Category Archives: Asia

Blue Season Bali

Info on scuba diving met up with Mark Giles, one of the owners of Blue Season Bali dive centre in Bali, Indonesia at the World Travel Market in London’s Excel to learn about their operation and what diving is like in Bali.

Underwater footage is supplied by Blue Season Bali.

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.baliocean.com

The Philippines

The Philippines, located in Southeast Asia is made up of seven thousand, one hundred and seven islands and lies in the western Pacific Ocean.

Scuba diving is a popular actiivity for visiitors and is one of the major niche markets.phil_clownphil_diver_wreck1

All images on this page are courtesty Philippines Tourism

In Coron there are nineteen sunken ships from WW2 starting at a depth of just ten metres.

There is such a wide range of diving from muck diving to large species such as whale sharks.  There are over six hundred species of creature in the waters around the Philippines and it is a popular destination for scientific study of rare marine life.

Water temperatures are 25 – 32C year round as they have no winter.  The best time for divers to visit is from November to mid June with the rainy season being July to September.

There are direct flights to the Philippines available from London or Amsterdam with major airlines.

There is plenty of choice of where to stay to suit all budgets.

Info on scuba diving met with Chit Afuang the CEO of Philippines Tourism in the UK at Londons Excel Centre during the annual World Travel Market. Duration: 6 minutes HD_wt

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All images courtesty Philippines Tourism

For more information on visiting the Philippines please visit their official website http://www.wowphilippines.co.uk/home/

 

Sarawak, Malaysia

A few years ago, before Info on scuba diving was thought of, we were lucky enough to be asked to produce a video to promote tourism and diving in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. Sarawak is peninsular Malaysia and borders Indonesia and the Kindgom of Brunei. We spent three weeks travelling the area and filming both above and below the water, seeing amazing sites and getting access to areas most tourists never get close to so that we could film in greater detail. Highlights include the Orang-utan sanctuary, staying with the Iban – a tribal people who were once head-hunters, filming three million bats emerging from a huge cave system deep in the rainforest of Borneo and the remote Bario Highlands where the only access in is by flight over the mountains.

Part One – Welcome to Sarawak:Duration 7 minutes 43 seconds

Part Two – Welcome to Sarawak:Duration 8 minutes 11 seconds

Part Three – Welcome to Sarawak:Duration 5 minutes 45 seconds