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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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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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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 […]

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A Dugong in Club Paradise, Northern Palawan, Philippines

18 – 22 April 2010

Dirk Fahrenbach is a dear old friend of Yogi’s. He owns and runs Dugong Dive Center in Club Paradise and we met him in Singapore during ADEX 2010.  Upon finding out what we’ve been up to, Dirk immediately asked when we were visiting him in Club Paradise.

Still too many places to go, we were […]

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Club Ocellaris in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

27 – 31 March 2010

The charming clownfish finds a symbolic home out of water in this quaint dive resort by the sea in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas.  Club Ocellaris is where I first entered the water with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and Boy Venus was there to teach and introduce me to this wonderful world of diving.

Club […]

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More Anilao, Mabini, Batangas Critters

27 – 31 March 2010

The province of Batangas has more than a 30-kilometer long coastline – Balayan Bay in the west and Batangas Bay in the east. To the north is the town of Bauan, and on the south is Maricaban Strait. Known to scuba divers as Anilao, the prime dive sites are found within […]

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Nudibranchs of Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

27 – 31 March 2010

Anilao Batangas was where I learned diving in 1997. I had been coming here camping on the rocks when I was still in college in the 80’s! Anilao was where Manila divers went for diving because it was closest to Manila and we all thought it was a pretty cool place […]

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Newest Dive Resort in Mindoro – Apo Reef Club

15 – 22 March 2010

Guenter Taus was my dive instructor for my PADI advance course many years ago. He also is part owner of Occidental Mindoro’s newest dive resort called Apo Reef Club. Michi Roos is the founder and operations manager of this resort in the Philippine tropics.

Slowly but surely, they are building an eco resort […]

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Apo Reef with Apo Reef Club, Mindoro, Philippines

15 – 22 March 2010

With the expedition team complete with our writer Alya Honasan, our first Philippine journey for this leg was to Apo Reef.  We spent a few days and nights on a quaint Philippine style liveaboard named Apo Reef Club I. This boat is smoothly run by Apo Reef Club’s charming Swiss manager Michi Roos […]