Author Archives: Hilde

Dugong!

Here are some fab photos from when Tony met the gorgeous dugong! If you are lucky he will come close to you and lie in the sand, even rolling over and swimming around you as if he is playing!

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Welcome Brian!

  Welcome Brian, a shitzu dog that we have rescued from Manado. He is a pedigree dog that no-one wanted because he had an operation for a hernia when he was 6 months old. He is now 9 months old and living happily on our beach! Brian is quite high-maintenance and requires washing and shaving […]

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The Discerning Photographer

By Nick Coendoz: Over here on Bangka Island we are fortunate to be surrounded by a myriad of world class photo opportunities. From rare and wonderful critters to astounding reefscapes set in gin-clear water, nothing is left wanting from super macro right through to sublime wide angle scenes, often on the same dive. When faced […]

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6 questions to ask your dive resort

Every car driver knows to ask that the car they buy is safe for use, that the brakes work and that the airbags will go off in case of an accident. These things sometimes cross our minds and we often trust that someone, somewhere is making sure that they are taken care of. In the […]

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My PADI Instructor Course

After my Divemaster course I returned to the UK to begin my University degree in Social Anthropology. The following summer I had four months off Uni, so I decided to head to the beautiful island of Koh Tao, Thailand, famous for its all-round dive obsession! This little island has a huge amount of dive centres […]

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