong Dive Center’s owner Dirk Fahrenbach, GM Rolf […]

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Seagrass Bed for Marine Life in Club Paradise, Northern Palawan, Philippines

18 – 22 April 2010

Dimakya Island, Club Paradise

Many snorkelers and divers quickly swim past seagrass beds without stopping to check out the interesting marine life that live there.  Seagrass beds are very important marine habitats and ecosystems. With their root like stems, which can extend horizontally under the sand, seagrass beds serve as binders keeping the […]